environmental science

Environmental studies class takes a unique look at solutions for reducing plastic waste

Each student in Karin Warren’s Sustainability Principles and Practices course created a large-scale mosaic using plastic waste that was symbolic of a species or habitat either affected by plastic pollution or something that offers a solution to the problem.... READ MORE >>

Randolph hosting Teach-In on Climate and Justice event

Randolph, along with Sweet Briar College, the University of Lynchburg, and the Lynchburg Regional Community Climate Resilience Coalition, is hosting the event on Wednesday, March 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.... READ MORE >>

Randolph students use heat mapping data to address climate risks

Earlier this year, Virginia Heat Watch brought together 12 schools from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges to map and analyze where residents are most at-risk during heat waves.... READ MORE >>

A conservationist at heart: Michael Ramsey ’16 brings passion for sustainable leadership to new role

Michael Ramsey '16

Michael Ramsey is the town manager in Proctor, Vermont, where he is responsible for leading a series of infrastructure projects for the town.... READ MORE >>

Heat of the moment: Randolph participates in statewide project looking at climate vulnerability

Heat watch

Randolph was one of 12 institutions from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) that recently participated in the Virginia Heat Watch project, a collaborative effort to map and analyze where residents are most at-risk during heat waves.... READ MORE >>

Sojka joining international panelists for forum on rainwater harvesting, stormwater management

Sarah Sojka

Sojka’s presentation will introduce a research project examining how the financial viability of rainwater harvesting systems varies with system features, such as tank size, roof area, and daily water demand.... READ MORE >>

Randolph named one of the nation’s top green colleges

The College was included in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2022 Edition, which recognizes the 422 most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation.... READ MORE >>

2021 graduate joins Randolph as new sustainability coordinator

Randolph’s new Sustainability and Special Projects Coordinator Riley Lorson ’21 is following in the footsteps of her predecessors by upholding Randolph’s commitment to the environment.... READ MORE >>

Virginia Heat Watch: Summer research focusing on climate vulnerability as part of statewide project

Randolph is one of 12 institutions in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) collaborating on Virginia Heat Watch, which will map and analyze where residents are most at-risk during heat waves.... READ MORE >>

Small but mighty: Summer research evaluating the diversity of microscopic algae from the Eastern Shore

Aleighson Robertson ’24 scrolls through the images on her laptop, pointing out the microorganisms captured on each frame.... READ MORE >>