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.
Read this note from Smith Jackson, Vice President and Dean of Student Life, for the results of the competition and its importance.
Elon Sustainability’s March theme is Water Conservation. We encourage you to make a few changes this month to conserve our earth’s most precious resource.
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education lauds Elon's program for first-generation and low-income college students.
Elon Sustainability’s February theme is Reduce your use and Recycle. This month we encourage you to make the effort to reduce, reuse and recycle on a daily basis.
Elon has received a STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education for sustainability efforts.
Elon is now the only college or university in North Carolina to have six LEED for Homes certified structures on its campus.
Elon Sustainability’s December theme is alternative transportation. We encourage you to make a few changes this month to reduce your automobile emissions output.
Several campus offices have participated in a program to help employees play leadership roles in creating sustainable practices.