Environmental sustainability is a core value at HWS. With a unique program that allows our students and faculty to use the physical campus as a laboratory to explore environmental impact mitigation strategies, the HWS Sustainability Program enables and encourages students to link classroom learning to real world application; that plays a direct role in the environmental performance of the Colleges. And, with a campus situated in a unique setting on the edge of a small city, a few blocks from vast agricultural lands and on the shores of one of the deepest lakes in the United States, the applied sustainability opportunities are endless and act as micro-examples of issues beyond the Colleges, City of Geneva and upstate region providing a global element essential to addressing the complex environmental issues of the 21st century.
Thiim ’17: Sustainability in Peace Corps
This year, Christian Thiim ’17, an environmental studies and political science double major, will take his background in sustainability with him to Panama, where he will serve as a sustainable…
HWS Named Tree Campus for Fifth Year
For the fifth consecutive year, Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The national award honors colleges and universities and…
Meat and Greet
In conjunction with HWS, several local farmers and prominent Finger Lakes chefs will stage the Meat and Greet Farmer and Chef Fair to raise awareness of local and sustainable meat.…
Gearan Center Earns LEED Gold
A testament to the Colleges’ longstanding commitment to sustainability and environmental leadership, the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts has earned LEED Gold from the U.S. Green Building Council, making…
Bruha to Attend Youth Climate Summit in Sri Lanka
Amanda Bruha ’20 will attend the first Sri Lanka Youth Climate Summit, to be held in the island nation from Jan. 20-22. Bruha is traveling under the auspices of The…
Green Room Certification tells HWS students all the ways they can live a more sustainable lifestyle while on campus and in Geneva.
If you have any questions or comments about sustainability initiatives at HWS please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or (315) 781-4380.
In 2015, HWS ranked No. 53 of 153 schools who reported to Sierra's "Cool Schools" list, earning the highest possible rating in the categories for co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives, as well as innovation in sustainability.