Sustainability at Bryn Mawr

“Bryn Mawr College affirms the importance of prioritizing sustainability efforts, reducing our carbon footprint, and above all, educating generations of students so they may make positive change in an interdependent world.” — Bryn Mawr College Climate Action Plan

As interest in the environment and preserving our beautiful planet continues to grow, Bryn Mawr College has committed to environmental sustainability. We approach sustainability with the innovative thinking Bryn Mawr is known for. We recognize that sustainability is an issue of social justice, and as such is vital to our goals as a socially responsible institution.

As part of our ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, in 2022 we completed our most recent update of the College's Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The report acknowledges the College's continued efforts to reach carbon neutrality by 2035. Since FY 2015, the College has received credit for purchased REC's for 100 percent of its electricity purchases. 

Tree Campus USA

Awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation

Bryn Mawr College STARS Silver Rating

STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Local Sourcing, Recycling, Business Practices, and More!

Read about how sustainability is a core commitment for Bryn Mawr College Dining Services.