Various departments and groups across campus are committed to sustainability and frequently publish reports to educate others, set goals, and monitor our progress.
Office of Sustainability Reports
The Office of Sustainability publishes an annual report to monitor our sustainability efforts and to create goals for the upcoming years.
- Colby Sustainability Ranking Among World’s Highest - When it comes to assessing sustainability practices, STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System) is the gold standard, and in the most recent STARS survey, Colby rated gold. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) uses STARS to rate the sustainability performance of colleges and universities around the world. Colby’s high gold rating...
- EcoReps Find Opportunities in Waste Audit - On Nov. 11 Lidia Henderson ’16 and Shannon Oleynik ’16 donned protective gloves and goggles to root through 25 bags of trash and recyclables from three residence halls. Their objective: to determine how effective students are at recycling. Their goal: to improve Colby’s recycling rate. Henderson and Oleynik are EcoReps”student environmental leaders who work to...
Institutional Climate Action Plans
Colby College to be a leader in environmental sustainability. This plan provides important background information on Colby’s longstanding interest in and commitment to environment stewardship. It documents the College’s emissions since 1990 and a number of important accomplishments already achieved. The plan outlines what’s next for Colby and commits the College to monitor progress on the path to carbon neutrality.
Environmental Studies Reports
Environmental studies students and faculty constantly conduct research. Here are two ways to explore their work: