Environmental Sustainability

The College of Wooster is making significant progress in becoming a sustainable campus.

The Scot Center, opened in January 2012, sports the largest solar roof on any college facility in the country. Upgrades to 34 campus buildings are reducing the college's carbon footprint by 36 percent and will yield operational savings of $5.6 million over 10 years.

Monitor the energy generated (and CO2 offset) by the solar roof in real time.

Find out more about the building upgrades underway that will reduce the college's coal, natural gas, and electricity consumption while reducing our carbon footprint by at least 36 percent.

Wooster has been designated a "Tree Campus USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The grounds crew has implemented a number of environmentally sound practices, while dining services is reducing our daily environmental impact. The E-Center is developing relationships with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and a campus-wide recycling program has been introduced. All reasons why The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges says, "Wooster takes seriously its opportunity to structure college life in 'ways that foster informed choices and promote the ideals of sound environmental stewardship.'"

Four alumni involved in sustainable agriculture were featured in a recent issue of Wooster magazine.

Student Involvement

Some of the ways that students are getting involved in campus sustainability efforts include:

Upgraded Buildings to Save Energy and Money

The college is investing $5 million in building upgrades that will reduce our carbon footprint by at least 36 percent.