environment

Schwartz studies rewilding efforts in Holland, Germany

Schwartz walks along the Green Belt in Germany

Last week David Schwartz, Professor of Philosophy and the Mary Frances Williams Chair in Humanities, conducted research in various rewilding sites in Holland and Germany. The work supported a current project on the ethical issues raised by environmental rewilding. According to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia, rewilding is the process of maintaining or even increasing biodiversity... READ MORE >>

It’s not easy being Green. But at Randolph, it’s a priority—on Earth Day and every day

Jdody Misidor '21 works in the Randolph College greenhouse

As the Randolph community celebrates Earth Day, we look back at some of the College’s greenest accomplishments to date. Here are some of the things Randolph has done to ensure a more sustainable future on campus and beyond, and just a few of the many recognitions the College has received for its efforts: Top Green... READ MORE >>

Princeton University Art Museum curator to lecture on ‘Ecology and Environment in American Art’

Karl Kusserow

On Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Randolph College’s Wimberly Recital Hall (Presser Hall), the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will present the lecture, “Exhibiting Nature’s Nation: Ecology and Environment in American Art,” by Karl Kusserow, the John Wilmerding Curator of American Art from Princeton University Art Museum. The lecture is free and... READ MORE >>

Tiny house project building momentum

Jessy Spencer ’18 oversees the construction of a straw bale bench made at a workshop last week.

Tiny houses were a big topic of discussion at Randolph last year, thanks to a project that researched the ins and outs of constructing one on campus. This summer, Jessy Spencer ’18 is building off that momentum—literally. Spencer is working on a Summer Research project with Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Chair of Environmental Studies,... READ MORE >>

2016 graduate joins Randolph staff as sustainability coordinator

Sara Woodward '16 holds a chicken at last year's Involvement Fair.

When Sara Woodward ’16 left the Red Brick Wall after graduation in May, she didn’t go far. The environmental science major was recently hired as the College’s sustainability coordinator and assistant to the director of the Department of Buildings & Grounds. “I feel truly honored to work alongside the passionate faculty and staff here,” Woodward... READ MORE >>

Randolph certified as Virginia’s first Bee Campus USA affiliate

Bee campus logo

Bee Campus USA has announced that Randolph College is the ninth educational institution in the nation and the first in Virginia to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. The Bee Campus USA designation recognizes educational campuses that... READ MORE >>

Randolph students take part in Virginia Power Dialog

Randolph's student delegation to the Virginia Power Dialog with Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Director David Paylor.

Four Randolph College environmental studies students recently discussed global warming with state regulators, officials, and peers from other institutions at the Virginia Power Dialog in Richmond. The event, held Friday, April 8, at the University of Richmond, is one of a number of statewide dialogs being coordinated by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy. The... READ MORE >>