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+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Creative Writing, English, Internships, Sustainable Centre|

Centre College dedicates its first solar project

Centre College dedicated the installation of its first solar panel array with a ceremony held on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Raising funds for the project was a grassroots effort led by senior Zach Schmucker and recent graduate Caitlin Yockey, who were instrumental in securing a $10,000 grant from Pepsico Recycling’s Zero Impact Fund (ZIF). Centre is

By | 2018-05-30T19:59:15+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|News, Sustainable Centre|

Fall Farm-to-Table Banquet a treat for students

Sixty Centre College students will take part in the Centre Environmental Association (CEA) fall Farm-to-Table Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m. Catered by Sodexo on the patio in front of Campus Center, this popular Sustainability Month event features a variety of sustainable, ethical and locally sourced foods. Students sign-up for the event on

By | 2018-05-29T14:27:26+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Campus, News, Sustainable Centre|

Sustainability Month highlights the environment

Centre College's annual Sustainability Month arrives again Oct. 16 through Nov. 13 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 the environment. New

By | 2018-05-29T15:37:19+00:00 October 13th, 2017|News, Sustainable Centre|

Solar panel project grows with additional campus support

A solar panel installation project on Centre College’s campus has gotten a big boost. The plan that started with a $10,000 grant from PepsiCo Recycling’s Zero Impact Fund (ZIF) has expanded from a “phased” project with an initial 5 kW capacity, to an array of 60 panels with nearly 20 kW of capacity thanks to

By | 2018-05-24T15:20:02+00:00 July 26th, 2017|News, Sustainability blog, Sustainable Centre|

Centre College named Tree Campus for the seventh year

Centre College was honored with a  2016 Tree Campus USA recognition for the seventh year in a row by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Created in 2008, Tree Campus USA is a national program by the Arbor Day Foundation that honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees

By | 2018-06-13T19:30:34+00:00 May 8th, 2017|News, Sustainable Centre|

Campus events highlight Centre’s commitment to sustainable practices

Many events sponsored by faculty, staff and students throughout the year highlight Centre College's global commitment to environmentally friendly practices. In the spring, the pace quickens with renewed energy focused on sustainability efforts on and off campus. The annual e-Waste Recycling event will be held on Friday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. behind

By | 2018-06-18T14:26:39+00:00 April 21st, 2017|News, Sustainable Centre|

Centre College named a Pepsico Recycling Zero Impact Fund recipient

Centre College's student-led proposal to install a solar photovoltaic array on campus has been chosen to receive $10,000 from Pepsico Recycling's Zero Impact Fund (ZIF). Centre is one of eight schools selected nationally to receive funding through ZIF, a program designed to help bring campus eco-innovations to life. Centre's proposal called for an on-site solar

By | 2018-06-19T15:05:29+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|News, Sustainable Centre|
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