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.




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HWS Water Quality Research Highlighted

The class of '66 reunites for their 50th reunion anniversary.The Auburn Citizen recently featured the water quality-monitoring work in the Finger Lakes region conducted through the Finger Lakes Institute by HWS faculty, staff and students. In July, the Citizen article “Don’t mind us: Finger Lakes Institute…
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Serrano ’15 Discusses Sustainable Food

Serrano Josh 1In an interview with the Clever Cookstr, a podcast devoted to discussing the various areas of the food industry, Joshua Serrano ’15 talks about how he is working to improve…
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Mauch ’17 Joins Bain & Co.

Mauch_Kelly_GraduationNo one could say that Kelly Mauch ’17 does not embrace life with vigor. The recent summa cum laude William Smith graduate already has a resume that would be the…
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Three Awarded Carver & DeLaney Grants

Carver_DelaneyThree HWS students have been awarded grants this spring through the Carver & DeLaney Family Environmental Studies Endowment. Mitchell Beyer ’17, Amanda Bruha ’20 and Madeline Schmitt ’19 have undertaken…
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Senator Helming Discusses Water Infrastructure Investments

Senator HelmingThe Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) at Hobart and William Smith and FLI Director Lisa Cleckner will welcome New York Sen. Pam Helming (R-Canandaigua), New York State Assemblyman Bob Oaks (R-Macedon)…
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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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