Sustainability has become a defining characteristic of the Dickinson experience. Students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus experience the college’s sustainability initiatives, including:
Society Advocating Environmental Sustainability
This long-running all campus committee on sustainability focuses on developing and implementing new initiatives.
Trash on the Plaza
Provides public awareness of waste and encourages recycling. Volunteers sort through 24 hours’ worth of trash from the campus’ largest building, removing.
This student environmental advocacy group undertakes projects such as a campus paper use audit as well as annual EarthFest celebrations.
Red Bike Rides
The college owns 12 bicycles which are lent out free of charge as part of the Dickinson Rides program to encourage a free, healthy, carbon-free alternative to driving. learn more
Volunteers collect clothing, food, and books at the end of the school year; the items are then sold at a community-wide yard sale to benefit the United Way. Re-using materials, and giving back to the community means students engaged in social sustainability.