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Sustainability Resources

The Colby-Sawyer College campus is committed to environmental responsibility. No matter where you are, there is always an opportunity to go green by encouraging sustainability and protecting the environment. With these resources provided by the school’s Sustainability Team, you and faculty can connect with the New London community, get involved with on-campus initiatives, and promote sustainable practices at home.

For even more ways to get involved, follow Sustainable Colby-Sawyer on Facebook and Instagram to check out friendly tips, articles, upcoming events, and more.

Recycling at Colby-Sawyer

Expand the school’s Zero-Sort recycling program and encourage fellow students, faculty, and staff to keep organic and reusable materials out of landfills.


Sustainable Event Guidelines

Learn how you can host sustainable food service events on campus by collaborating with Colby-Sawyer’s dining provider, Parkhurst. Use local organic and seasonal refreshments, and distribute edible leftovers to charity.


Green-Living Guide

Help Colby-Sawyer reach its long-term sustainability goals by discovering ways the school can conserve energy, preserve resources, save money, and maximize well-being. Incorporate these concepts and principles into your life and work on campus.


Green What to Bring

Colby-Sawyer College encourages students to think about creating a greener campus from the time they move in. Students should try to reduce unnecessary purchases, reuse what they already have, recycle what they don’t need and limit what they pack to the most essential of items.


For Faculty

Visit the Whole Systems Sustainability homepage on the Cleveland Library website and read its online encyclopedias that provide specialized background information on the topic.