Past Sustainability Campaigns
Interested in knowing more about St. Olaf’s grassroots history? Click here for a listing of previous campaigns that are related to sustainability on campus. Contact us if you want to add additional campaigns!
Regents Hall of Natural Science is a LEED-Platinum certified building that uses architecture as pedagogy. Look at this brochure for more information.
Buntrock Commons is the central location on campus and has several sustainable aspects.Here is a brochure with more information about sustainability at Buntrock Commons.
Sustainability at St. Olaf
As SustainAbilities, we invite you to explore the huge breadth of knowledge and history of sustainability at St. Olaf College. There are many different aspects to Sustainability at St. Olaf, from our Wind Turbine to our unique storm water management system. By knowing St. Olaf better, you can gain more from your own experiences on the Hill and develop a sense of systems thinking.
A systems thinking approach to place-based living seems complex, but it is simple at its core. It means to simply think about what systems you exist within, whether they be academic structure or the culture of work you participate in, and think critically about how they relate to your own physical places places around you in your everyday life.
There are many different student organizations on campus. Visit this page to learn more about how you can be involved and discover which organizations exist.
Storm Water Management
Ever been curious about what happens to storm water? After it rains, storm water can run off from hard spaces, like buildings and parking lots, and bring pollution downstream. Read here to learn more about St. Olaf’s comprehensive storm water management system that is ahead of the pack on creating a sustainable storm water system. (Photo Credit: Kyle Obermann ’14)
Campus Sustainability Map
In the Summer of 2013, student researchers created a map that features sustainable aspects of St. Olaf. Click on the link and give yourself a tour! You might be surprised at some of the features.