Sustainability

At Emory & Henry, Blue and Gold makes Green. Emory & Henry has made an extraordinary commitment to sustainability and green initiatives, providing a model of leadership for its region as well as other institutions of higher education. Just this spring, the College announced plans to construct the first-ever, large-scale residence hall to be built with passive design. This house, which will be constructed with an eye toward LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) certification, will be the fifth time in as many years that an E&H building has attained this important designation. In addition to LEED certification, Emory & Henry has advanced sustainability through active environmental student organizations, award-winning recycling initiatives, electric college vehicles, and an impressive college garden that provides food to area farmers markets, restaurants and the College’s dining hall. This devotion to sustainability springs from Emory & Henry’s nationally recognized commitment to community service, which seeks to address issues in society at their foundations.