Sustainability Initiatives

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About Sustainability

  • About SustainabilitySustainability includes four interlinked dimensions – environmental responsibility, economic health, social equity, and cultural vitality (Jon Hawkes, 2006).

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Minor in Sustainability

Minor in SustainabilityThe Minor in Community and Environmental Sustainability is an interdisciplinary program that effectively provides students with a challenging and innovative way to enrich their education by providing them with the knowledge and skills to address society’s most pressing issues.

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Recycling at Alvernia

RecyclingAlvernia is now using Single Stream Recycling.  Click on the image to view the Waste Management poster and find out the variety of items you can place in one of the green or blue recycling bins located across campus. 

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AASHEAlvernia University is a proud member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

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Projects & Research


Alvernia Recycles!
To kick off our sustainability efforts during the 2014 Campus Sustainability Week, we are excited to share the recycling partnership underway in the O’Pake Science Center. Due to the cooperative efforts of students, staff, and faculty, the O’Pake Science Center has been fully fitted with recycling bins.  Look for the green and blue bins to recycle items such as paper, plastic and glass bottles/containers, cans, cardboard, and more. It can all go in the same bin! For the full list of recyclable items, see the sign on or above the bins.  More information on the Single Stream recycling process at Alvernia can be found on the Sustainability Initiatives - Recycling webpage or contact the Holleran Center by clicking here or calling 610-790-2883.

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Sustainability Events



The Hockey Stick & 
the Climate Wars
November 7 at 7:00 PM 
Millersville University  

Berks Conservancy Lecture
November 11 at 7:00 PM
Bernardine Lecture Hall

State of the Environment Breakfast
November 14 at 7:30 AM 
Crowne Plaza

The Impacts of Nature Play
November 14 at 7:00 PM 
Miller Center for the Arts

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