Environmental Compliance & Sustainability
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Environmental Compliance & Sustainability at Berry College

The Office of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability (ECoS) ensures compliance with environmental regulations at both state and national levels. We additionally establish programs to promote environmental awareness and sustainability across the world’s largest campus. Because we value hands-on education, our team of student employees complete many projects and daily tasks. 

Our goals are to:

  • Conserve natural resources
  • Encourage renewable alternatives
  • Promote responsible practices that ensures environmental health and protects the safety of students, faculty, staff, and the local community
  • Provide resources for battery, ink cartridge, and recyclable waste disposal
  • Purchase renewable, recycled and recyclable materials

Presidents' Climate Commitment

Berry College is a member of the Presidents' Climate Commitment (PCC). The college released a commitment to the PCC stating that it will reduce 10% of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. We are also active in assisting ECoS, the Green Team, and the student organization “Students Against Violating the Earth (SAVE) with various projects to help achieve this goal.

To view of a narrative of the commitment, click here.
To view the commitment in its entirety, click here.


News  

The College Sustainability Report Card, part of the Sustainable Endowments Institute, awarded Berry a B+ on our 2011 report
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Berry partnered with the Clean Air Campaign
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Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine chose Berry as one of "The Region's Greenest Colleges"
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Events   

Coming Soon:
Water Bottle Reduction Campaign

January 23 - April 2
Recyclemania

Sat. March 26, 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Earth Hour Dance Party @ the Jewel Box

April 19th - E-Waste Day

April 22 - Earth Day

 

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