Became a signatory to Second Nature's Carbon Commitment
and pledged to be carbon neutral by our bicentennial in 2019. 2.
Constructed LEED Certified buildings
including Trudy Fitness Center and Class of 1965 Arena. 3.
Began composting food scraps and implemented trayless dining
in Frank Dining Hall. 4.
Recycled electronic waste
such as TVs, computers, and printers from more than fifteen e-waste recycling stations on campus. 5.
Launched the Annual Green Summit
, Colgate's longest running environmental symposium wherein students, faculty, staff and community members come together and explore the concept and practice of sustainability at Colgate and beyond. 6
. Certified Colgate's 1,000+ acres of forested land for long-term sustainable management and established protocol for measuring forest carbon
and annual sequestration. 7.
Broke ground for Colgate's Community Garden
and welcomed honey bees
to the garden.