Sustainability in the News
Dining Services Go Green
Gettysburg College's Dining Services are taking the initiative to "Go Green!" It all began just over a year ago, when Phil Roth approached Dining Services at Gettysburg College asking if he could collect their used oil. Roth, a local fruit grower in Fairfield, Pennsylvania (just a few miles west of Gettysburg) produces biofuel from used fryer oil that he collects from local restaurants. Dining Services...Learn More
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Center Skylight Wins 2010 Crystal Achievement Award
San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, Mexico, September 13, 2010.- Super Sky Products, Mequon, Wis., was granted with the 2010 Crystal Achievement Award for the most innovative commercial skylight. The Vitro America Company designed, manufactured and installed a custom skylight on the new 55,000-square-foot Center for Athletics, Recreation and Fitness athletic facility, "The Center,"...Learn More
Truckloads of furniture, household goods on sale May 29 at Gettysburg College
Truckloads of furniture, rugs and household items donated by Gettysburg College students will be on sale May 29 at the seventh annual "Give It Up for Good" sale.
The sale will take place from 8 a.m. to noon in Hauser Field House of the Bream-Wright-Hauser Athletic Complex at Gettysburg College. Admission is free, but the doors will open at 7 a.m. to shoppers for an early-bird entry...
Gettysburg College named to The Princeton Review's 'Green Colleges' list
Gettysburg College has been named one of the country's most environmentally-responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review and will appear in the new resource for college applicants, "The Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges."
Developed by The Princeton Review in partnership with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the guide is the first, free...Learn More
Hunger activist Robert Egger to speak May 16 at Commencement; live video feed
Hunger-combating activist Robert Egger, president and CEO of D.C. Central Kitchen in Washington, D.C., will speak and receive an honorary degree May 16, 2010 at Gettysburg College's 175th Commencement.
The 11 a.m. ceremony will take place on the north side of Pennsylvania Hall. Egger founded DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) after seeing an endless stream of food wasted by hotels and restaurants...
Gettysburg College will celebrate Earth Week April 18-23
Gettysburg College will celebrate Earth Week from April 18 to 23 with a host of events and programs open to students and the community.
Earth Week will kick-off with Earthfest on April 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. on the patio outside of the College Union Building. Learn about what's going on campus and in the community around solar energy, electric cars, environmental conservation, sustainable...
Gettysburg College named to 'top five' for sustainability reporting
The Roberts Environmental Center (REC) at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) named Gettysburg College as one of the top five colleges for sustainability reporting among the Top 50 U.S. liberal arts colleges and universities, as according to U.S. News and World Report.
The report contains a compilation of Pacific Sustainability Index (PSI) scores evaluating the environmental and social...Learn More
Gettysburg College's new Center earns green building certification
Gettysburg College's new Center for Athletics, Recreation and Fitness has earned Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
"The Center's LEED certification reflects Gettysburg College's continuing emphasis on sustainability," said President Janet Morgan Riggs, Class of 1977. "We are committed to raising our community's...Learn More
Gettysburg College celebrates Sustainability Week Oct. 19-24
During Sustainability Week, Oct. 19 to 24, Gettysburg College will celebrate with a wide range of activities including lectures, films, public service opportunities, and a community rally Oct. 24 to support 350.org International Climate Day of Action.
Numerous campus entities are involved including the Gettysburg Environmental Concerns Organization (GECO), Department of Environmental Studies...Learn More
Give It Up for Good Sale planned Saturday to benefit United Way
The sixth annual Give it Up For Good is set for 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 23, at Gettysburg College's Hauser Field House.
All proceeds of the sale — which features furniture and household items donated by departing Gettysburg College students — will benefit the United Way of Adams County's Community Fund.
Admission is free, but early birds can pay $5 to enter...
Student organic garden begins fourth year at Gettysburg College
Providing organic produce for local food banks is only the beginning for Gettysburg College's student garden, which began its fourth year of operation with a volunteer work day on April 20.
Painted Turtle Farm, as the garden is known, "helps open people's eyes to the dangers of using stronger and stronger chemicals that run off into the ecosystem and eventually affect human health," said...
Environmental justice and sustainability to be Convocation topic Nov. 13
Connections between sustainability and environmental justice will be the topic of Gettysburg College's 25th annual Fall Convocation on Thursday, Nov. 13.
Julian Agyeman, chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, will speak at 11:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel at Washington and Stevens streets. The public is welcome at no charge.
Sustainability Week events planned at Gettysburg College
Gettysburg College will mark Sustainability Week Oct. 20 to 25.
A wide range of activities is planned, from forums to collecting produce left over in farm fields after the harvesting process to a walking tour showcasing sustainability efforts on campus. Such efforts include a student-run "farm" that provides produce to the campus Dining Center.
Numerous student groups are involved...Learn More
Gettysburg College students to join national global warming teach-in
To learn more about global warming solutions, Gettysburg College students will take part in what is expected to be the largest "teach-in" in United States history.
Organizers of "Focus the Nation" expect some 1,500 campuses, faith organizations, and civic groups to join in events planned Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 30 and 31.
At Gettysburg College...