The City of Greensboro's Operation Bed Roll, in which Elon Law students are assisting, removes plastic bags from the waste stream and transforms them into bed rolls for the homeless.
The 2016 Sustainable Campus Index is a publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and highlights innovative and high-impact initiatives from 124 colleges and universities that submitted a STARS report.
Your ideas, class projects or research can contribute to sustainability at Elon, even after you’ve graduated.
These faculty scholars will be provided with relevant sustainability resources and pedagogies through a variety of unique opportunities such as speakers, workshops, field trips, and article or book discussions.
The university has been named repeatedly to the list by the environmental organization, which looks at sustainability practices, carbon footprints and recycling efforts.
Elon University was honored for its comprehensive programs to promote environmental sustainabillity.
APPA, an organization of physical plant administrators, recognizes Elon with its 2016 Sustainability Award.
The national award recognizes Elon’s commitment to sustainability in its operations and its academic programs.
In honor of the intellectual environment of CELEBRATE! Week, submit your sustainability-related research and projects to the Database to motivate future students.
Eileen Claussen, leader in the movement to control climate change and executive-in-residence for the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, shared the past, present and future of the global environment and what people can do to prevent further harm to the planet.
This week begins a series of eco-art installations created by students in Samantha DiRosa's Eco-Art course on issues and narratives surrounding the Haw River and Haw River watershed.
Earth Week Events will be happeining daily April 19 - 23.
Mike Kingston Presents Invasive Species Paper at 113th Annual Meeting of North Carolina Academy of Science
Dr. Michael Kingston, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, presented his latest research examining the role of fish predators and an invasive subtropical sea squirt on the marine invertebrate community that occupies submersed pilings, piers, and boat hulls.
Two teams of Elon University students, faculty and staff - The Veggies and the Librarians on Greene - scored highest for their landfill waste reduction behaviors during this spring’s Phoenix Cup Competition.
The database allows your work to be referenced by future students.
The half-day event organized by the Periclean Scholars Class of 2016 included a keynote speaker; four breakout sessions led by local business owners; and a company fair featuring sustainable businesses and organizations.
Max Herrera traveled home to San Mateo, Calif., for Elon University’s “Fake Break” this winter to volunteer on the sustainability team with the Super Bowl Host Committee.
A van service from Elon University’s campus to the PART Route 4 bus stop at Alamance Regional Medical Center is being piloted from Feb. 22- March 18.
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.