Biodiversity & Ecology
Many faculty members teach courses and conduct research with students on crucial global issues such as ecology and biodiversity, an important factor in the survival of the various species on Earth.
We incorporate sustainable principles and technologies in the design, construction and maintenance of all campus facilities. We also benchmark sustainability performance.
We are committed to reducing our use of fossil fuel by producing energy from sustainable sources such as wind turbines, solar panels and employing green building practices.
Food & Farm
LaFarm, a two-acre community garden and student farm at Metzgar Fields, serves as a laboratory for student-faculty research. It's the cornerstone of the College's Sustainable Food Loop.
Resource Use and Recycling
We boast an active community dedicated to improving recycling practices for paper, plastic, e-waste and organic matter.
We work to reduce vehicle emissions through efforts designed to encourage walking, biking and the use of campus shuttles and public transportation.
We look for ways to reduce water consumption, increase its reuse and adopt best practices for managing storm water runoff. Examples include the installation of bottle-filling stations and more efficient shower-heads in campus facilities.