"Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction" - Albert Einstein
"If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed."
AASHE, Pittsburgh PA with David Orr
"Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment" - Sir David Attenborough
Dashboard is a monitoring system that measures building energy consumption. By measuring the amount of energy a building uses the week before the challenge, we can create a usage baseline to be compared to during the challenge.
Each freshman building (Rex, McKean, Ward, Lyman) competes against a usage baseline -- an average of electricity usage for their building recorded the week before the energy challenge.
The week of March 25-29, we will record the electricity usage of each freshman building. These recordings are compared to the buildings' average baselines taken the week before the challenge. The building that reduces their electricity usage by the highest percentage wins the Energy Challenge!
The student-run Sustainability Program of Rollins College advocates environmental stewardship and awareness of our effect on the environment to the campus community. Through education and implementation of initiatives that enrich the appreciation for the environment, the program hopes to inspire the campus community to gain an understanding of our environment, to care for it, and to identify our active role within it.
The Sustainability Program strives to work in the institution to promote sustainable practices within Dining Services, Purchasing and Facilities Management among others. These practices can balance environmental concerns with the long-term well-being of the college.
The student run Sustainability Program strives to reinforce the awareness of a healthy environment as a top priority of Rollins College through activities on the Rollins campus and in the wider community.
Efforts for Rollins to acquire 'Fair Trade University/College' status have been underway since summer '12. If all components of fair trade status are met, the college will achieve that declaration during spring '13 semester.
The Fair Trade Campaign at Rollins College will be monitored and progression of events and products will be part of the Rollins College Student-run Sustainability Program's initiatives. The student sustainability coordinators and the program coordinator of the Sustainability Program will ensure Fair Trade continues to be a major issue on campus. (see more)