Hollins Featured in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition”

Hollins Featured in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition”

The guide praises Hollins for “leading the sustainability charge for quite some time.”

Hollins, Four Other Virginia Private Colleges Announce Major Renewable Energy Initiative

Hollins, Four Other Virginia Private Colleges Announce Major Renewable Energy Initiative

Hollins, Emory & Henry, Lynchburg, Randolph, and Sweet Briar are partnering with Collegiate Clean Energy to convert methane emissions from landfills into environmentally friendly energy for their institutions.

Hollins Continues Partnership with Local Nonprofit to Implement Energy Solutions

Hollins Continues Partnership with Local Nonprofit to Implement Energy Solutions

The university is joining with Community Housing Partners to complete an energy efficiency retrofit of Barbee Guest House. The work is supported by a green revolving fund established at Hollins last May.

Hollins Receives $50,000 Jessie Ball duPont Fund Grant to Support Energy Conservation Initiatives

Hollins Receives $50,000 Jessie Ball duPont Fund Grant to Support Energy Conservation Initiatives

The funds will enable Hollins to immediately implement green projects that further a campus culture of environmental sustainability.

Hollins Collaborates with American Chestnut Foundation to Plant Trees on Campus

Hollins Collaborates with American Chestnut Foundation to Plant Trees on Campus

Associate Professor of Biology Morgan Wilson and Audio Visual Assistant Anna Copplestone plant an American chestnut tree sapling behind Cromer Bergman Alumnae House. A total of ten chestnut tree saplings will be planted on campus this spring.

Hollins to Participate in Campus Conservation Nationals 2013

Hollins to Participate in Campus Conservation Nationals 2013

Colleges and universities across the country will compete to reduce electricity and water use on campus.

Hollins Reports Significant Decrease in Campus Energy Use During 2011-12

Hollins Reports Significant Decrease in Campus Energy Use During 2011-12

The university lowered emissions by 11 percent compared to the 2010-11 fiscal year, and overall has reduced its carbon footprint 19 percent over the past five years.

New Geothermal Well System Offers Major Advantages for Heating, Cooling

New Geothermal Well System Offers Major Advantages for Heating, Cooling

The project, which will be completed this summer, will serve Tinker Hall and deliver improved temperature control, better indoor air quality, and lower energy costs.

Hollins’ Green Initiatives Move Forward with First LEED Silver-Certified Building

Hollins’ Green Initiatives Move Forward with First LEED Silver-Certified Building

The newly renovated Robbie Hunt Burton Alumnae Cottage features the first geothermal heating and cooling system on campus, low-maintenance building materials containing recycled content, and high energy-efficient appliances.

Hollins Makes Significant Strides in Reducing Its Carbon Footprint

Hollins Makes Significant Strides in Reducing Its Carbon Footprint

Largely through lowering its electricity consumption, the university decreased its carbon footprint by 9% during 2010-11, surpassing its goal for the year.

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