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Sustainability at Carthage

Red and white may be Carthage’s colors, but administrators, faculty and students are acting to add green to that palette, by taking into account the effect the College has on the environment. “Going green” involves numerous steps, many of them small, both by the College and individual students and faculty members.

“This is an issue where everyone has responsibilities,” says William Hoare, associate vice president for business. “We’re not going to get anywhere as an institution, or as a society, until we all take responsibility.”

“We want future Carthaginians to enjoy the atmosphere that past generations have.”

For many years, Carthage has sought to pursue responsible practices in construction, landscaping, energy use and recycling to contribute to a cleaner, sustainable environment. Those efforts include using recycled products whenever feasible, using environment-friendly cleaning supplies, and reducing construction waste by 70 percent. 

Carthage joined 15 members of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in a compliance program to deal with state and federal environmental regulations. Starting last fall, a group of administrators, faculty and students began meeting informally to discuss additional sustainability opportunities.

“We want future Carthaginians to enjoy the atmosphere that past generations have,” Mr. Hoare says.

 

 

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