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 Opens 2nd Solar Farm Site

Drennen at Solar Farm-0263Hobart and William Smith are continuing efforts to enhance sustainability and achieve climate neutrality with the opening of the second of two local solar farms that together are generating up…
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HWS Earns National Arbor Day Foundation Honor

Tree_CampusRecognized for enhancing engagement around conservation and promoting a campus of healthy trees, Hobart and William Smith have been designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for…
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Recycle E-Waste on Campus Following Spring Break

Recyclemania_1Just months after signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in 2007, Hobart and William Smith Colleges began participating in RecycleMania, a nationwide competition between colleges and universities…
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Second ‘Meat’ and Greet Planned

Meat_Greet2In conjunction with Hobart and William Smith Colleges, several local farmers and prominent Finger Lakes chefs will stage the second annual Meat and Greet Farmer and Chef Fair.  Consumers, chefs,…
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Community Garden Training Program Seeks Volunteers

Day of Service 10-15-16Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County – through the Growing Geneva Together Community Garden Coalition (GGTCG) – are seeking people to become volunteer garden…
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EcoRep Application

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) 781-3676.


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.

 

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.