Wondering what to do with that perfectly good item you don’t want to pack? Donation Stations are set up throughout campus May 10-24 to collect donations which go to local charities.
Need volunteer hours? Volunteer with the Office of Sustainability and help reduce Elon's waste!
The Sustainability Projects Database provides an opportunity for students to contribute to Elon’s sustainability efforts.
Robert Bullard, who is known as the "father of environmental justice," will speak at Elon on Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in McKinnon Hall.
"Inside Dakota" is the first of several student eco-art installations that will rotate over the next four weeks of spring semester
The Office of Sustainability's latest newsletter highlighting past and upcoming sustainability events is now available.
Students, staff and faculty receive awards for participating in Phoenix Cup Waste, a competition to reduce landfill waste.
The Piedmont-Triad Branch of the council presented the university with its "A Green Apple a Day" award.
Three Elon students share design thinking with peers at the 6th annual Southeastern Eco-Reps Conference.
Applications now open for a variety of spring 2017, summer and 2017-18 academic year positions.
On Feb. 25, 100 trees were planted in Price Park in Greensboro as part of an urban tree-planting pilot program.
Alfred Simkin, an instructor of biology at Elon, discusses his several year journey to build an alternative vehicle for commuting: an electric bike.
MacFall to receive Conservation Communicator Award from the N.C. Soil and Water Conservation Society
Professor Janet MacFall in the Department of Environmental Studies will be recognized with the Conservation Communicator Award from the Hugh Bennett Chapter of the national Soil and Water Conservation Society on Feb. 25.
The competition runs from Feb. 13 through March 3.
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.