From student activism to the efforts of individual College departments, Lynchburg College is no stranger to sustainability. Our commitment grows stronger every year.

What Does “Sustainable” Mean?

A sustainable lifestyle is one that:

  • Respects and supports all living things
  • Upholds universal human rights
  • Maintains economic and social justice
  • Insists on a culture of peace
  • Can be continued indefinitely

Our Climate Commitment

We take our responsibility to the environment seriously. Our president joined the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment to ensure that our commitment becomes action. And we’ve invested $4.65 million in energy upgrades. Our Environmental Science and Environmental Studies majors educate tomorrow’s researchers, teachers and leaders in sustainability and conservation.

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has studied our emissions so we can make sure our efforts are making a difference.

Community Bike Project

The Bike Shack is a fully-equipped, no- or low-cost bike repair shop and the hub of a bicycle renaissance at Lynchburg College. Bring in your own bike for repair or learn to repair it yourself. Donate a bike for someone else. It all leads to more folks pedaling around campus and town – good for you and good for our planet.

Location and hours: In the parking lot behind 335 College St. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. during the school year.

Saving Energy

The College has made great progress on its energy and water use with a 43 percent reduction in carbon emissions. Check out our energy upgrades.

Trayless in the Cafeteria

LC has chosen not to use trays in the College’s dining room. This is saving energy by reducing water and detergents to wash trays, food waste and tray replacement.

Want to get involved?

For more information about sustainability and green initiatives at Lynchburg College, contact Dr. Kevin Peterson at 434.544.8374 or .