Central College is committed to its environmental mission, embracing sustainability initiatives across campus. We seek to be a community leading the way to create a campus—and a society—in harmony with the environment. From energy-efficient vehicles and buildings, to recycling, to water conservation, to renewable energy, and much more—our challenge is great, but so is our commitment.
Former President David Roe signed the Talloires Declaration on sustainability, and committed to LEED Certification for future buildings on campus.
Iowa's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating by the US Green Building Council in 2003 for the Vermeer Science Center.
Earned LEED rating in 2004 for the "Pods" residential hall now McKee Hall.
Central is committed to LEED guidelines for all new campus construction and to an environmentally friendly campus including the Roe Center.
Central College is committed to recycling and we encourage our students to do their part as well.
Central currently uses several all-electric vehicles and two Toyota Hybrids. We hope to eventually power all of Central's vehicles with photovoltaics.
Central College is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) http://www.aashe.org/ and the the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) http://www.umacs.org/.