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POWERless Energy Competition under way

February 18, 2009

The POWERless Energy Competition returned to Elon University this semester for a seven-week contest to see which residence halls can best reduce their electricity usage. The competition began Feb. 17 with a kick-off event at College Coffee.

RecycleMania 2009 results for Week 1

February 17, 2009

Results are in for Elon during the first official week of RecyleMania 2009, a 10-week competition taking part on campuses across the nation to reduce waste and raise awareness about recycling. Overall cumulative pounds recycled (per capita) on campus is ahead of the data reported by the university last year at this stage of the contest.

RecycleMania 2009 contest starts Jan. 18

January 16, 2009

RecycleMania returns to Elon this month for the university’s third year taking part in a national recycling competition involving hundreds of college and universities. Leaders hope to surpass the nearly 54 tons of recyclable materials collected last spring on campus during the contest.

Elon campus tour highlights sustainable practices

September 24, 2008

Elaine Durr, Elon's sustainability coordinator, hosted leaders in North Carolina sustainable living and Elon students for a Friday morning tour of the university's eco-friendly campus features.

Elon unveils new sustainability web site

September 15, 2008

Elon University has launched a new sustainability web site to provide an overview of its sustainability initiative. The site serves as a resource for the campus community to learn about sustainable practices and programs at Elon, to raise environmental awareness and participation, and to foster new ideas.

Durr named sustainability coordinator

September 1, 2008

Elaine R. Durr, a sustainability consultant from Decatur, Ga., has been named sustainability coordinator at Elon University, a new position created as part of Elon’s sustainability master plan.