Environmental Sustainability

Carroll University is committed to making our world a better place. Across campus, in ways big and small, we look for opportunities to educate our students, employees and visitors on how to make thoughtful choices that minimize the impact their actions have on the environment. From academic majors to conveniently located recycling bins, special events and volunteer programs, Carroll places an emphasis on preserving our natural environment.

Environmental Sustainability Policy

Carroll University acknowledges the multitude of interconnected relationships and environmental impacts that we have on the world. Our mission statement encompasses that we "prepare all students for vocational success, lifelong learning, and service in a diverse and global society." We understand our accountability as an educational institution and are committed to strengthening our role as a leader in environmental stewardship and sustainability excellence.

The following environmental sustainability principles were developed to guide institutional and campus operations planning. They are reflective of the university's mission statement, resources and unique educational philosophy.

Hastad Hall

Building Achieves LEED Silver

Carroll University’s new nursing, exercise science and physics/engineering facility, Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall, earned the school’s first LEED certification for sustainability and efficiency.

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Kilgour Hall

Solar Panels Installed

Carroll installed 52 solar panels on Kilgour Hall’s roof as part of larger environmental efforts by the President's Green Task Force. 

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Environmental Academics

As a primary focus of the University's Ethos Statement, many of Carroll's classes and programs integrate sustainability topics throughout coursework, service projects and more. The following academic programs offer a focused emphasis in sustainability, blending social sciences with human impact on the environment:

Hands-on Learning

Carroll University students gain invaluable experience conducting research activities at our outdoor laboratory, the 60-acre Greene Field Station. The station is located in the Kettle Moraine region just west of Waukesha.

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On-going Sustainability Programs

recyclable items

Single-Stream Recycling

Convenient bins are located on campus for recycling paper, plastic, metal and glass all in one container.

computer circuit boards

E-Waste and Moving Green

Responsible recycling options are available for electronic products and during transition times on campus.

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