Earthbound is a student organization with a primary purpose of educating the college community on environmental topics. Its motto is "Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, Reject, Replant." You can find out more about Earthbound in the Colket Center. Contact for more information.

RC Electric

RC Electric is a student organization exploring alternative energy sources and especially electricity as an alternative to gasoline.  Their current project is the restoration of a 1939 Pontiac with conversion from gas to electric power.  Now that is really a Classic for Tomorrow.  More information.


Greening Roanoke College's campus

Greening Roanoke College's campus

“One of the most important aspects of going green is simply the amount of energy that will be saved,” says Cassandra Lord ’10. “This is not only good for the environment, but it is also something that will be monetarily beneficial in the long run.”

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"When I researched various options for college, Roanoke's environmental program was light years ahead of what other schools offered. The professors were wonderful. So much of my time was spent outdoors; it really opened up my mind for different ways of learning."

-Whitney Sorge, Park Ranger, Kerr Lake State Recreation Area


Classic Conversion: Roanoke students transform 1939 Pontiac into electric-powered vehicle

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