Sustainability at Ferrum College
This is where the black and gold meets green! We have signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment
(ACUPCC) and pledged to make a difference and be good stewards of the Earth! We're
working hard to curb our energy consumption, reduce our waste stream and act locally!
Check out our programs, sign the energy pledge, and contact us with any questions or comments!
Ferrum College is striving to reduce energy usage on campus. It can be as easy as
unplugging a phone charger or flipping off electronics when not in use. Ferrum College
urges you to turn off the lights and any other device when they are not needed. Our
biggest awareness program is the annual POWER DOWN ENERGY COMPETITION in the fall.
We pit dorms against each other and themselves to see who can conserve the most energy
in a month. Check out how much energy each building on campus is using right now
»» energy.ferrum.edu. Find out ways to save energy and make a promise to use fewer watts by Signing the Energy Pledge!
Biomass Boiler: Ferrum College is currently welcoming the addition of a biomass boiler to serve as
a means for alternative energy, as well as, a teaching lab. The 1.0 MW boiler will
provide hot water for the campus and generate enough power to compensate for at least
a quarter of the electricity demand! Read more about the English Biomass Boiler.
In order to provide the Ferrum College community the freshest food, the Dining Hall
staff sources food locally. This is great for the quality of the food and supports
the farmers in this area! With the recent purchase of two Green Mountain Technology
Earth Tubs, we will soon be composting our food waste on campus!
The Farm to Cafeteria Program aims to supplement the local food initiative already
in place on campus. Due to the efforts from our Farm to Cafe Intern Deanna Edmonds
and student volunteers, the campus garden has provided the cafeteria with fresh vegetables.
Volunteers are always welcome to help in the garden; if interested send an e-mail
Ferrum College is embarking upon the challenge to reduce the waste produced on campus
and be an even greener campus. We currently recycle white paper and cardboard with
more to come in the near future. This spring Ferrum College competed in RecycleMania
and earned a Most Improved Paper Recycling Award! Please make sure you place your white paper into the appropriately marked
bins! If you have any questions about recycling an item, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or comments, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.