Centre College to hire director of sustainability

As the next step in its on-going commitment to the environment, Centre College will begin a national search for a director of sustainability, a new position at the 200-year-old institution that will serve as a nexus for a number of campus departments and offices. Brett Werner, associate professor of environmental studies, will oversee the effort

By |2020-02-27T10:40:33-05:00February 27th, 2020|News, Sustainable Centre|

Arbor Day Foundation Honors Centre College with 2019 Tree Campus USA® Recognition

The national Arbor Day Foundation has designated Centre College a 2019 Tree Campus USA®, the ninth year in a row the College has been honored for its commitment to beautification and effective urban forest management. The national program was created in 2008 to honor colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and

By |2020-02-20T12:48:39-05:00February 20th, 2020|Campus, News, Sustainable Centre|

Recyclemania kicks off for 2020

Centre College will once again participate in Recyclemania in 2020, beginning Sunday, February 2. RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities and awareness to their campus communities. Over an eight-week period ending March 28, hundreds of colleges across the United States and Canada

By |2020-01-31T13:45:45-05:00January 31st, 2020|News, Sustainable Centre|

Pepsico grant awarded to Centre College for third year

For the third consecutive year, Centre College has received a $10,000 grant from the Pepsico Zero Impact Fund (ZIF) to support renewable energy efforts on campus. In 2017 and 2018, Centre received support for the College's first renewable energy project installed on the roof of Chowan Multipurpose Building. The first phase of the installation was

By |2019-04-26T17:55:38-04:00April 26th, 2019|Campus, News, Sustainable Centre|

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 |2019-04-12T16:13:32-04:00February 19th, 2019|Campus, 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 |2019-02-04T19:55:11-05:00February 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 |2019-01-30T21:06:16-05:00January 30th, 2019|Campus, 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 |2018-11-01T16:29:55-04:00November 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 |2018-10-25T13:26:07-04:00October 25th, 2018|News, Sustainable Centre|
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