- Haverford College Apartments (HCA) Student Garden
- Garden was expanded and raised beds installed.
- Bumper crop of vegetables this year. Produce included beets, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, peas, herbs, beans and potatoes.
- Student worker position position created to tend garden during summer months when students aren't here.
- Composting was revisited at Haverford College Apartments.
- A more permanent structure was installed and composting buckets were distributed to participating apartments.
- Still working on making dining center composting more sustainable.
- Students educated on proper ways to compost.
- Green Purchasing Document
- Document drafted and submitted to President Emerson and Senior Staff for approval.
- Provides Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) guidelines for Haverford employees.
- Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
- Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Ratings System (STARS)
- Haverford became a Charter Participant in the AASHE/STARS program.
- STARS is a transparent, self reporting framework for colleges and universities to gauge relative progress toward sustainability.
- Desiderata for new Tritton Dorm
In anticipation of the new dorm CER proposed the following features:
- Ground Source heat pump HVAC system
- Integrated Smart Metering
- Dual flush toilets to help conserve water
- Green Roof
- Grey water reuse
- Sustainable landscaping
- Covered bicycle parking
- Incorporating recycling work flow into plan
- Green Plan for managing and reducing waste on campus
With assistance from an outside consultant, CER devised a plan that would eventually shift the campus-wide waste management and recycling practices toward more sustainable methods.
Preliminary approval has been given to purchase a Vegawatt Power System which turns waste vegetable oil from food service operations into electricity with a 5kW generator.
- Provide for on-site composting of Dining Hall food waste.
- Develop a plan to double Haverford College's recycling rate and implement programs that would allow Haverford to materially benefit from the increase in recoverables.
- Revise waste collection practices to reduce amount and frequency of trash removal from campus.
- Student Farm/Garden proposal
Students got approval to expand the current student garden at HCA. Historically, farming has been a part of Haverford College and CER students would like to resurrect this tradition.
- CPGC: Walking the Walk
CER has joined with the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC) to help them "Go Green". Learn more >
- CPGC has agreed to higher costs for using sustainable products for their cafe events.
- Educating the college community on recycling.
- Composting food scraps from the cafe.
- Buying "Green" office products.
- Buying offsets for business travel and visiting speakers.
- Encouraging , libraries, administrative departments to purchase recycled paper for all uses.
- Educating that recycling guidelines have changed. We can now recycle plastics 1-7.
- Recyclemania kicks off March 2010.