|Reed named a leader among green colleges|
| Reed was named among
the leading green colleges in a recent report on environmental practices
at the nations colleges and universities conducted by the National
Wildlife Federation. Reed was specifically named among the top schools for
doing more with energy efficiency and conservation, recycling, solid waste,
and materials flow; it was also among the leading schools for land and ground
management and transportation programs.
Among other changes, the college has retrofitted lighting to low wattage alternatives and installed computerized energy management programs for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems on campus. Reeds master landscape plan emphasizes water conservation and the use of native plant materials that minimize water and fertilizer use. Reeds citation for transportation leadership reflects the colleges program to convert service vehicles to electric power and its commitment to encouraging the use of alternate transportation for faculty, students, and staff.
The student-run Greenboard has taken an active role in campus recycling for many years. Its efforts have kept a large percentage of the colleges recyclable cardboard, paper, metal, and glass out of the waste stream.