Davidson College invites public to sustainability celebration Feb. 13

Davidson College invites the public to join President Carol Quillen and other college leaders at an event recognizing Davidson’s accomplishments in its efforts to achieve carbon neutrality.

The “Solar Celebration” is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the C. Shaw Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union. There is no charge to attend. For more information call 704-894-2388 or email aldulin@davidson.edu.

President Quillen and David Holthouser, director of facilities, will speak about Davidson’s most recent sustainability initiative, the installation of solar panels on the roof of the Baker Sports Complex. Holthouser will describe the project and reflect on Davidson’s past, present and future efforts toward sustainability.

President Quillen will address the importance of sustainability, and will re-sign the American Colleges and Universities Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) which was originally signed on Davidson College’s behalf in 2007 by former president Tom Ross. Quillen’s signature will also demonstrate the college’s support of its own Climate Action Plan, which is designed to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,900 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C. Since its establishment in 1837 by Presbyterians, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Through The Davidson Trust, the college became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages, giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Davidson competes in NCAA athletics at the Division I level, and a longstanding Honor Code is central to student life at the college.