Elaine Durr, director of sustainability, has earned the Certified Sustainability Professional designation through the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP-CSP).
This spring semester regular sustainability tours will be offered at the Elon Environmental Center at Loy Farm and on main campus.
Paper, glass, aluminum and plastics can now be placed in the same recycling bins around the Elon University campus.
The Office of Sustainability offers programs and resources for students, faculty and staff who want to make a positive impact on the environment by changing behaviors, conducting research and educating peers about the way human activities affect the planet.
The newest cohort of scholars will participate in a program that helps Elon University faculty integrate sustainability into an existing course.
The university has received a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Greenhouse gas emissions per square foot of building space have decreased since 2008 while overall emissions have risen.
A fall contest challenged the Elon community to reduce energy consumption in buildings throughout campus.
A Sustainability Leaders Mini-Grant provided funding to introduce recyclable plastic containers for a program that helps serve food to the hungry in Alamance County.
Representatives from across campus spoke Sept. 22, 2015, about the physical, economic and educational benefits of solar power, as well as Elon’s recent efforts to harvest solar energy.
"Phoenix Cup: ENERGY" gives students, faculty and staff an opportunity to win prizes for conserving or learning about energy.
Claussen, a climate and energy policy administrator, diplomat and sustainability expert, will share insights and advice with business students.
The U.S. Green Building Council recognized one of Elon University's newest buildings for its sustainable design and operations.
An annual campaign coordinated by the Office of Sustainability diverted thousands of usable furnishings and food from landfills this spring and into the coffers of regional charities that help people in need.
The Triangle Clean Cities Coalition recognized the university for reducing petroleum use by more than 17,000 gallons over the past year.
The plan, first created in 2007 and updated this spring with input from campus stakeholders, has 38 objectives across four categories: operations, planning and administration, engagement and academics.
An annual Strawberry Festival and Heirloom Plant Sale hosted by a "Garden Studio" course proved popular with the campus community on the final Friday of classes for the 2015 spring semester.
Donations from the Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council benefitted Allied Churches of Alamance County, and were distributed by Campus Kitchen at Elon University.
A new resource managed by the Office of Sustainability increases potential for collaboration and continuation of work on student sustainability-related projects.
In the lead up to Earth Day 2015, Associate Professor Dave Gammon writes for regional newspapers about the falling costs of solar energy and the bright news ahead for both the environment and industry.
The university has been recognized for the sixth year in a row as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada.
Earth Day celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2015, and several campus activities will offer students, faculty, staff and community members an opportunity to learn how their actions impact the planet - and what they can do to be good stewards of the environment.
The U.S. Green Building Council recognized Elon University's newest residential neighborhood for its sustainable design and operations.
Five people won prizes for using alternative transportation in February and an April Earth Day sweepstakes presents more opportunities to win.
A student team in Colonnades and the "Librarians on 'Greene'" at the Elon University School of Law won a spring campus competition to reduce landfill waste.
An array of solar panels on university property will generate nearly 3 megawatts of electricity.
Applications for spring 2015, summer 2015 & academic year 2015-2016 internships and Eco-Rep positions are open until April 1.
Elon University's greenhouse gas emissions, per student & per square foot of building space, remain lower today than when emissions were first measured during the 2008 fiscal year.
Two upcoming competitions encourage Elon University students, faculty and staff to reduce landfill waste.
The newest cohort of scholars will participate in a program that helps faculty integrate sustainability into an existing course.
Elon Phoenix fans at campus sporting events have new opportunities this year to divert waste from local landfills by using dedicated collection bins for food, plastic, paper and trash.
A contest that debuted this fall challenged students, faculty and staff to reduce the amount of energy consumed in the buildings where they live and work.
A community event organized by students in the fall semester “Garden Studio” course featured pumpkin carving, fall-themed baked goods, music and more in the Elon Community Garden.
Created in 2013, the program provides students with a basic skill set the Peace Corps and its participatory countries need for successful community projects.
The Student Professional Development Center and the Office of Sustainability worked together to help students identify employers who value sustainability in their mission and/or operations.
Prominent "foodie" and author Marion Nestle shared with her Elon University audience Tuesday night a brief history of American agricultural policies while suggesting ways for students to be advocates for better federal oversight of food production and marketing.
A new two-part "Phoenix Cup" contest sponsored by the Office of Sustainability gives students, faculty and staff an opportunity to win prizes by making team efforts to reduce their environmental impacts.
Use Zimride in September for chance to win a $25 gift card.
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.
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.