sustainability

Randolph ranked #9 in the nation for top green colleges

A student works with plant samples in the greenhouse behind Martin Science Building

Randolph College is one of the top 10 most “green” colleges in the nation, according to rankings released Tuesday by The Princeton Review. Randolph ranked #9 in the nation and is the only school in Virginia to be included in the top 50. The ranking was part of the 2018 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide... READ MORE >>

PepsiCo awards funding to expand Randolph College Rummage Room

Students with some of their

The PepsiCo Foundation recently awarded Randolph College a grant from the 2017-18 PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund. Randolph was one of 19 schools from across the nation selected from a pool of more than 60 proposals. The $3,480 grant will help expand Randolph College’s Rummage Room, located in Room 366 of Main Hall. The Rummage... READ MORE >>

Randolph hosts regional summit on climate change

Randolph sustainability coordinator Sara Woodward and psychology professor Rick Barnes lead a session at the Community Resilience Building Forum.

Randolph College hosted a special forum Friday that brought dozens of Lynchburg community members together to talk about climate change and its effects on the local area. Participants from the City of Lynchburg, Lynchburg College, Liberty University, numerous non-profit organizations, and more attended the College’s daylong Community Resilience Building Forum. Randolph hosted the event as... READ MORE >>

Randolph pledges support for statewide carbon reduction plan

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Randolph officially pledged its support this week for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) recently proposed regulation to reduce carbon emissions from the electricity sector. On April 9, Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman, along with the presidents of Washington & Lee University, Lynchburg College, Eastern Mennonite University, Hollins University, and Emory & Henry College,... READ MORE >>

Randolph earns top 25 national ranking among green colleges

Student laying on the grass, studying on front campus

Randolph College was recently ranked 23rd in Best College Reviews’ national list of Top 25 Green Colleges for 2018, alongside several larger institutions like the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and the University of Maryland. In the summary about Randolph’s ranking, Best College Reviews referred to Randolph... READ MORE >>

Science of sound keynote to highlight 10th annual Science Festival

A Science Day attendee takes a look through a microscope

Have you ever wondered how a small person can have such a big voice? Or, how does an opera singer belt the high notes so easily? Nicholas Perna will answer both of those questions and more in his keynote performance to headline the 10th annual Randolph College Science Festival. The Science Festival is a series... READ MORE >>

Randolph College recertified as Bee Campus

Close-up photo of a honeybee

Randolph College has once again received national recognition for its efforts to engage the campus in enhancing pollinator habitat both on and off-campus. Bee City USA® has renewed Randolph’s Bee Campus USA certification for 2018 following a rigorous renewal application process. The Bee Campus USA designation recognizes educational campuses that commit to a set of... READ MORE >>

Randolph partnership with Lynchburg Grows adds to sustainability efforts

Students eating lunch in Cheatham Dining Hall

Randolph College is joining forces with Lynchburg Grows to reduce pre-consumer food waste. Earlier this year, Lynchburg Grows began collecting pre-consumer food waste like fruit and vegetable skins from Randolph’s dining services. The nonprofit group then uses the material for composting at the Lynchburg Grows farm. “Pre-consumer waste is easier to compost than post-consumer waste—what... READ MORE >>

Leading expert on ginkgo trees to speak at Randolph

Peter Crane

Internationally renowned botanical researcher and evolutionary plant scientist Peter Crane is one of the first speakers slated to visit Randolph College in 2018. Crane, who is president of the Oak Spring Garden Foundation and author of Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot, will give a free, public lecture on January 24 at 7 p.m. in... READ MORE >>

Tiny House. Big Lessons.

Austin Collier '19 helps a middle school student use a cordless drill while putting up walls for a tiny house.

Randolph students help middle schoolers build a small house as part of STEAM-based program Wearing a white hard hat and eye-protecting goggles, Dai’Dieon looked the part of a young construction worker. Hammer in hand, the seventh-grader at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School for Innovation lined up his nail and prepared to drive it into the... READ MORE >>