Committing to Environmental and economic Health

In an effort to become more environmentally healthy and economically conservative, John Brown University instigated a new, multi-step program to become a more sustainable institution. In addition to becoming a zero landfill campus, the university has implemented programs around campus to reduce the volume usable energy and used material.

Since July 2012, John Brown University's main campus has been a zero landfill institution, a transition that is part of an overall sustainability strategy. John Brown University is believed to be the first university in Arkansas and Oklahoma to have a zero landfill campus. Click here to see how JBU reduces the volume of waste and material.


Reducing Energy

In 2000, John Brown University's campus spanned a total of 511,937 square feet. The university's cost for electricity and gas in 2000 averaged to $1.61 per square foot.

In the past decade, the university campus has increased to 838,944 square feet but the cost of electricity and gas has decreased to $1.38 per square foot.

Since 2000, the university has increased by a total of 327,007 square feet but has decreased its electric/gas usage by $0.23/per square foot.

Electricity/Gas Decrease Projects - 2000-12 list of projects undertaken to decrease the electricity and gas cost of the University.

Reusing Materials

Metal/Batteries/Light bulb/Oil Recycling - 2011-12 list of weight, type and material of all metal, batteries, oil and light bulbs recycled.