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HWS Food Week Set for October

After the success of last year's HWS Food Day celebrations, the Finger Lakes Institute, in collaboration with several other HWS and community organizations, has expanded the one-day national event to include an entire weeks' worth of food-themed activities on campus. Set to run throughout the week of Oct. 17 to 24, HWS Food Week will focus on this year's national Food Day theme of food access and...  More >>

Students Design Bike Route

Hoping to draw more visitors to an area already rich with history and natural beauty, five HWS students are working in conjunction with the Finger Lakes Institute this summer to design three different bike routes for Sampson State Park. The routes will give walkers and cyclists different cell-phone tours of the 2,000- acre park on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake. Cari Varner, program manager for...  More >>

FLI to Host Harmful Algal Blooms Talk

The Finger Lakes Institute at HWS will host a discussion on blue-green algae, the cause of the recent drinking water ban that affected hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio and Michigan. Measurable amounts of similary types of toxins were found in Honeoye and Owasco Lake samples in recent years. "The HABs and HAB Nots - Impact of the Built Environment on Blue-green Algal Growth and Harmful Alga...  More >>

FLI Summer Sustainability Interns

Mary McLoughlin '15 and Cameron Benoit '16 are spending the summer working as sustainability interns for the Finger Lakes Institute. Each is focusing on a different area of sustainability at the Colleges, from preparing the Eco Representatives to change student habits for a lifetime to working to curb greenhouse gases institutionally. Their internships are funded by the Office of Sustainability ...  More >>

Sustainability Issues Discussed in Geneva

The Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center (GNRC) hosted the first of five focus groups for the City of Geneva Parks Master Plan on June 19. The discussion for the focus group was based around sustainability, and was facilitated by five interns from the Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Finger Lakes Institute Community Design Center, Stacey Davis ‘15, Caroline Demeter ‘15, Jordan Mueller ‘15, Shani...  More >>


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