Stonehill Celebrates Completion of 2.7 Megawatt Solar Field
The field is expected to save the College over $185,000 a year or an estimated $3.2 million over the course of a 15-year contract it signed with New Jersey-based Marina Energy. The energy produced is expected to account for 20% of Stonehill’s electrical usage.
STARS Silver Rating
Stonehill College earned a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) on Earth Day 2016.
Cultivating A Living Classroom
What does a farm have to do with sociology? Religion? World history? For some Stonehill faculty, the answer is: more than you might think. They’re finding innovative ways to tie a 1.5-acre parcel of land on Stonehill’s campus to lessons they’re teaching in the classroom.
Stonehill Named “Green” College by Princeton Review
For the second year in a row, Stonehill has been recognized for its commitment to protecting the environment as The Princeton Review included the College in its guide to the most environmentally responsible schools.
Energizing Stonehill’s Commitment To Green Living
Sue Mooney, Environmental Studies Program director and chair of the Environmental Stewardship Council, says she could see how growing student awareness was going to create an ecological juggernaut here on campus. “It’s powerful stuff,” she says. “Students go from knowledge to action.”
Electric Car Charging Station Installed at Stonehill
Electric car owners can now charge their cars at a station behind the Sports Complex. Installed by Solect Energy Development, the station went live in early January.
Stonehill aims to promote awareness of environmental issues in our community and around the world through community based learning, educational programs and events, and campus wide initiatives that will encourage environmentally friendly practices among students, faculty and staff. By integrating the practice of sustainability into everyday life at Stonehill, students and graduates are able to think, act and lead with courage toward the creation of a more just, compassionate and sustainable world.
Stonehill Goes Green is a campus-wide initiative to promote environmental sustainability within the Stonehill community through policies and practices including recycling, efficient energy use, and waste reduction.
Stonehill has taken a commitment to reduce energy usage by 20% by FY2018. There are several things the college is doing to reach this goal.