Here at F&M we are going beyond the traditional approaches to sustainability and are now trying to create change in less common places. "Green Athletics" is a movement we started on our campus at the beginning of Fall 2015, and our initiatives have included sustainable uniforms, plastic ice wrap recycling, and more.Read More
Green Office Checklist Challenge
Help make Franklin and Marshall College a more sustainable and environmentally friendly campus - join the Green Office Checklist Challenge!
Our goal is to make each department within the college limit its intake and energy use, increase recycling, and simply practice a greater degree of sustainability. We have developed a Green Office Checklist that covers a vast area of everyday office life (energy use, waste reduction, purchases, transportation etc.) and offers sustainable alternatives to common practices. Offices can earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Leaf Certifications for voluntary compliance in a number of tasks. With your help, we can make the world more sustainable, bit by bit.
Bronze Leaf Certification: Achieve 10 tasks
Silver Leaf Certification: Achieve 20 tasks
Gold Leaf Certification: Achieve 30 tasks
For each level, your department or office will get a certificate to display, recognition on the F&M website and Center facebook page, and a campus Shout Out. Departments who earn a Silver Leaf Certification will also receive a box of organic, fair trade chocolates to share. Departments who earn a Gold Leaf Certification will also receive organic, fair trade teas and coffees to share. The person who makes the most individual difference towards “greening” their office, as nominated by their office and voted on by the Sustainability Committee, will get $200 towards a LFFC CSA share of their choice.
Offices who have achieved certification include:
- The Ware Institute for Civic Engagement
- The Office of College Grants
- The Center for the Sustainable Environment
- Facilities and Operations
- Earth and Environment Department
- The Business Office
- Dining Services
- Department of Non-Western Languages
- The Admissions Office
- The College Libraries
- Math & Computer Science Department
- Communications Department
- Sports Medicine Office
- The Other Room Theater
Green Event Certification
The Center for the Sustainable Environment is happy to announce a Green Event Certification checklist for all F&M event organizers! If you would like to make your event environmentally-friendly and Green Certified, you may access the list in form format from the room reservations page. Alternative, you can access the checklist online here. If you complete the checklist as a form or email it to Sarah Dawson at firstname.lastname@example.org, your club or department will be recognized on the F&M website and CSE Facebook page. Additionally, if the checklist is completed in advance to the event, the CSE can provide a "Certified Green Event" sign to post during the event. Thank you for your interest and commitment to sustainability in the F&M community!
In 2012, the college adopted a Sustainability Master Plan to guide efforts in "greening" campus physically and through education. The Sustainability Committee, a presidential committee composed of faculty, students, and staff, is charged with oversight of these changes.Read More
Environmental Reading Group
Learning about the environment isn't just limited to the classroom. Join the Center's exploration of new books and environmental courses each semester through our environmental reading group. Look out for an email about what we'll be reading this semester!
Student Work Opportunties in Sustainability
Dirt Army Garden
Center Sustainability Intern
F&O Sustainability Intern
Green House Liaison
FOOT or GROW Pre-Orientation Leader
Contact Director Dawson at email@example.com for more information.
The Center hosts Green Cinema movie screenings each semester. Students, faculty, and staff will receive an email detailing the semester's films, viewing times, and locations.