sustainability

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 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 >>

Randolph professor and staff member present at national summit

Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies, presented this week at the Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit alongside Allison Brooks, Randolph’s sustainability coordinator. The summit, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia, brings together higher education leaders from across the nation share cutting-edge solutions and ideas during next-level conversations. “At Randolph, we are committed... READ MORE >>

Randolph earns Tree Campus USA designation from Arbor Day Foundation

Trees on Randolph's front campus provide vibrant colors during the fall

  The Arbor Day Foundation has announced that Randolph College has met the requirements to become certified as an affiliate of its Tree Campus USA® program. Randolph is just the eighth institution in Virginia to earn the recognition. The Tree Campus USA designation honors colleges and universities across the United States for promoting healthy trees... READ MORE >>

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 >>