Sustainability initiatives at Denison University have made some great strides this summer. The college announces that two electric vehicle charging stations have been installed in the parking garage. The charging stations are the first publicly available stations in Granville and provide free charging options for owners of electric vehicles. In addition, Tesla has selected the Granville Inn, which is owned by Denison, as a destination charging location.
“Our hope is that the EV stations will pave the way for Denison to begin moving its fleet to all electric in the coming years,” said Jeremy King, the college’s sustainability coordinator. “We also are proud that the Granville Inn was chosen as a destination charging location by Tesla. These stations support our commitment to clean renewable energy.”
In addition, Denison’s campus arboretum is now accredited, having achieved Level I Accreditation from the Morton Arboretum’s ArbNet program. “The college has been working hard over the last few years to maintain its iconic treescape and increase the educational value of the trees on campus,” said King. “We’re thrilled with the recognition of this work by Morton Arboretum.”
In 1916, the famed landscape architectural firm of Frederick Law Olmsted Sons, whose founder was the designer of New York City’s Central Park, produced an innovative design for Denison. Beautiful trees have always been at the heart of that landscape. In 2010, Denison created an arboretum in the center of campus for the enjoyment of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Many of the iconic trees on our grounds have been designated for the Denison Arboretum, and featured on the arboretum's interactive website, which now contains more than 60 trees and highlights a number of Ohio native species.