Lipscomb Goes Green

Green Honors    

Lipscomb University has been named by the Nashville Post as one of Middle Tennessee's 50 Eco-friendly leaders, for the second year in a row. (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. More...

Nashville Post names Lipscomb one of Music City's greenest organizations
Lipscomb University has been named one of Music City’s 50 Greenest Companies by Nashville Post magazine. “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.” 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. More...

Green Academics 

ISP students tour sustainability sites in Vermont
What if you could travel to a land of visionary leaders, enjoy majestic views of a great inland lake, walk across the fingerprints of an ancient glacier etched on the rocks of a deep gorge and eat fresh cheese and Chunk Monkey ice cream - all in one week? Graduate and undergraduate students from the Institute for Sustainable Practice (ISP) experiences all that and more during the "Roots of Sustainability" tour of Vermont July 9-14. More... 

Institute for Sustainable Practice announces three new bachelor's degrees
Lipscomb University's sustainability institute is introducing three new bachelor's degrees in fall 2011 in high-demand career areas: conservation and sustainable ecology, environmental management and technology and sustainability. More...

University named affiliate of Biomimicry Institute, leader in emerging field of biomimicry
Lipscomb University has been named the second university in the nation to affiliate with the Biomimicry Institute, a Montana-based not-for-profit established by science writer and consultant Janine Benyus, who touched off worldwide interest in biomimicry with the 1997 publication of her book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. More...

Green Construction

James D. Hughes Center for art and engineering built with green construction
The latest green construction project on campus is the James D. Hughes Center, a new 25,300-square-foot arts and engineering building that marks the beginning of a new phase of Lipscomb development. The three-story building was constructed using green methods and materials. More...

More on LEED construction on campus

More on green construction on campus

Green Campus

Lipscomb and Enterprise Rent-A-Car launch WeCar car-sharing program
Lipscomb University and WeCar, a car-sharing program by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, have partnered to provide a cost-effective and convenient transportation solution to students, faculty and staff who enroll in the program. More...

The Green Leadership Awards trophies were designed by Pat Matranga of Matranga Wood, and are made of native woods with no varnish

Green Community

2010 Green Business Summit
From hybrid bikes to worm droppings, the third annual Green Business Summit held by the Institute for Sustainable Practice, had a little something for everyone. The summit, themed “Waypoints on the Journey,” drew hundreds of businesspeople to campus to discuss the successes of and obstacles to “going green” in the business world today. More...

2010 Sustainability Lecture Series 
The Institute for Sustainable Practice has established a monthly lecture series to explore the conservation legacy of Phil Bredesen's gubernatorial administration. State officials from various areas will speak each month and near the end of the series, a special summary of lecture observations will be documented in a summary report tentatively entitled: "A Green Paper: Lessons Learned for Conservation and Prosperity in Tennessee.” More...

2010 Green Leadership Awards
The Green Business Summit at Lipscomb University announces the first annual Green Business Leadership Awards, presented by Waste Management, to recognize businesses, individuals and organizations demonstrating exceptional leadership in sustainable business practices. More…

Green K-12

Third graders help coordinate one-stop drop-off for green-minded consumers on Nov. 15
As part of an annual study of earth science issues, the David Lipscomb Elementary School third graders are studying this month the negative effects of medications that get into landfills and the water supply. The students will cap off their study by coordinating a household and e-waste collection on Tuesday, Nov. 15, America Recycles day, at the elementary school. More...

David Lipscomb Elementary collects more than 10,000 pounds of household waste at collection
In its third annual household waste collection, David Lipscomb Elementary School students collected more than 10,000 pounds of electronic waste, 1 ton of newspaper and 6,000 pharmaceutical pills, among other things. More...