DRIVING DOWN ENERGY COSTS WITH ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS APPROACHES
Wilson College is an independent college with a proud history of educating women since 1869 through rigorous study of the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Wilson’s mission includes women and men enrolling in adult degree and graduate programs. Guided by the Honor Principle and distinguished by a commitment to transformative student growth, Wilson prepares all its graduates for fulfilling lives and professions, ethical leadership, and humane stewardship of their communities and the world.
Wilson’s 300 acre campus serves as a laboratory of environmental stewardship for students that includes a 100-acre Equestrian Center, the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living (FCSL) and 80-acre organic Fulton Farm, and 34 campus buildings totaling nearly 600,000 square feet. The Conococheague Creek, extensive meadows, greens, and an arboretum create a spacious and harmonious environment for learning about and managing significant stewardship challenges.
Wilson’s Commitment to sustainability is longstanding, having begun in 1996 with the establishment of the Richard Alsina Fulton Center for Sustainable Living through a generous endowment from alumna Susan Breakefield Fulton. The Fulton Center’s programs and outreach address three aspects of sustainability: 1) Environmental Sustainability: Promoting the long-term resilience of ecosystem components and functions for future generations, while meeting the needs of present societies; 2) Cultural Sustainability: Respecting cultural and historical heritage to ensure the lasting quality of life; and 3) Economic Sustainability: Recognizing that stewardship of our people, planet, and prosperity are critical to the resilience of individuals, enterprises and communities.