The Development of a Sustainable Principia

Principia College has recently taken a number of steps toward becoming a more sustainable campus. These steps include purchasing mixed green electric power for the campus, replacing windows in the Howard Center with energy efficient windows, converting bathroom lights across camups to motion-sensored lights, and reconfiguring the hot water boilers, heating and air conditioning systems on the West Quad Loop, among other things.

Turning Principian Thumbs Green

Twice a week, senior Molly Hayes, junior Jenn Odell, sophomore Lulu Mosman, and freshman Emma Lowenberg venture into Elsah, where they learn about organic agriculture as interns on the Three Rivers Community Farm. Dirty knees and dusty pants are hallmarks of their work.