Hamilton's "Green Initiatives"
Hamilton's efforts to establish more "green initiatives" on campus have been recognized by the Hudson Valley College Consortium, an intercollegiate association established to more fully engage its member institutions in the region's environment.
An article on the association's website, "Greening of a Historic Campus: Hamilton College's 'Green Team Approach,'" details Hamilton's greening efforts as described by Steve Bellona, associate vice president for facilities and planning, when he spoke at the Environmental Consortium's 4th annual conference. The article highlight's Hamilton's new Science Center and its many green features. Bellona is quoted as saying that using the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards as a guide for new construction and renovation at Hamilton, "provides the rigor that creates the momentum for the project to succeed."
Renovations of Skenandoa House that include geothermal ground water heating and cooling system and energy efficient lighting, Bon Appetit's Green Cafe and Farm to Fork initiatives and the Hamilton Environmental Action Group (HEAG) activities are also noted in the article.