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Could we power the campus with renewable energy? Which renewable energy source is most feasible? 

These questions and more inform the college's actions towards reducing our climate impacts. Earlham is currently engaged with Performance Services, a consulting firm in Indianapolis, to reduce our energy usage on campus and study the feasibility producing renewable energy on college-owned land.

Earlham has also undertaken an energy savings project that will reduce energy consumption by 25% by upgrading campus lighting, water fixtures, heating, ventilation, and cooling sytems.  This project was a $3.5 million investment made by the Board of Directors that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions on campus by 3,500 metric tons and water usage by 3 million gallons per year.  The project will pay for itself in 8 years through cost-savings.  Read more about this project here.


The college is also engaging in significant steps to reduce energy usage across campus through behavioral change initiatives like our annual Energy Wars dorm competition.

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.