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 tenants of focus that help the College achieve this goal.  


We are committed to an integration of sustainability into the educational and career development experience of Liberal Arts students both inside and outside the classroom.


We are supporting, bringing attention to, and advancing sustainability-focused research within the College by bringing in scholars and creating labs with a sustainability focus.


We provide recommendations for how the College can responsibly use natural resources, care for the planet, and work with efforts led by the Sustainability Institute.

Resources that facilitate each of these efforts can be found through our News and Events and on the pages for our faculty, staff, and students

May 11, 2021
2:00 PM
Since the Covid pandemic, wellbeing has become a priority topic in many realms. We have struggled with our physical, psychological and social wellbeing during periods of ‘lockdown’. This has led us to value nature more keenly – our greenspaces and our blue spaces, and to dream of our ideal holidays one day soon. Let us...
Thursday, May 6
4:00 p.m.
ABSTRACT: Should social and political values influence how climate scientists choose among models, analyze data and reach conclusions? We might think not, but recently a number of philosophers have argued that such value influence can be entirely appropriate. I will suggest a re-framing of this value influence, which makes it seem less radical. Wendy Parker...
May 8.2021
2:00 to 3:30 EST
HHS OFFICE OF MINORITY HEALTH HOSTS ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSION  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), the National Park Service (NPS), and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) will host a virtual panel discussion on Saturday,...

For a full list of events, please visit the News and Events page. University events can be found on the Sustainability Institute’s calendar of events.