sustainability

VP of sustainability for The Cheesecake Factory shares expertise with students, offers internship opportunity

Megan Bloomer meets individually with seniors

On Thursday, the Randolph community got the chance to hear about how cheesecake can be sustainable. Megan Bloomer ’06, the vice president of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for The Cheesecake Factory, shared her career experiences and offered advice to environmental studies and sciences students. She also provided information about a new remote internship... READ MORE >>

All smiles: Niles Brown ’20 offers sustainable advice for new dental office

Niles Brown stands on the construction site for the new building he is helping design for Gateway Dental Exchange in Atlanta, Ga.

Niles Brown ’20 has gotten in on the ground floor of a construction project as part of his summer internship with Gateway Dental Exchange in Atlanta, Ga.  As a sustainability coordinator and advisory intern for the company, he has met with suppliers to discuss environmentally sustainable products and services pertaining to the building plans. He... 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 >>

Senior research, RISE grant help Marie Abowd ’19 achieve childhood dream

Chincoteague Island Pony Swim (photo by James Hoskins)

A RISE grant paid for travel and lodging to attend the Chincoteague Island Pony Swim as part of her senior environmental studies research project: “Horsin’ Around: A Comparative Analysis of Wild Equine Management Strategies on Atlantic Coastal Islands.”... READ MORE >>

Warren appointed to 500-Year Forest Foundation Board of Directors

Karin Warren

Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies, will serve a 3-year term with the non-profit nature conservation organization.... READ MORE >>

Randolph ranked #9 in the nation for top green colleges

A student works with plant samples in the greenhouse behind Martin Science Building

Randolph College is one of the top 10 most “green” colleges in the nation, according to rankings released Tuesday by The Princeton Review. Randolph ranked #9 in the nation and is the only school in Virginia to be included in the top 50. The ranking was part of the 2018 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide... READ MORE >>

PepsiCo awards funding to expand Randolph College Rummage Room

Students with some of their

The PepsiCo Foundation recently awarded Randolph College a grant from the 2017-18 PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund. Randolph was one of 19 schools from across the nation selected from a pool of more than 60 proposals. The $3,480 grant will help expand Randolph College’s Rummage Room, located in Room 366 of Main Hall. The Rummage... READ MORE >>

Randolph hosts regional summit on climate change

Randolph sustainability coordinator Sara Woodward and psychology professor Rick Barnes lead a session at the Community Resilience Building Forum.

Randolph College hosted a special forum Friday that brought dozens of Lynchburg community members together to talk about climate change and its effects on the local area. Participants from the City of Lynchburg, Lynchburg College, Liberty University, numerous non-profit organizations, and more attended the College’s daylong Community Resilience Building Forum. Randolph hosted the event as... READ MORE >>