Dickinson College Among College Magazine’s ‘Top 10 Most Eco-Friendly Colleges’

Photo of Dickinson student recycling cardboard

Dickinson students recycle cardboard on move-in day. Photo by Carl Socolow '77.

Small but powerful, indeed

by Craig Layne

Dickinson’s collection of accolades honoring the campus’ commitment to sustainability is growing again, this time thanks to a ranking from College Magazine, which places the school at No. 3 on its list of the “Top 10 Most Eco-Friendly Colleges.”

The magazine says Dickinsonians take the mantra “small but powerful” to heart, engaging in efforts to divert waste from landfills, reduce energy use and support bicycling on campus.

“My favorite sustainability initiative at Dickinson is the Dickinson College Farm,” Paige Baisley ’20 said in the article. The story also mentions the college’s LEED-certified buildings, solar power initiative and student-focused programs like the Eco-Reps and The Center for Sustainable Living (Treehouse).

Dickinson’s sustainability efforts earn consistent national recognition. In 2017, Dickinson ranked fifth on The Princeton Review’s annual list of “Top 50 Green Colleges.” The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has awarded Dickinson its STARS Gold rating and Sierra magazine consistently names Dickinson one of its “Coolest Schools” for environmental sustainability.


Published June 28, 2018