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.

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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 >>

CICV program will help Randolph pursue solar power

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Randolph College is joining forces with the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) and 14 other private institutions to explore opportunities for solar power.... READ MORE >>

Reusable takeout boxes now available in dining hall

Hailey Nguyen green thread to go to-go boxes for the dining hall

Thanks to research and recommendations by a Randolph senior, Cheatham Dining Hall now offers reusable takeout boxes.... READ MORE >>

Sierra Club ranks Randolph among the nation’s top “Cool Schools”

The list evaluates and ranks colleges based on sustainability initiatives in academics, food, energy use, food services, and other factors.... READ MORE >>

Summer Research projects aim to increase food sustainability and security

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Two Randolph students focused on sustainable food supplies in research projects this summer. Paul Rush ’16 worked on a project that would allow Randolph students to help feed people in need in the Lynchburg community. Hailey Nguyen ’15 investigated steps the College could take to improve sustainability of its own food services operations. Rush started... READ MORE >>

The Princeton Review names Randolph one of the top green colleges in the United States

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Randolph College is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review, which last week published its fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.”... READ MORE >>

Spring semester 2014 sustainability speaker series

Throughout the spring 2014 semester, Randolph College will host speakers addressing topics on sustainability, ranging from environmentally conscious parenting to launching a career in sustainability. Six speakers, including two of the College’s alumnae, will participate in the new sustainability speaker series. “We hear from so many students who have an interest in sustainability, and we... READ MORE >>