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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

Thomas '15 Explores the Environment in South America

Through the United Planet's Environmental Quest program and the Padnos Family International Internship/Research Travel Award, Chavon Thomas '15 immersed herself in environmental sustainability projects and youth education in rural Ecuador during 2014-15 winter break. A women's studies major with a concentration in eco-feminism and health, and a Writing Colleague and public policy minor, Thomas sp...  More >>

HWS Students Join C2C Network

Three HWS students recently participated in a national conference based on environmental leadership. The C2C Fellows Network at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy is a nationally-competitive program for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to leadership positions in sustainable politics and business. Perry Fennell '15, Kristin Cronmiller '15 and Rachel Newcomb '15 recently attended ...  More >>

HWS Named a 2014 Tree Campus

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been named a 2014 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota. This is the third consecutive year that the Colleges have obtained the recognition. Tree Campus USA is a national program that was launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota to honor colleges and universities for their leadership promoting healthy trees and engaging studen...  More >>

Sustainable Community Development Series

The fourth annual Community Development Speaker Series will bring local and national presenters to Hobart and William Smith Colleges to discuss innovations and advances in sustainable development in the Finger Lakes. “We have some key people, locally and nationally, who have some interesting thoughts about sustainability, and we are bringing these people to campus to inform the HWS community and ...  More >>

Yellen to Receive HWS Blackwell Award

Dr. Janet L. Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will be awarded the prestigious Elizabeth Blackwell Award by Hobart and William Smith Colleges during a ceremony at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 22. The appointment of Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve in February 2014 made her the first woman ever to hold the central bank's ...  More >>


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GREEN ROOM CERT

Green Room Certification is a quick and easy way to learn about sustainability and how to be more sustainable at HWS. Take the GRCertification online, meet an EcoRep, and be entered to win a prize for your floor/house.


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.