Environmental Sustainability at BMC

Archive for August, 2010

Bryn Mawr Earns B+ on the Green Report Card

Posted August 13, 2010

Bryn Mawr’s score for the 2009-2010 school year is a B+. This is up from a B for the 2008-2009 school year, and a C+ in the year before that! There were 322 schools surveyed; 8 schools received an A, 45 schools received an A-, and 62 school received a B+. Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges [...]

Bryn Mawr Climate Action Plan Calls for Reduction in College’s Carbon Footprint

Posted August 13, 2010

March 22, 2010 Earlier this year, Bryn Mawr College submitted its Climate Action Plan as part of The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. The plan calls for a 10-percent decrease in overall college emissions over the next 10 years; an expansion of course offerings in environmental studies; increased efforts to educate the community on sustainability [...]

Presidents Climate Commitment

Posted August 13, 2010

President Jane McAuliffe has renewed Bryn Mawr’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. President Nancy J. Vickers originally signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), pledging to assess the campus’s energy consumption and eliminate or neutralize its greenhouse-gas emissions over time. The ACUPCC has more than 600 signatories. Participating colleges must complete [...]

Bryn Mawr Named Green College by Princeton Review

Posted August 11, 2010

Bryn Mawr has been named a “Green College” by The Princeton Review in its newGuide to 286 Green Colleges. Many energy-saving initiatives have reduced energy consumption at Bryn Mawr during the past decade, including the installation of a computerized energy/temperature-management system that placed temperature sensors in over 500 indoor locations throughout campus. Students recently held an [...]