• Energy Wars 2014

    (Asa Duffee as Pikachu, the 2014 Energy Wars mascot) As the Energy Program Manager, I have been focusing my efforts this semester on organizing this year’s Energy Wars. Energy Wars is an annual competition that encourages college residents to decrease their energy consumption. In years past the competition has only involved the college residence halls, but …

  • Mountain Justice

    Earlham students on Kayford mine site (photo by Helen Mountjoy-Venning)   Waking up in a tent with my feet tilted slightly downhill, alongside seven other Earlham students huddling for warmth, is a very different experience than waking up in my bedroom on the relatively flat College Avenue. Not to mention that when we stepped outside …

  • The Eco-Reps Program and Other Sustainability Initiatives

    Last week, the Sustainability Office was happy to announce the new Eco-Reps program, which works to model sustainable living practices in college residences in order to promote sustainable living behaviors. Hoerner is the first dorm to have eco-reps (cheers to Liam Ellman, Shannon Page and Chinwude Nwana!!!), but our goal is to have the program in …

  • Wind Turbine Feasibility Project in Progress

    The Sustainability Office is working to determine the feasibility of placing a 100-meter-tall wind turbine on farmland owned by the college to generate electricity for campus. The study is being done by Performance Services, an Indiana-based research company, on about two acres of land south of campus across from Test Road. The company provides studies for construction and …