Hiram College is building upon unique strengths and achievements to be a regional and national leader in sustainability.

We understand sustainability in an expansive sense as the integrated balance of environmental protection, social responsibility, and fiscal accountability — in short, the ability of current and future generations to meet their basic needs and experience a high quality of life.

 

When it comes to sustainability, there is always something new and innovative happening at Hiram College. Recent initiatives and successes include the following:

  • A new sustainable gardening program a the James H. Barrow Field Station provides food for educational animals on-site. This initiative has resulted in $1,500-$2,000 in food cost savings.
  • Field Station faculty and staff partner with students on dozens of land, water and wildlife conservation projects throughout the year.
  • SEED (Sustainability, Environment and Engaged Design) Scholars work on sustainability projects and programming throughout the year. This year marks the fourth year of the program.
  • A seed collection project aims to grow and replant native and prairie plants into field habitats to increase diversity and reduce invasive species.
  • Two rain barrel tanks at the Field Station conserve 10,000 to 25,000 gallons of water a year.
  • Now in its third year, Hiram College's Frog Watch chapter brings students, faculty, staff and community members together to collect data on local frog and toad calls as part of a national efort to catalog frog and toad species diversity.

Hiram College calls for transformative action to confront one of the most urgent challenges of this century. We must seek to make sustainability permeate Hiram, modeling it for and with our students and the public in our decisions, as well as consciously cultivating our leadership to achieve true distinction.

 

Hiram Celebrates New Strides in Sustainability with Grand Opening of TREE House – Oct. 24
Hiram College will celebrate yet another stride in sustainability as the environmentally friendly TREE (Teaching, Research and Environment Engagement) House officially opens its doors this...
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Laying a Base for Hands-On Learning: Senior Administrators Help Put Finishing Touches on TREE House
Several senior administrators recently spent time working with construction crews at the Hiram College TREE (Teaching, Research, and Environmental Engagement) House, now in its final stages before...
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Roots of Resilience, Routes to Change: Earth Day at Hiram College – April 26
This year, the Sustainability, Environment and Engaged Design Scholars (SEEDS) are doing Earth Day at Hiram bigger and better than ever.  On April 26, 2014,...
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SEED Scholars Program Accepting Applicants
The SEEDS (Sustainability, Environment, and Engaged Design Scholars) Program is now accepting applicants, for the program’s second year. The scholar program was established during the 2012-2013...
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Green Energy Ohio Lecture Series – March 21
Green Energy Ohio (GEO) will bring its 2013 lecture series to Hiram College on Thursday, March 21 at 5 p.m. at the East Hall Forum....
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