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Ancilla is Going Green

Creating an Environmentally Friendly Campus

At Ancilla, we feel a deep need to be good stewards of the Earth. That means doing what we can to reduce our contributions to air pollution and other harmful practices. The Poor Handmaids at The Center at Donaldson created a three-phase plan to make Ancilla College a more efficient, sustainable campus.

Ancilla’s Three-Phase Plan of Eco-Friendly Initiatives

During phase one, we created a plan to become a more environmentally friendly and sustainable campus. In Phase 2, we aimed to use more sustainable power sources for campus energy and transportation.

This goal led to three objectives.

1. Powering Campus with Sustainable Solar Energy

75% of electricity fueling Ancilla’s Residence Halls and college classrooms will be sourced from more than 1,500 solar panels on campus. This cuts the amount of electricity that we use in half — reducing our use from the equivalent of 120 houses daily to 60 houses daily! 

2. Providing New, Eco-Friendly Transportation

Ancilla employees do a lot of traveling to regional and state-wide events. That’s why need sought out more sustainable transportation. We have two electric vehicles that faculty and staff can use for business trips. We’re also currently working on getting the Honda Clarity (pictured above) with a new car wrap.

3. Charging Electric Cars on Campus

Along with our electric cars, we’ve added two charging stations to campus that other electric car owners can use. Read the full story of a few travelers who found our stations useful.

Here at Ancilla College, we want to be good stewards of the world around us. Because of this, we have made strides to make our campus as environmentally friendly as possible. Day by day, we strive to be better users of planet earth. 

Blue + Yellow = Green


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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