Go Green, Big Red!
Denison University is committed to nurturing ecological sustainability both on campus and in the world beyond. We recognize that environmental responsibility is a way of life, not just a trend, and that new science continually brings new opportunities for improvement, so the active commitment to nurturing sustainability will never end.
Recent efforts to improve environmental sustainability include the establishment of the Campus Sustainability Committee; completion of the LEED Gold renovation of Cleveland Hall; a functional state-of-the-art composting system; the installation of solar panels on William Howard Doane Library; and a Campus Environmental Audit. In particular, student organizations have played a vital role in encouraging environmental consideration in every functional facet of the institution. These innovative and ambitious groups include but are not limited to People Endorsing Agricultural Sustainability (PEAS), the Green Team, the Denison University Recycling Program, the Denison University Fair Trade Alliance, and the Denison Homestead.
Denison University will continue to investigate environmentally-friendly possibilities on campus and develop strategies for funding and executing them. The campus sustainability efforts not only help to maintain the health of the public and surrounding ecosystems, but also adhere to the interdisciplinary goals of a liberal arts education through well-rounded scholarship and reflection.