"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
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.
A Fair Trade Resolution was created and approved by multiple factions on campus - A&S Faculty, CPS Faculty, Executive Committee, Student Government Association, Finance and Services Committee, Staff Advisory Committee and the Committee on Environmental and Sustainable Issues. The resolution follows the Rollins mission statement upholding social responsibility and environmental stewardship.
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)