Franklin College Commitment to Sustainability
Franklin College has been, and continues to be engaged in a number of "Green" Initiatives ranging from undergraduate student research for alternative fuels to operational green practices to competing and winning in national recycling contests.
Franklin College students, faculty and staff share an interest in working on valuable projects to reduce our carbon footprint and preserving our environment.
In 2007, Franklin College’s President James Moseley signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. By signing on as one of the first Indiana signatories in Indiana, Franklin College recognizes Colleges and Universities are well positioned to be thought leaders and models of sustainable practices for this and future generations of students.
Students have opportunities to discover for themselves ways to affect this global issue varied sustainability projects on and off campus.
Over the next several weeks we will update this site with a comprehensive look at some of the ways our campus community have lead the way in sustainability initiatives on campus and off.
Stay Tuned! For now, please see details below for a very exciting recycle program currently underway.
Ways to get involved right now! Going on NOW
HELP US DITCH THE DUMPSTERS!
Franklin College has been selected to participate in a national “re-use” initiative called Give and Go: Move Out 2013!. This pilot initiative, organized by Keep America Beautiful and Goodwill® in conjunction with the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC), encourages college students to do something good by donating their unwanted clothing, kitchen items, electronics, books and dorm items as they clean out for summer break. The purpose of “Give and Go” is to encourage students to reduce waste and boost existing sustainability practices on campus. After students donate their goods, those items are sold at Goodwill stores and available at the local Lord’s Cupboard.
Look for the posters, Donation Centers will be in every Residence Hall after May 10th.