Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.35
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2011
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Gettysburg College
Tier2-3: Model Room in a Residence Hall

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Salma Monani
Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies
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Does the institution have an occupied, formally designated model room in a residence hall that is open to students during regular hours and demonstrates sustainable living principles?:

A brief description of the model room:

The student sustainability-themed house, Farmhouse, models sustainable living for all students on campus. All student living in the house strive for a low-energy and low-resource use lifestyle. Food, appliances, and electronics are shared communally and sustainable practices such as growing and composting food, dry clothes on the clothesline, and biking around town are practiced frequently. The rooms in the house also do not have individual mini-fridges and chargers are always plugged into power strips and unplugged to moderate electricity use. The house recently added a vermicultre system to demonstrate possibilities for small scale indoor composting.

The website URL where information about the model room in the residence hall is available:

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