Tag Center for Sustainability Education

Dickinson’s Energy Challenge 2014

To increase student participation in the 2014 Energy Challenge, which is running under the theme “student emPOWERment,” 15 residence halls will be competing for cash prizes in three categories: greatest reduction in an electric-heated building, greatest reduction in non-electric-heated building… Continue Reading →

Freshness Guaranteed

Freshness Guaranteed Dickinson Website By Lauren Davidson Vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh garlic, sun-kissed peaches, artisan cheeses and homemade preserves—a mouthwatering medley in the middle of downtown Carlisle. Thanks to an abundance of area farms and Carlisle’s commitment to buying and selling… Continue Reading →

Feeding Dickinson

Feeding Dickinson Dickinson Website By MaryAlice Bitts Photos by Carl Socolow ’77 Ask ten people to describe the perfect meal, and you’ll likely receive ten different answers. How, then, does Dickinson’s dining-services staff manage to feed so many people every day,… Continue Reading →

College Receives $93,000 State Grant to Expand Farm Composting

College Receives $93,000 State Grant to Expand Farm Composting Dickinson Website November 8, 2007   Dickinson College has been awarded a $93,000 state grant to purchase equipment that will enable the campus farm to expand and accept more organic materials… Continue Reading →

Sun Times

Sun Times Dickinson Website By Bill Sulon October 13, 2009 Physics major Sam Wheeler ’10 with the Solar Wheeler he built for use at the College Farm. Solar panels have been generating electricity and hot water for more than a… Continue Reading →

Creative Solutions

Creative Solutions Dickinson Website By MaryAlice Bitts Photos by Jen Crowley ’12 Rain or shine, the Cumberland Valley Farm Tour must go on. So when they met with iffy weather on Oct. 1, the students at the Dickinson College Farm donned galoshes… Continue Reading →

Sustainability Schools

Sustainability Schools Dickinson Website January 4, 2012 The Dickinson College Farm is ringing in the new year with some Summer Dreamin’ – the title of the first in a series of educational workshops, which will be held monthly throughout 2012… Continue Reading →

Organic Transitions: The College Farm is Growing Greener

Organic Transition: The College Farm is Growing Greener Dickinson Website September 15, 2009 Something new is growing at the Dickinson College Farm every season. An equipment shed, a pond, greenhouses, solar panels and tent-like yurts that serve as housing for… Continue Reading →

Farm Team

Farm Team Dickinson Website by Jordan McCord This spring at the Dickinson College Farm, Kalyn Campbell ’10 is enhancing her knowledge of sustainable farming while also cultivating young minds through the hands-on outdoors curriculum she’s creating. During a three-month internship… Continue Reading →

Renewable Future

Renewable Future Dickinson Website By MaryAlice Bitts July 30, 2010 Students work with donated solar panels during a hands-on lab at the Dickinson College Farm. Dickinson students learn about solar energy in dynamic ways, thanks to engineering-sample solar panels donated through a BP… Continue Reading →

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