Wabash Valley College began planning for sustainability in 2010 with the formation of a committee known as the 255 Initiative. The 255 Initiative has taken on several major projects since its inception: instituting a campus-wide recycling program, the installation of a solar array on a campus building in 2010, converting light sources on campus to LEDs, and upgrading the 10-year-old solar array to a more modern system. The committee is continuously looking for ways to improve campus and reduce the college's carbon footprint.
The 255 Initiative is dedicated to educating the community about WVC's Measure, Identify, and Reduce (M.I.R.) initiatives through campus events aimed at our community members and elementary and secondary school-age children. Further efforts to teach the community about our green initiatives will progress through our advisory committees, freshman orientations, student clubs, and other community outreach and recruitment programs.
As part of our efforts to educate our community about our sustainability efforts, we invite our community members to take a look at the metrics from our new solar array. These metrics detail how much power is being produced, the amount of CO2 emissions that have been reduced, and the equivalent number of trees planted.