Arbor Day Foundation Honors Centre College with 2018 Tree Campus USA® Recognition

Centre College’s commitment to beautification and effective urban forest management has been acknowledged yet again with a 2018 Tree Campus USA® recognition for the 8th year in a row by the Arbor Day Foundation. "Tree Campuses and their students set examples for not only their student bodies but the surrounding communities, showcasing how trees create a healthier

By |2019-02-19T16:06:47+00:00February 19th, 2019|Finance Office, News, Sustainable Centre|

CentreTerm trip immerses students in Caribbean ecology

Assistant Professors of Biology Mark Galatowitsch and Marie Nydam led a group of 24 Centre College students on a CentreTerm study abroad trip to Belize in January. “Our course taught students about the fundamental concepts of Caribbean ecology by experiencing first-hand different Caribbean ecosystems,” Galatowitsch said. “We also had the opportunity to learn about Belize’s

Recyclemania: Let the competition begin

February 3 marks the beginning of RecycleMania at Centre College, a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an 8-week period ending March 30, hundreds of colleges across the United States and Canada are competing in several categories based on the

By |2019-02-04T19:55:11+00:00February 4th, 2019|News, Sustainable Centre|

Centre College undertakes campus wide lighting retrofit to reduce carbon footprint

A new partnership between Centre College and Nashville-based Tenzing Energy Solutions will retrofit the majority of campus buildings with more efficient and safer lighting, achieving significant emissions reductions and cost savings estimated in excess of $1 million over the next five years. In making the conversion to LED lighting, Centre will realize continued savings well

By |2019-01-30T21:06:16+00:00January 30th, 2019|Finance Office, News, Sustainable Centre|

Centre named Tree Campus USA for eighth consecutive year

Centre College was honored with a 2017 Tree Campus USA recognition for the eighth year in a row by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. In the midst of the College's Sustainability Month celebrations, this reminder of Centre's commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of

By |2018-11-01T16:29:55+00:00November 1st, 2018|News, Sustainable Centre|

Sustainability Month highlights reducing environmental impact

Centre College’s annual Sustainability Month arrived again Oct. 15 and will run through Nov. 16 with exciting events across campus designed to bring awareness to the College’s sustainability efforts and the work being done by clubs and organizations that are making a difference. The month highlights ways the entire community can reduce their impact on

By |2018-10-25T13:26:07+00:00October 25th, 2018|News, Sustainable Centre|

Centre once again named a Pepsico ZIF grant recipient

For the second consecutive year, Centre College has been chosen to receive a $10,000 grant from Pepsico Recycling’s Zero Impact Fund (ZIF). The funds will be used for the second phase of an installation of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Chowan Multipurpose Building. Centre is one of fifteen schools selected nationally to receive

By |2018-08-24T12:39:48+00:00August 24th, 2018|News, Sustainable Centre|

Centre celebrates Earth Day

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, Centre College has actively supported sustainable practices, both on campus and in the community. From student organizations to the President’s Climate Commitment Advisory Committee (PCCAC), members of the Centre community are united in their desire to reduce the College's environmental footprint. Participation in Earth Day events is an

By |2018-05-24T20:58:27+00:00April 20th, 2018|News, Sustainable Centre|

New internship sustains Centre’s climate change action

Jeanette Burke ’18 of Temecula, California, has designed multiple projects for campus sustainability this semester with the support of her faculty mentor Preston Miles, John C. Walkup Professor of Chemistry. A new position, Burke has had the opportunity to form the internship around her interests in gaining experience in sustainability, while simultaneously supporting goals set

By |2018-05-25T13:55:52+00:00April 12th, 2018|Environmental Studies, Internships, News, Sustainable Centre|

Campus competition conducted by Jeanette Burke ’18

Jeanette Burke ’18 is serving this semester as Centre College's sustainability intern, a new position directed by John C. Walkup Professor of Chemistry Preston Miles. One of the projects the English major from Temecula, California, has undertaken is the Energy Competition, which reviews energy use in certain campus buildings in an effort to educate occupants

By |2018-05-29T15:46:28+00:00March 20th, 2018|Creative Writing, English, Internships, Sustainable Centre|
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