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Sustainability at Knox College

field trip to Green Oaks

We at Knox College recognize that our actions have the potential for positive change, both at the local and global level. We define sustainability broadly as the intersection of social equity, environmental stewardship, and economic vitality. We promote the integration of sustainability into all aspects of our curriculum, operations, planning, and community outreach. We at Knox accept our responsibility to be a leader on local and global sustainability issues in order to preserve the environment and people of our planet.

Green Fee

Student Sustainability Fund
Have an idea to make Knox more sustainable? Apply to the Student Senate to fund your project.

Get Involved

Student Organizations
Knox has many student organizations related to sustainability and many ways to get involved.


Academics & Research
Sustainability is found across the curriculum in many departments and research projects.

Environmentally FriendlyGet Involved
Tips on reducing your carbon footprint in your residence hall room, on campus, and in the community.

Recycling at KnoxReduce, Reuse, & Recycle
How to reduce waste sent to the landfill and increase composting, reuse, and recycling.

Green Projects

Sustainability Projects
See Knox's list of past, present, and current projects to incrase sustainability.

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