The Lincoln University Establishes 1,854 Acts Of Green Initiative

Efforts Hopes To Promote Campus-wide Sustainability Efforts


LINCOLN UNIVERSITY — The Lincoln University establishes its 1,854 Acts of Green Initiative on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in recognition of Campus Sustainability Day (CSD), an annual celebration of sustainability in higher education.

Every October, colleges and universities are encouraged to create events to recognize the achievements of, and challenges for, the tens of thousands of students, faculty, and staff working to instill sustainability principles in higher education institutions and their surrounding communities.

“The Lincoln University and its students are committed to making sustainability part of our culture,” said Dr. Robert R. Jennings, president of The Lincoln University.  “The community and the world will soon realize that the Orange & Blue is the new GREEN!”

Lincoln’s new campus wide initiative, based on the university’s founding year of 1854, encourages students, campus organizations and university departments to develop efforts or projects that focus on the three pillars of Sustainability: economic, social and environmental.

During the campaign, each Act of Green will be assigned a number to be included on all promotional materials highlighting it to the campus community. The aim is to have 1,854 Acts of Green completed on this campus by May 2014 in an effort to educate and promote a Green & Sustainable Life.

Students, organizations or departments can request a submission form via email from Kevan Turman at:


Founded in 1854, The Lincoln University (PA) is the FIRST of four Lincoln Universities in the world and is the nation’s FIRST degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU).  The University combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society.  Today, Lincoln, which enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women, possesses an international reputation for preparing and producing world class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the FIRST African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lillian Fishburne, the FIRST African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Langston Hughes, the noted poet, Kwame Nkrumah, the FIRST President of Ghana, Nnamdi Azikiwe, the FIRST President of Nigeria and a myriad of others. 


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