environmental sustainability

Randolph faculty recognized as among best in the nation by Princeton Review

The Princeton Review has once again recognized Randolph’s faculty as one of the best in the nation—this time with a placement on its “Great List” for professor accessibility. The College also earned a spot on the Green Honor Roll and was included as one of the best schools in the region.  The 2022 edition of... 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 >>

Randolph expands pollinator garden for Earth Day

On Thursday, professor Karin Warren, Sustainability Coordinator Allison Brooks, and a rotating group of volunteers expanded the pollinator garden located between Martin and Presser halls.... READ MORE >>

Randolph signs letter to the White House urging a strong 2030 climate target

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Earlier this month, Randolph joined 75 colleges and universities in urging the Biden-Harris administration to adopt a carbon emission reduction target.... READ MORE >>

Randolph student pursues passion for sustainability at Lynchburg Grows

As a general farm intern this spring, Brooklyn Ford ’22 is involved in all aspects of the nonprofit urban farm’s daily operations, from planting to harvesting to composting. ... READ MORE >>

Randolph signs 'America Is All In' pledge supporting global climate action

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Randolph College President Bradley W. Bateman has joined more than 1,000 governors, mayors, business leaders, college and universities, and health care organizations across the nation to sign “America Is All In,” a pledge reaffirming support for the Paris Agreement on climate change.... READ MORE >>

Randolph named one of the nation's top green colleges

The College was included in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition, which recognizes the 416 most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation. Randolph has been recognized by the publication for several years.... READ MORE >>

Campus is buzzing following renewal of Bee Campus certification

A bee approaches blooming flowers in front of Leggett Building

Randolph College has once again received national recognition for its efforts to engage the campus in enhancing pollinator habitats both on campus and beyond. Bee City USA® has renewed Randolph’s Bee Campus USA certification for 2019 following a rigorous renewal application. The Bee Campus USA designation recognizes educational campuses that commit to a set of practices that... READ MORE >>

It’s not easy being Green. But at Randolph, it’s a priority—on Earth Day and every day

Jdody Misidor '21 works in the Randolph College greenhouse

As the Randolph community celebrates Earth Day, we look back at some of the College’s greenest accomplishments to date. Here are some of the things Randolph has done to ensure a more sustainable future on campus and beyond, and just a few of the many recognitions the College has received for its efforts: Top Green... READ MORE >>

Reduce, Reuse, Save: Students create free Rummage Room to handle end-of-year move-out waste

organizes the clothing selection in the Rummage Room.

As a sustainability intern at Randolph her sophomore year, Marie Abowd ’19 was charged with finding new ways to reduce the College’s carbon footprint. She was amazed to learn the College was paying to discard tons of waste when students moved out of residence halls at the end of each academic year. That’s when inspiration... READ MORE >>