We actively support the College's efforts to create a new model for sustainability on campus. 

Swem's sustainability initiatives include:

  • eliminating cover sheets from print jobs on 1st and 2nd floor printers, saving about 8 tons of paper/year
  • conducting energy audits in all departments, identifying ways to reduce energy use and waste
  • installing motion-sensing light fixtures
  • serving on the campus Committee on Sustainability
  • providing recycling points for batteries, cell phones, & toner cartridges, and plastic bags
  • circulating reusable cloth book bags, kill-a-watt monitors, KillDisks, and event recycling bins
  • hosting an annual Earth Day reading and discussion group to examine environment-related issues

The sustainability guide is a starting point for research resources, local sustainability groups, and suggestions for greener living.

We welcome your comments and suggestions and encourage everyone to reduce, recyle, and reuse.