Saturday, January 21, 2017

Morehouse College

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Morehouse College

School details:
Full-time enrollment: 2,505
Part-time enrollment: 152
Location: Atlanta, Georgia


  • Morehouse signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in February 2010. The college has also signed the Talloires declaration.
  • The college’s sustainability programs are managed by the Environmental Health and Safety Department and Campus Operations. Their initiatives include improving recycling on campus and developing an environmental management system.
  • The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has created a Sustainability Committee which is working on a formal sustainability policy for the college.

Green Building

  • Energy-efficiency technologies include lighting sensors as well as efficient lighting and HVAC systems. Buildings also feature insulated windows and reflective roofs.
  • To save water, the college has installed tankless water heaters and low-flow faucets and showerheads.
  • The campus uses well water and weather-informed irrigation for landscaping.


  • Traditional materials recycled on campus include aluminum, cardboard, glass, paper, and some plastics.
  • The college also recycles its used cell phones, computers, light bulbs, and printer cartridges.
  • Recycling is single-stream to make it easier for members of the campus community to recycle.


  • Sustainable foods, including local, organic peaches, are served in the dining halls.
  • Dining halls recycle cooking oil for use as biofuel.

Student Involvement

  • Environmental sciences is offered as an academic minor.


  • The college offers free transportation around campus and to local destinations, including downtown Atlanta, other schools, and local sports arenas.
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