Efficient Low-Flow Fixtures

As part of our 2012 Efficiency Project, Colby-Sawyer installed new fixtures in 31 buildings, which reduced water consumption across campus by 23.3% in just one year. Read more...

Excess Runoff Converted into a Permaculture Wetland

The wetland area of the Sustainable Living Laboratory, designed by Garrett Dunnells '16, uses native, moisture-loving species and a hugelkultur feature to absorb and treat the water running off of the library roof. Read more....

Chemical-Free Zone

Colby-Sawyer fertilizes its permaculture garden with organic materials to ensure the safety of all who come into contact with the plants; including our very small Windy Hill friends who explore the garden regularly. Read more...

Permaculture Garden

Our Sustainable Living Laboratory provides students with the opportunity to experience permaculture in action by designing environmentally-friendly agricultural and human systems, and learning about finding the right plants for the right place. Read more...