Saturday, January 21, 2017

Bennett College

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Bennett College for Women

School details:
Full-time enrollment: 709
Part-time enrollment: 57
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina


  • Bennett is interested in developing a formal sustainability policy.
  • The college’s new master plan, under development, will place an emphasis on sustainability.
  • A Statement on Sustainability details the school’s commitment to supporting local and green businesses, as well as vendors that use environmentally friendly products.

Green Building

  • Dual-flush toilets and low-flow faucets and showerheads have been installed in buildings to conserve water.
  • To improve energy efficiency, the college has installed energy management systems, LED lights, and lighting sensors.
  • The Merner Pfeiffer Heating Plant has been adapted for reuse as an academic classroom facility with energy-efficient technology.

Climate Change & Energy

  • Buildings have undergone system tune-ups, and timers are used for temperature control.


  • Bennett College recycles all traditional materials: aluminum, cardboard, glass, paper, and all plastics.
  • The college also recycles electronic materials including batteries, computers, light bulbs, and printer cartridges.
  • Computer labs limit printing to cut back on paper use.
  • Unwanted items can be donated during move-out.


  • Trays have been removed from dining halls.
  • The dining services offer local and organic foods.
  • Bennett College donates its excess food.

Student Involvement

  • Resident Assistants provide information about on-campus sustainability initiatives.
  • Students can work in the on-campus garden.
  • Fifteen students have declared an environmental science minor.


  • Bennett College offers free transportation around campus and to local destinations.
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