Students, faculty, and staff serve on Colby’s Environmental Advisory Group (EAG), formed in 2000 to advise the president and the College on environmental stewardship, sustainability, conservation, and alternative energy. The EAG has proposed, evaluated, recommended, and helped implement an array of ambitious green initiatives. The structure has served as a model for other institutions. Learn More >
RESCUE (Recycle Everything, Save Colby’s Usable Excess) started in 2001-02 to capture clothing, household items, furniture, appliances, and other items that departing students leave behind at the end of each school year. Now clothing and furniture are donated to local nonprofits and other items are cleaned and stored for sale the following fall, taking literally tons of material out of the waste stream for reuse.