Nashville Post names Lipscomb one of Music City's greenest organizations
By Janel Shoun on 10/5/2010
Lipscomb University has been named one of Music City’s 50 Greenest Companies by Nashville Post magazine. (Online article is available to subscribers here.)
Lipscomb is highlighted in the Post’s September/October edition, now available on newsstands, for its continual efforts to promote sustainability education and sustainable operations in the region.
“Lipscomb is also arguably the leading voice for sustainability practices in the Nashville area from a practitioner level,” stated the Post article. “Through its outreach and example, the private liberal arts college has made going green practical.”
Included along with Lipscomb in the list of the 50 “best of the best of green Nashville businesses” were Bridgestone Americas, Gaylord Entertainment, Waste Management, Nissan NA and Tennessee Valley Authority
The Nashville Post recognized a green business as one that provides goods or services intended to improve the sustainability of their surroundings as well as one that employs sustainable principles in their facilities and practices.
In 2007, Lipscomb University established the Institute for Sustainable Practice, the first academic institute in Middle Tennessee dedicated to sustainability. The institute is designed to advance the practice of sustainability through education, research, training and service to the community and the world.
Since establishing its Institute for Sustainable Practice, Lipscomb University has:
- Opened the gold-level LEED-certified A.M. Burton Health Sciences Building;
- Constructed two facilities using energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling systems;
- Created a green MBA and a Master of Sustainability;
- Established the state’s first business summit on sustainability best practices;
- Opened $21 million worth of green construction;
- Won the Governor’s Award for Environmental Stewardship; and
- Established a monthly sustainability lecture series.
Earlier this year, the Princeton Review, a nationally-known education services company, recognized Lipscomb among the country’s most environmentally-responsible colleges. Lipscomb was the only university in Middle Tennessee to be included in the unique new resource for college applicants - “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges.”