Sustainability & the Residence Halls
In Olin's residence halls you'll find a wide range of initiatives that aim to reduce Olin's carbon footprint. For example, every year Olin finishes in the top 20 Recyclemania Contest, a national recycling contest that measures how little (or much) each person is throwing away and how much of that waste is being recycled. We also use centralized printers to reduce the amount of resources being used to support printing. The college meters each building to monitor energy use and the College's energy management team uses that data to identify sustainability projects and area for improvement. In the past year, LED lights been installed throughout both residence halls which has helped lower maintenance costs and reduces the amount of CFLs being disposed of at the landfill.