About Redlands

Green College

Redlands is a green campus

At the University of Redlands, we encourage you to become a better citizen of your community and your world—and we lead by example, teaching and demonstrating our commitment to environmental responsibility every day.

Green buildings

University goes Gold (LEED)—Center for the Arts

University goes Silver (LEED)—Lewis Hall

Green Residence—Merriam Hall

Cogeneration Plant

Redlands cogeneration and chiller plant enables the University to produce a majority of its own energy, as well as heating and cooling for a third of the buildings on campus.

Recycling & Annual Recycling Day

At Redlands, recycling is a way of life.

Food service provider Bon Appetit’s sustainable food initiatives

Farm-to-Fork, Eat Local Challenge, Marine Stewardship Council Sustainable Seafood, Fair Trade, Low Carbon Diet Calculator, Cage-Free Eggs, Crate-Free Pork.

SURF—Sustainable University of Redlands Farm

The Sustainable University of Redlands Farm (SURF) is a natural farm in its beginning stages, including a Campus Community Garden.

Programs of Study

Other Initiatives

  • Proposals launched for infusing sustainability across the curriculum and developing a minor in Sustainability Studies
  • Named a "Green College" by the Princeton Review '10, '11 
  • Named a  Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation
    '09, '10, '11, '12, '13
  • A charter signatory of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment



The University has a long tradition of encouraging and supporting study abroad.

More than 47 percent of Redlands undergraduates participate in study abroad programs.

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