Edible Forest Garden

Edible Forest Gardens are perennial polycultures of useful plants, cultivated in a multi-layered, forest-type environment modeled after natural ecosystems. These gardens require little maintenance and are high-yielding with a variety of products, such as food plants, medicinals, fertilizer, and more.


EcoGreen 100% Recycled Toilet Paper

Evergreen State College Professor Examines Global Warming Influence on the Wet Tropics

Evergreen Professor Jack Longino joined a team of researchers in publishing a report in the October 9 issue of Science. The article, Global Warming, Elevational Range Shifts, and Lowland Biotic Attrition in the Wet Tropics examines the impact of global warming in the wet tropics – an area encompassing a large fraction of the planet. The authors study new data on plants and insects, evaluating projections for global warming and what this will mean for species.

New e2Campus Signup for WEATHER and EMERGENCY Text Message and Email Alerts

The Evergreen State College has recently adopted the e2Campus emergency notification system that enables the school to send urgent news via text-messaging to your cell phone and/or email.

The service is available to all current students, faculty and staff of The Evergreen State College.

Cleaning Products

RAD Services and Facilities use green products when we clean because they are economic, effective, and non-toxic. We encourage students to do the same. Two ways you can do this are in selecting environmentally-friendly cleaning products and collaboratively purchasing them with those around you to reduce consumption and waste. You can also make your own cleaning products in small batches from common household items. Some simple recipes are listed below.

Resources for determining which cleaners are really 'green'

Commercial Composting

A campus waste audit conducted by students estimated that half of Evergreen's landfill waste is compostable.

Free Store

Everyone in the Evergreen community is familiar with the three R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle) but “reuse” is frequently the one least utilized. The Free Store is helping to change that.  Operated by volunteers from the Sustainability House and other students, the Free Store is located in the Housing Community Center. Items often donated and available for free include clothing, books, CDs, kitchen utensils, and shoes, but include much more!

RAD Sustainability

Featured Sustainability Initiative: Sustainability Community

Living a Greener Life

Minimizing our impact on the environment and addressing social and economic injustices is a big part of our sustainability initiatives in RAD Services. The links below provide more information and resources for students and community members interested in learning how RAD is becoming less unsustainable.

Evergreen Gallery at The Evergreen State College Presents Environmental Artist Basia Irland

Evergreen Gallery at The Evergreen State College is sponsoring a project by environmental artist Basia Irland. The artist will be on campus October 21-27 to talk about her art and encourage people to participate in her project 'A Gathering of Waters.' The grass-roots participatory project about the Nisqually River connects people and focuses attention on finding ways to protect and honor our rivers. Irland’s illustrated lectures will be Tuesday October 21, 4 pm in Lecture Hall 1 and Wednesday October 22, 10 am in the Recital Hall, Communications Building.

Contact Us

Scott L. Elliott
Associate Director, Office of Financial Aid & Student Employment
Library Building, 1st Floor, Room 1102
(360) 867-5521
Email: elliotts@evergreen.edu