In addition to traditional sustainability practices, Endicott College wins points for creativity in the challenge of going green. Three hundred thousand square feet of new building space, including the newly built, eco-friendly Marblehead Hall, meets sustainability requirements for operations and maintenance. The college has established a Committee on Campus Sustainability to advance, prioritize, and evaluate sustainability initiatives. But more dynamic (and arguably engaging) practices are succeeding alongside these: as students move out in the spring, about two tons of clothes, toiletries, appliances, furniture, and other non-perishable items are collected and donated to local charities. Ink cartridges are refurbished instead of thrown away, and interdepartmental envelopes are also collected and reused. Most colorfully, excess clothing like T-shirts that are produced for special events is collected and repurposed to students to tie-dye on Earth Day. Overall, more than 40 percent of Endicott’s waste is recycled (in a single stream) or composted. To get around campus in Beverly, Massachusetts, a campus shuttle is offered, in addition to two ZipCars. Responsible dining practices are especially comprehensive: produce is grown without pesticides and fertilizers, meat production is humane and resistant to antibiotic use, fish is sustainably caught from responsible sources, coffee and tea is fair-trade, and produce like apples, tomatoes, squash, and herbs are grown on campus. Academically, the college offers an environmental science major, which utilizes the dynamic ecosystems, including ocean, marsh, forest, and stream systems, directly on campus, as well as the nearby North Shore of Massachusetts, to implement living education. Historically, the school has also heavily encouraged internships with local organizations, deepening the possibilities for environmental study.
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Sustainability-focused degree available
School employs a sustainability officer
% food budget spent on local/organic food
Available Transportation Alternatives
Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.