Randolph College boosting sustainability efforts with new partnership

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- In Lynchburg, one college is growing its “go green” efforts through a new partnership.

Randolph College is now working with Lynchburg Grows – a nonprofit organic farm.

The college will compost all their unused food waste in an effort to step up their sustainability efforts.

Organizers say the new partnership is environmentally and financially positive. “Reducing our waste will reduce our carbon footprint and then it also is cheaper for the college because we have to pay to have our waste taken away, so if we can reduce our waste and give it to Lynchburg Grows, it’s just a win-win," explained Sara Woodward, the school's sustainability coordinator.

Just in the last six months, Randolph College was ranked 16th in the nation for their recycling efforts.