December 6, 2016
At Endicott College, sustainability is top of mind. In fact, we have implemented Sustainable Endicott, a college-wide effort to operate the campus in an environmentally responsible manner and to incorporate sustainability into students’ academic and residential experience.
Given our mission of sustainability, we’re proud to share that Endicott recently earned a Silver Rating for its first Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS), administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. In addition, Endicott was included in The Princeton Review's Guide to 361 Green Colleges 2016.
The principles of sustainability – economic development, social development and environmental protection – are relevant to our commitment to prepare our students for the future. Endicott’s campus has grown steadily in the past decade, but throughout this development we have taken care to prioritize energy efficiency, storm water management, and materials management.
Endicott hosts one of the largest solar parking lot canopies in New England and is a participant in the ISO New England Capacity Market. The College was recently recognized by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission for our efforts to include wind power as part of our wholesale electricity contracts. Our recycling rates on campus have increased to over 60 percent, putting Endicott in 17th place in the 2015 national Recyclemania competition.
We look forward to continued progress in advancing sustainability both on and off campus at Endicott. Embracing the principles of sustainability is not only consistent with our mission, but also continues to enhance the student experience and demonstrates important leadership within the greater community. We strive for continuous improvement with the goal of one day achieving a STARS Gold rating.
For more information about our sustainability efforts visit www.endicott.edu/sustainability.