Student Action

HWS encourages students to become involved in campus sustainability efforts by providing programs and resources.

EcoRep program

EcoReps are committed student volunteers that work with the Office of Sustainability to improve sustainability practices at HWS. Are you a student interested in making HWS more sustainable? Sign up to be an EcoRep anytime by filling out this quick application. Learn more about the current EcoReps here.

Campus Greens

Campus Greens is the student sustainability club at HWS. They advocate sustainable practices on campus and encourage a healthy, environmentally conscious lifestyle within the HWS community. For more information, see the Campus Greens facebook page.

Sustainable Foods Club

The Sustainable Foods Club is a student club that manages a campus garden and encourages sharing conversations and considerations for local food systems. For more information, see the Sustainable Foods Club facebook page.

Student Research Opportunities

The Carver and DeLaney Family Environmental Studies Endowment seeks to encourage and support student sustainability projects on the Hobart and William Smith campus and in local communities. Grant funding (up to $1000) can be used toward supplies, materials and travel expenses. Students must obtain a staff or faculty project advisor. Awards are determined by the Office of Sustainability, in consultation with the Finger Lakes Institute, Environmental Studies program, and others on campus. Awards are based on criteria such as: anticipated impact on campus and/or local community sustainability efforts, student and project support by advising faculty/staff, and feasibility of the project.
Guidelines for Proposals

Environmental Research Grants support environmental research projects in the amount of $250 - $1,000, which can be used for supplies, materials and travel expenses. Students enrolled in ENV 450 Independent Study or ENV 300/301 Senior Integrative Experience may apply. Early Career students are also encouraged to apply for this fund. Selection will be based on criteria such as: relevance to environmental studies, student motivation, preference to students early in their careers, feasibility of the project and student academic record. The Selection Committee is made up of both students and faculty.
Guidelines for Proposals

The Kloman Fellowship Fund is designed to underwrite Hobart or William Smith student research projects about whales and the natural environment up to $1,000, which may be used for supplies, materials, travel and living expenses. Students work with a faculty sponsor. Selection is determined by the Kloman Fund Selection Committee and is based on criteria such as: relevance to Kloman's interests, student motivation, feasibility of the project and the student's academic record.
Guidelines for Proposals


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.


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.