Sustainable Living

Eco-Reps serve as peer educators to encourage sustainable living. Check out these resources for green living.

Dickinson Sustainable Living Commitment

In 2018, The Center for Sustainability Education and the Department of Residence Life and Housing partnered to create the following commitment to be voluntarily signed by Dickinson residents. Together, RA’s and Eco-Reps will commit to working together to get residents to know, read, understand and commit to this challenge. 

The Commitment:

Dickinson is committed to helping our students develop the knowledge, skills and passions for creating an inclusive and just world that is socially, economically, and ecologically sustainable. We aim to engage Dickinsonians in learning about, innovating for and practicing sustainability in the classroom, on campus and in communities near and far. 

As a residential college, Dickinson models sustainable living practices in all residential spaces, and we work to ensure the health and well-being of our residents, the community, and the planet. Dickinson challenges its residents, guests, and operators to ensure our residential spaces are operated and maintained in a way that upholds Dickinson’s values and commitment to sustainability.

By signing Dickinson’s Sustainable Living Commitment, you make a personal pledge to:

  • Consciously experiment with sustainable living practices during the residential experience and strive to positively change your own behaviors.
  • Reduce and divert waste that is produced to keep it out of landfills.
  • Respect all residents and neighbors and work to build community within the building and beyond.
  • Work to improve efficiency and reduce expenses in the operations of our residential spaces.
  • Consider how personal actions and behaviors can impact all living beings, now and in the future.

Green Devil Certification

The Green Devil Certification program allows Dickinsonians to become certified according to their level of commitment to living sustainably. After completing the online certification survey, they are awarded bronze, silver, gold, or platinum certification and receive recognition. Dickinsonians who become certified then serve as positive examples in their communities and become part of a network for advancing sustainability at Dickinson. 

All Eco-Reps should be Green Devil Certified. As Dickinsonians strive to become certified, they can turn to their Eco-Reps for advice or guidance on how to live more sustainably. Additionally, Eco-Reps encourage others and inspire their constituents to become certified.

Green Living Tips

Did you know that making a few small changes to your routine can make a big difference for your environmental impact? Check out this handy student-produced publication, the Green Living Guide at Dickinson.

Green Packing List

Whether you're a first-year or a senior, packing for school can be stressful. And to make matters worse, it can have a pretty gnarly environmental impact. Check out this Greener Packing List to eliminate stress for yourself and the planet!