SUSTAINABILITY

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.




NEWS

Thiim ’17: Sustainability in Peace Corps

Thiim_Christian_PC2This 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…
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HWS Named Tree Campus for Fifth Year

Campus_3For 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…
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Meat and Greet

Meat_Greet2In 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.…
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Gearan Center Earns LEED Gold

GPAC_Winter_1A 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…
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Bruha to Attend Youth Climate Summit in Sri Lanka

Youth_for_ClimateAmanda 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…
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Sustainable Purchasing and Practices

Green Room Certification tells HWS students all the ways they can live a more sustainable lifestyle while on campus and in Geneva.


Contact

If you have any questions or comments about sustainability initiatives at HWS please feel free to contact us at sustainability@hws.edu or (315) 781-4380.


Awards

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.

 

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