Students in the new Le Shana Residence Hall (pictured) live in an earth-friendly home. Completed two years ago, the three-story apartment building was designed and built green — from drywall made of recycled materials, to low-flow plumbing fixtures, to a north-south orientation that uses prevailing wind patterns to enhance natural ventilation.
George Fox has furthered its new commitment to sustainability on the campus by adding creation care to its seven initiatives in the developing strategic plan. Among the tactics will be reducing George Fox’s carbon footprint by 10 percent by 2015. The engineering department recently conducted a study of the university’s carbon footprint, which will provide a basis for measurement. Read more about this strategic plan initiative and others in the next Journal.