In the 1990s, the College was one of the first in the United States to sign the Talloires Declaration, the first official statement made by university administrators of a commitment to environmental sustainability in higher education.
Today, Randolph is ranked #46 in the nation for Top Green Colleges by The Princeton Review. Sustainability is a way of life at Randolph.
Students learn and teach sustainable agricultural practices in the Organic Garden, make their own laundry detergent, and engage in campus-wide recycling efforts.
The Sustainability Council leads efforts to encourage the emphasis on sustainability in all aspects of campus, from the dining hall to technology. Renovations and improvements on campus keep energy efficiency at the forefront, and alumnae and alumni frequently return to campus to share how their educational experiences at Randolph have helped them succeed in the environmental science field.
Randolph’s community of students, faculty, and staff care about their environment. Here, sustainability is not a fad. It is a way of life. Be an Original. Be ECO-Centric.
The Randolph Innovative Student Experience (RISE) program provides grants up to $2,000 for student-designed research projects - from purchasing scientific equipment to studying glacier erosion in Greenland.
Environmental Science students participate in real-life research with their professors, like measuring soil contamination in local neighborhoods.
The student-run organic garden is an on-campus laboratory for sustainable living techniques including permaculture, beekeeping, recycling, and organic farming.
The student-run Red Door lounge offers fair trade coffee and sustainable snacks, as does the Skeller and dining hall.
Economics professor John Abell's continuing research on food deserts and urban gardening are examples of the interdisciplinary and community-focused nature of Randolph's mission.
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