- ETS is in planning to build a 42,000 square foot Administrative/Education wing that will include sustainable features, including geothermal heating.Â
- To save water, leaks are repaired as soon as they are detected.
Climate Change & Energy
- To reduce energy use, CFLs have been installed in some buildings, and campus restrooms have been outfitted with motion sensors.
- Systems are regularly tuned up for efficiency; most recently, boiler systems were overhauled in 2010.
- All thermostats are programmed for reduced use during times of low occupancy.
- The school is planning to measure its greenhouse gas emissions and complete an energy audit.
- ETS offers recycling for all plastics and paper.
- The ETS dining halls offer local foods.
- The Ecology Committee engages students to work with faculty on greening campus outdoor spaces.
- Students can also work with the Student Life organization to raise awareness of sustainability issues on campus.
- A course is offered on Ecological Ministry of the Church, and other courses address the relationship of theology and ecology.
- ETS offers buses for class trips, to reduce the need for single-occupancy vehicles.
- The school is expanding its distance learning program, and has begun offering courses located closer to the homes of the students who commute the farthest.