Sustainability

Painted Turtle FarmAt Gettysburg College, sustainability isn't limited to the ES Department. It's a campus-wide commitment.

Numerous student groups focus on the environment and our place in it. A few examples include:

  • The Gettysburg Environmental Concerns Organization, active on campus for more than 20 years
  • Food Justice initiatives such as The Farmhouse, a residence shared by students who are committed to sustainability and social justice
  • The Painted Turtle Farm, established by the ES Department as a student-run organic community garden in 2006, is now administered by the Center for Public Service as a community-outreach program.
  • Campus Kitchens, a student-initiated program to reduce food waste

The College is a charter signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, and has made major investments in energy efficiency.