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We are the heart and soul of sustainability,

where humanity and nature connect.

Our Sustainability Strategy

A sustainable world is a diverse, safe, healthy, and just world for all planetary life while living within a thriving environment that is ecologically viable over the long term. The College of the Liberal Arts Sustainability Council has three tenets of focus that help the College achieve this goal.  

Resources that facilitate each of these efforts can be found through our Events or Opportunities pages and on the pages for research, education, and involvement

Events and Opportunities

Monday, August 9 through Thursday, August 11
Starts 9:00 am
102 Weaver Building, University Park.
Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Sustainability Council + The Sustainability Institute Join a workshop to develop sustainability course-work focused on integrating ethical dialogue and systems and temporal thinking into your courses. Outcomes: Understand and develop a commonlanguage for sustainability competencies; Connect them to your disciplines and coursework; Explorehow Penn State’s courses, research, campuses, and facilities...
August 18
9am - 11am
Dr. Keiko Miwa Ross Student Farm Big Hollow Road, State College, PA
If you’re interested in teaching about or doing research with the Student Farm, we invite you to join us on Thursday, August 18 from 9-11am to meet our staff, check out the farm’s features, enjoy coffee and farm-fresh snacks and talk about how your courses could engage with the farm this year. There is no RSVP required and you can stop...
September 7, 2022
7pm - 8pm EST
HUB-Robeson Center's Freeman Auditorium
Join the Sustainability Institute, WPSU, and the Penn State Water Council for the kickoff film for the 2022-23 Intersections film program. Our first film will be part of our Soundings water film series and is Al Monelli’s Agnes 50: Life After the Flood. 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes, at the time the most destructive hurricane in U.S....
September 15, 2022
5pm - 8pm EST
Ross Student Farm at University Park
Mark your calendar! Our 7th annual Harvest Fest will be held on Thursday, September 15 from 5-8pm on the Ross Student Farm. Join us for fresh food and fun activities to celebrate the season. Stay tuned for more information!

For more events sortable by topic area, please visit the Events page or calendar view. University events can be found on the Sustainability Institute’s calendar of events. For additional information on upcoming opportunities, please visit the Opportunities page.