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.
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.