We believe campus should be treated as a living learning laboratory to provide hands-on learning opportunities. Students can get involved with sustainability through our Student Sustainability Working Groups, campus garden, student clubs and organizations, and living in our Sustainability House.
Our Student Sustainability Working Groups are managed through the Office of Sustainability and meant to provide opportunities for students to learn about sustainability through a semester long project focused on a topic within sustainability. There are working groups dedicated to energy, waste, food, campus landscape, marketing and communications, and special projects. Examples of projects include a waste audit to help design new recycling signs, the energy efficiency of mini-fridges used on campus, and a sustainable food fair, highlighting food producers that have embraced sustainability in their operations.
Our environmentally focused student clubs and organizations include:
- Animal Club
- Beekeeping Club
- Community Food Action Team
- Geo Club
In addition, we have a themed housing option called the Sustainability House. Sophomores, juniors, or seniors can select to live in this house with other sustainability minded students. The residents of the Sustainability House undertake a yearlong sustainability project to further enhance the sustainability efforts of campus.