YEAR IN REVIEW
Expanding Meredith's Global Reach
Thinking Green at Meredith
Raising Meredith's Profile
Excellence in Women's Leadership
Special Guest Speakers
"Sustaining Our Environment," the campus theme for 2008-09, put the spotlight on Meredith’s efforts to support environmental sustainability on campus and beyond. A major accomplishment in this area in 2009 was the adoption of a "Greenprint" sustainability plan, which was developed using input from students, faculty and staff. Goals of the plan include weaving sustainability into the curriculum where applicable; minimizing the amount of waste generated by the campus; and using sustainability to inform financial decisions on campus. In Fall 2009, every student in Meredith's First-Year Experience class had an opportunity to plant a tree, resulting in more than 350 new trees being added to the campus landscape. The College also received a grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Foundation to support energy conservation and planning. In 2010, the $148,000 grant will fund a comprehensive energy audit to identify energy conservation measures campus-wide; partially fund an energy manager position to oversee the College’s energy conservation initiatives; and support the installation of a sub-metering system to record electric consumption and demand for select campus buildings.