Sustainability at Gettysburg

From our Central Energy Plant to our residence halls, the Gettysburg College community is reducing our ecological footprint as we stride toward a greener future. A few of the steps we've taken:

  • Our Environmental Studies department is among the largest at the nation's top liberal arts colleges.
  • We are a charter signatory of the the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.
  • Campus Kitchen has recovered over 46,000 pounds of food and served over 29,000 meals to the community.
  • Farmhouse, a student residence building, is dedicated to sustainability and social justice.
  • Our new Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness is Gold certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
  • Produce from our Painted Turtle Farm student garden goes to the local food bank and our campus Dining Center. In turn, dining waste becomes compost for the garden.
  • The Roberts Environmental Center at Claremont McKenna College named Gettysburg one of the top five colleges for sustainability reporting.
  • Each May, departing students donate reusable items for our Give It Up for Good Sale, raising funds for the local United Way and diverting tons of material from the waste stream.
  • Our campus-wide recycling program has been in place for a decade.

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