Sustainability

Building a better planet—starting right here on campus.

Bicycle Library Program

Check out a bike just like a book. Students, faculty, and staff members can check out a bike from the circulation desk in Olin Library. Learn more >>

We have been a leader in environmental education and sustainable business practices for more than 20 years. Our dedication to environmental stewardship and social responsibility has even been recognized by The Princeton Review, which named Rollins one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada.

Since 1986, when Rollins’ first sustainable development class was taught, sustainability programs and initiatives on campus have gained popularity and become ingrained into nearly every facet of life at Rollins.

Sustainable Campus Initiatives
  • Residence Halls and buildings on campus are equipped with low-flow shower heads, high-efficiency lighting, passive and active heat recovery for domestic hot water production, shared oversize cooling towers to minimize fan energy, highly efficient chillers, computer controlled operations, and a cutting-edge water treatment system.

  • Facilities management uses hybrid vehicles and green chemicals.

  • Dining services serves a variety of locally grown, fair trade, and sustainable food and also uses biodegradable cutlery, napkins, and containers.

  • Rollins has a campus-wide recycling program.

Academics focused on sustainability

  • Environmental Studies (Major, Minor)

  • Sustainable Development and the Environment (Minor)

  • Planning in Civic Urbanism (Master)

Student organizations
  • Student Sustainability Program

  • Organic Gardeners of Rollins

  • EcoRollins

CAMPUS INITIATIVES

Learn more about all the ways we’re working to make Rollins a more sustainable campus.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Learn how you can save the planet.