Fifteen first-year students spent a week earlier this summer exploring campus and the surrounding area as they prepared for the transition to their collegiate studies.
University staff recently installed solar panels on a cart used by grounds crews to extend the distance they can travel between battery charges while reducing operational expenses.
Make a purchase at the market, get card punched, win prizes.
Led by the Office of Sustainability, a May program designed to keep clean and working items out of landfills as students leave campus helped local charities like Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity.
Own a couch or desk or clothes you can't seem to sell on E-net? Instead of tossing them into the nearest Dumpsters this spring when heading away from campus, consider donating usable items to local charities that assist the needy of Alamance County.
The decision to remodel and reduce the amount of paper used resulted in a savings of time and money.
The university has been recognized for the fifth year in a row as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada.
Workers spent Tuesday morning planting a tree in a campus grove known as Under the Oaks after a winter ice storm last month led to the removal of a tree that predated Elon's founding.
Several student organizations and departments have partnered to host programs that run through April 26, 2014, in celebration of Earth Week and the university's commitment to sustainability & the environment.
The equivelant of 16 homes in North Carolina could have been powered for a month with the electricity saved by students living on Elon University's campus in a recent contest that challenged residence halls to cut back on energy use.
The Office of Sustainability and the Environmental Advisory Council are hosting events on April 2 and April 23 for students, faculty and staff to contribute ideas and suggestions for the future of environmental, social and economic initiatives on campus.
The Belk Library Green Team is incorporating sustainable practices into the workplace.
A semesterly residential contest that challenges students in residence halls to use less energy starts this week and ends just before Spring Break.
The university has received a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Using one centrally located trash can, instead of relying on the ones beside faculty members' desks, improved the Department of Physical Therapy Education's recylcing efforts.
Students and employees will square off against counterparts at hundreds of colleges and universities around the United States and Canada as part of a friendly competition to reduce landfill waste.
Eight new locations on campus make it even more convenient for students, faculty and staff to properly recycle broken or unwanted electronic equipment.
Per student and per square foot, the university's greenhouse gas emissions continue to decrease from initial data collected for Elon's first such inventory in 2008.
Environmental ethics course helps students develop tools for making socially and environmentally responsible decisions.
Elon University's newest dining hall receives recognition for its sustainable design and operation.
Elon employees are helping to reduce emissions by driving electric vehicles.
Elon students conserved 76,590 kWh of electricity and 79,336 pounds of carbon dioxide in three weeks.
Elaine Durr, director of sustainability, and Jessica Bilecki, education and outreach coordinator in the Office of Sustainability, presented at North America’s largest higher education sustainability conference held in Nashville, Tenn. in early October.
Elon University's 12th Annual Fall Environmental Forum brought sustainability and home furnishings experts to McKinnon Hall for a program featuring one of the world's leading experts on sustainable design.
The home of the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council for its sustainable design and operations.
A mobile app allows users to check availability and arrange to receive a text message when vehicles are fully charged and need to be moved.
This fall's POWERless campus contest featuring "COMPETE to CONSERVE" marks the 10th competition designed to promote and reward energy conservation in residential facilities. Competition begins Sept. 17.
Elon is introducing a new car-sharing program to campus this fall, which gives students, faculty and staff an alternative to having their own vehicles on campus.
Three buildings mark the 15th, 16th and 17th LEED-certified structures on campus.
Steve Moore in the Department of Environmental Studies used decades of data to publish a guide for better energy use in growing crops and raising livestock.
Elon University is partnering with community organizations to collect items for donation at the end of the year as students move out.
Elon placed 179 out of 365 other universities and recycled a total of more than 85,565 lbs. during the eight week competition.
For the fourth year in a row, Elon has been named one of the nation's most "environmentally responsible green colleges."
Professor’s class challenges future business leaders to examine sustainability.
Student organizations and departments host a full week of events from April 15-22 to commemorate Earth Day.
In a move that was good for the university and for the planet, tankless hot water heaters were installed on several residence halls in August 2012. This shift away from the 1940’s boiler system resulted in significant energy, water and monetary savings.
Nothing could be more fitting for introducing the Elon STARS series than highlighting the daily efforts of custodial staff.
A contest for residential facilities aims to reduce electricity consumption while offering prizes to buildings that see the biggest success.
The home of Elon University's School of Health Sciences is the 10th LEED-certified building on campus.
The Depot marks the 9th LEED-certified structure on campus, joining two other buildings and six houses in Loy Center.
The Office of Sustainability encourages you to GO Sustainably this month. Reduce your impact by making environmentally-friendly transportation choices.
The eight scholars were selected based on his or her interest in learning about sustainability and infusing it in the classroom.
Elon’s eighth POWERless energy competition, which encourages students to conserve energy in residential buildings, ended last week.
For the fourth year, Elon is ranked among the "coolest" schools for sustainability by Sierra, the official magazine of Sierra Club.
Should four of the buildings in the new complex receive certification, it would bring the total number of LEED-approved homes at Elon to 10.
Several student organizations and departments have partnered to host a number of events in celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2012.