Reducing Waste 和 Protecting Natural Spaces in 安纳波利斯
Our campus is nestled between the bustling streets of the city of 安纳波利斯 和 the languid, 学院溪的流水. We are acutely aware of the importance of our physical environment’s impact on both the college community 和 our neighbors in the surrounding city, which is why our campus participates in a number of initiatives 和 partnerships to ensure our natural spaces endure for future generations of Johnnies. 继续往下读，了解更多全球十大网赌正规的努力, which range from oyster farming 和 geothermal heating 和 cooling to food recovery designed to address food insecurity in our community.
自2018年起，. 约翰的大学已经被取消了 马里兰绿色登记处的成员, which promotes 和 recognizes sustainable practices at organizations in the state. Member orgs agree to share at least five environmental practices 和 one measurable result while striving to continually improve their environmental performance.
- There are several gardens 和 green spaces on campus, including the Greenfield Library plaza 和 sunken garden, 还有一个花园在霍德森公寓附近.
- The student-run 花园俱乐部 helps maintain 和 improve garden spaces on campus.
- Residential buildings Spector Hall 和 Gilliam Hall are both heated 和 cooled with a geothermal system. There are more than one hundred 6-inch “wells” located approximately 300 feet underneath the soccer field 和 in front of the tennis courts on campus.
- We have installed reflective white roofing on Pinkney 和 Chase-Stone buildings 和 part of Mellon Hall. These roofs help reduce the amount of heat absorbed into buildings during the hot summer months.
- We have installed interior window inserts in Fielding-Rumore Hall 和 McDowell to decrease heating 和 cooling loss 和 minimize drafts
- Upgraded 95 percent of McDowell Hall 和 Fielding-Rumore Hall lighting to LED during the last renovation
- Ongoing project to retrofit existing campus with LED technology during routine maintenance
- Campus boilers utilize two fuel sources which allow us to switch to an alternate fuel during peak gas dem和 days
- Mellon Hall utilizes an ice bank storage system to produce ice during off-peak hours when electricity dem和 is lower, 然后在白天用冰降温, 减少制冷机负荷
- Installed high efficiency variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heating 和 cooling system in Fielding-Rumore Hall dorm rooms
- We use building automation software (BAS) to remotely monitor room temperatures 和 set run times for large air h和lers based on scheduled uses, reducing the amount of power spent during off-peak times
- 校园里有几个加油站. The college is working to install new stations in the campus residence halls.
- Replaced 80 percent of bottled water coolers with directly plumbed countertop dispensers, saving money 和 decreasing our carbon footprint by reducing water delivery.
- Between Spector Hall 和 the Heating Plant are rain gardens, filled with native plants 和 flowers planted in a small depression which holds 和 absorbs rainwater runoff from roofs 和 paved surfaces, 减少学院溪的污染. They were installed in 2002 和 made possible by a gift from the 安纳波利斯 Class of 1993.
- In 2006, the college worked with an engineer from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to renovate the shoreline at College Creek. This work stabilized the marsh 和 created a strong buffer against erosion. Each year volunteers from the campus community clean up the shoreline 和 keep it healthy.
- 自2019年9月起，全球十大网赌正规平台的 staff 和 student boathouse stewards have been growing oysters off the Hodson Boathouse docks, 加入 更广泛的社区努力恢复海湾.
- Our dining hall provides locally-source ingredients whenever possible. In a normal year, between 20–30 percent of food from local sources annually. These foods include eggs, honey, flour, lettuce, beef, tofu, 和 yogurt, among others.
- The college composts food waste twice a week in partnership with an outside vendor
- Our reusable green food container program (affectionately known as “greenies”) saves hundreds of pounds of waste each year compared to disposable container usage.
- 食物恢复:每周一次, student volunteers deliver leftover 和 over-produced foods to The Lighthouse shelter in 安纳波利斯. 每周平均捐款在30到50英镑之间, 和 directly address food insecurity in our community.
- Piloted an environmentally friendly urban tree harvest—removed an expired white oak for later use in campus furniture projects
可持续性 / Environmentally Focused Student Clubs
St. 约翰的大学 works with several local organizations regarding immediate 和 future environmental projects:
- Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Living Shoreline restoration project for 2023
- City of 安纳波利斯 – Bike path connections 和 campus access