sustainability

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 >>

Randolph pledges to join White House in combating climate change

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At a ceremony today in Washington, D.C., White House officials announced a collaboration with Randolph College and more than 600 other higher education institutions across the nation to take action against climate change. The White House American Campuses Act on Climate announcement coincides with a roundtable at the White House that is bringing together several... READ MORE >>

Sierra magazine names Randolph a ‘Cool School’ for 2015

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Randolph is one of 153 higher education institutions across the nation to be named a “2015 Cool School” by the Sierra Club. Only two Virginia schools earned the honor. Published in the September/October Sierra magazine, the Sierra Club’s Cool Schools ranking is open to all four-year, degree-granting undergraduate colleges and universities in the United States.... READ MORE >>

Randolph employees recognized in Lynchburg Business magazine’s Top 20 Under 40

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Randolph College Vice President and Chief of Staff Wes Fugate and Sustainability Coordinator Ludovic Lemaitre ’11 are both featured in Lynchburg Business magazine’s 1st annual Top 20 Under 40 list. Randolph is the only employer with two honorees in the October/November issue, which was released this week. Lynchburg Business profiled 20 professionals under 40 years... READ MORE >>

National Wildlife Federation publication touts Randolph’s ‘lands-on’ experiences for students

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LYNCHBURG – Randolph College is the only higher education institution in Virginia featured in the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) The Campus Wild: How College and University Green Landscapes Provide Havens for Wildlife and “Lands-on” Experiences for Students, which was released this week. The richly detailed guide highlights how colleges and universities are playing a dynamic... READ MORE >>

Randolph earns national award for student-led ‘green’ initiatives

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Randolph College is one of just seven schools in the nation to receive a Gold Level Student Actions Award from Purposeful Networks, formerly myActions. The award, announced recently, recognizes student sustainability efforts that positively affect communities and the planet. The Student Actions Awards are based on a methodology that celebrates student progress, momentum, and impact... READ MORE >>

Student research shows tiny houses can lead to big savings

Environmental Studies Professor Karin Warren and Sara Woodward '16 mix up a batch of cob as Sustainability Coordinator Ludo Lemaitre (center) adds more straw at the site where a tiny house could be built.

After hearing a lecture on the benefits of micro housing during the fall 2014 semester, Sara Woodward ’16 joked with Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Chair of Environmental Studies, about building a “hobbit house” on the Randolph College campus. The idea became a serious one in the spring 2015 semester, when Woodward took Warren’s Energy... READ MORE >>

Randolph College students take soil samples in James River

Allison Brooks gathers a sample of sediment from the James River along Percival's Island on Tuesday. Brooks is part of Randolph College's summer research program, which is testing for possible contaminants trapped near the RockTenn Dam. (Autumn Parry/The News & Advance)

Jessie Pounds, Lynchburg News & Advance With nettles and scrub-brush behind them and the James River before them, the path ahead became refreshingly clear for Allison Brooks and her comrades in research. “Only up to our necks ─ let’s do it,” she said. Brooks, a rising sophomore at Randolph College, is participating in a summer... READ MORE >>

Randolph College’s Earth Day events and Top 50 ‘Green’ ranking showcased on WSET

Chickens in the Organic Garden provide fresh eggs for the local community.

Check out the local coverage here: http://www.wset.com/story/28874559/randolph-college-celebrates-earth-day-in-a-big-way... READ MORE >>

Randolph named one of the nation’s top green colleges

College owned bicycles are available to students to get around town or ride the local trails.

Randolph College is one of the nation’s most “green” colleges according to rankings released Thursday by The Princeton Review. The College was ranked 46th in the nation and is the only Virginia school to make the list. The Princeton Review also included Randolph as one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges in the 2015... READ MORE >>