Water Filling Stations
The C’05 Class Gift is aiming to help Drew’s sustainability efforts. With a goal of $5,000, the class gift will purchase several Elkay water filling stations on campus in support of a proposed campus-wide ban on single-use plastic water bottles. Drew has already begun this process, and this gift will help to add additional stations in the DoYo and in the dorms. This initiative is a priority of President MaryAnn Baenninger and the University Sustainability Committee, and is an important step Drew can take to honor the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.
Check out this map featuring all the water filling stations, green spaces and more on campus!
Campus Sustainability Committee
The Sustainability Committee works to engage the campus on sustainability topics and to create a more sustainable Drew. It has representatives from all three schools. View the committee’s membership.
Below are some of the programs promoting sustainability at Drew.
A bicycle rental program for students to get around campus and downtown using alternative transportation. Simply register for the program and pick up your bicycle and lock! Bicycles are painted yellow with ‘Drew University’ on the frame.
Need a ride? Leave your car at home and take a Prius Zipcar! Located in the Tilghman lot, the cars are available by registering at zipcar.com/drew. Drew Zipcars are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Registration includes gas, maintenance and insurance. Whether you need to pick up groceries, or go for an interview, leave your car at home and grab a Zipcar!
Certified LEED-Silver by the United States Green Building Council
The new residence hall heats and cools the building using geothermal energy. The building utilizes the earth’s consistent 55 degree temperature to more efficiently control the building’s temperature for occupants.
The Environmental Studies and Sustainability Major
The Environmental Studies and Sustainability program provides students with the in-depth knowledge, multidisciplinary perspectives, and critical skills needed to address the complex environmental problems of today and of the future. For more information, visit the ESS website.
Lug a Mug Program
Drew encourages using a reusable mug in place of disposable beverage containers. The Snack Bar (EC) and the Seattle’s Best Coffee Bar (BC) will offer discounts to Drew Community members carrying a reusable mug.