Berea College Mountaineers Host Carbon-Neutral “Green Games”

Feb 11, 2014 1 Comment by

Berea College hosts Kentucky’s first carbon-neutral basketball game in a doubleheader with Alice Lloyd College men and women’s teams on February 18 in the Seabury Athletic Complex. It’s just the second time a carbon-neutral basketball game has been played in the country. Called the Green Games, these contests will draw attention to carbon offsetting, a […]

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Berea Dedicates “Deep Green” Residence Hall

Oct 17, 2013 3 Comments

The dedication ceremony of the new "Deep Green" residence hall, believed to be one of the world's "greenest," was held Friday, October 18. Three years in the making, this 42,000 square foot, three-story facility with 66 rooms houses 120 students. Deep Green is expected to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v2009 Platinum Certification by […]

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Berea College Opens One of the World’s Greenest Residence Halls

Aug 26, 2013 3 Comments

Three years in the making, one of the world’s “greenest” residence hall, Berea College’s newly constructed “Deep Green” Residence Hall, is open to students for the 2013 fall term. Dubbed “Deep Green” until a permanent name is chosen, this 42,000 square foot, three-story facility with 66 rooms will house 120 students. Deep Green is expected […]

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Berea College to Participate in Campus Conservation Nationals Competition 2013

Feb 25, 2013 2 Comments

Berea College will participate in Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) 2013, a nationwide electricity and water use reduction competition among colleges and universities. The competition was created by The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) through its Students Program, and in partnership with Lucid, Alliance to Save Energy and the National […]

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Students of SENS 215 Foster Visionary Community Projects

Dec 12, 2012 No Comments

The semester ends and so do those hard-earned student projects. But not so for Richard Olson’s SENS 215 course. On the evening of November 14, students of Olson’s Sustainable Appalachian Communities course gathered in the Berea Friend’s Meeting House to showcase their projects and gather further participation. There was an Adopt-a-Potato station, where you could […]

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Fresh, healthful and sustainable: Berea’s local foods

Nov 05, 2012 1 Comment

“I’ve been to a lot of schools and seen a lot of programs and what we’re doing here is really quite unique,” says Cait McClanahan, sustainability coordinator for Berea College’s dining services. She is speaking of the college’s ability to fulfill food needs through the college farm—including returning kitchen waste back to the soil through […]

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Lighting, Fans, and Pool Cover Retrofits

Nov 02, 2012 No Comments

“You can feel the air moving in here” says HVAC and Energy Manager Diane Zekind, noting that the newly installed energy-efficient fans in Seabury’s natatorium have noticeably improved the room’s climate. A part of the fan’s energy efficiency is their size. At 18 feet long, these fans turned on high will send a piece of […]

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