Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Ruth Miller
Submission Date March 7, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Gettysburg College
AC-8: Campus as a Living Laboratory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jim Biesecker
Director of Facilites Planning & Management
Facilities Services Office
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Is the institution utilizing the campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in the following areas?:
Yes or No
Air & Climate ---
Buildings Yes
Dining Services/Food Yes
Energy Yes
Grounds Yes
Purchasing ---
Transportation Yes
Waste Yes
Water Yes
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Other ---

A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Air & Climate and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Unknown


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Buildings and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Farmhouse, the campus' sustainability and social justice theme house, is dedicated towards intentional living, especially regarding food. The residents of Farmhouse constantly work towards achieving sustainable lifestyles through community building, ecological footprint reduction, and mindful purchasing and living. The house also generates compost for the garden from its own food scraps, which become rich soil perfect for cultivating fruits and vegetables. In addition to their own garden the members of Farmhouse support the local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), Broad Valley Orchard, exchanging work hours for delicious and local fruits and vegetables.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Dining Services/Food and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

The Painted Turtle Farm is a student-run Certified Naturally Grown garden at Gettysburg College. It also hosts a Community Garden and Training Center. Student volunteers are involved in all aspects of small scale organic agriculture and manage projects year-round, including planning, planting, growing, and harvesting a variety of fruits and vegetables, to improving soil integrity and biodiversity in the local ecosystems, to reaching out and educating the student body and local community about the importance of local and sustainable agriculture.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Energy and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Not applicable at this point


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Grounds and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Not applicable at this point


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Purchasing and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Transportation and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

The College continues to research transportation options for group travel. Including the recent purchase of a bus.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Waste and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Gettysburg College annually competes in RecycleMania, a nationwide event to help campuses reduce waste. Over a 10 week period, schools race to recycle the most glass, aluminum, paper, and whatever else they can find! This increases student and employee awareness of recycling as well as serves as a benchmark for baseline data of waste on campus.


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Water and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Not applicable at this point


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Coordination, Planning & Governance and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Not applicable at this point


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Diversity & Affordability and the positive outcomes associated with the work:
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A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Health, Wellbeing & Work and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Not applicable at this point


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Investment and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Not applicable at this point


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory for Public Engagement and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Not applicable at this point


A brief description of how the institution is using the campus as a living laboratory in Other areas and the positive outcomes associated with the work:

Unknown


The website URL where information about the institution’s campus as a living laboratory program or projects is available:
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