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Sustainability at Carthage

Landscape and Grounds

Carthage’s 80-acre campus is an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. The general public is invited to tour the Alice Moody Chapin Arboretum and Phil Sanders Audubon Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary during the daylight hours.

  • The College plants about 20 new trees per year from a variety of species. Special attention is paid to biodiversity to safeguard against disease.
  • Tree and branch debris are chipped into mulch, which is then used on walkways in the Nature Center and elsewhere on campus.
  • The College has a composting center for campus leaves. Compost will be offered to faculty and staff this spring.
  • Sidewalks are pretreated to reduce salt use during winter.
  • The campus is currently testing the use of LED street lighting in selected areas.
  • The artificial turf on Art Keller Field is 50 percent recycled content.