sustainability

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

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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 >>

Randolph and other Virginia colleges commit to use 100% renewable energy

Randolph College is joining with four other Virginia higher education institutions to provide 100 percent renewable energy to their campuses. This move will cut the colleges’ greenhouse gas emissions and save money as well. Randolph has entered an agreement with Emory & Henry College, Hollins University, Lynchburg College, Sweet Briar College, and Collegiate Clean Energy... READ MORE >>