CEEDS knows that Smith women are passionate about creative thinking and integrative environmental decision making. Each day on campus students engage with the world around them; whether it is leading an initiative to educate peers about the benefits of energy conservation or conducting original research under the guidance of a faculty advisor, students here do it all. CEEDS helps by sponsoring integrative projects; educating students about curricular pathways; supporting student-led initiatives; and teaching environmental concentrations.
Sponsoring Integrative Projects
A key activity of CEEDS is to sponsor integrative projects that put students on the front lines of environmental decision making and action. Students work closely with faculty to identify an area of interest that will achieve their own academic goals while also benefiting the greater community.
Current projects include:
- Ecosystem Services & Hydrologic Modeling
- American Chestnut
- Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
- Avery Brook Watershed
Educating Students About Curricular Pathways
Are you an engineer who is passionate about water issues? A dancer interested in the ways a surrounding environment informs movement? CEEDS faculty and staff help students successfully combine their many passions into a concentrated area of study.
Supporting Student-Led Initiatives
CEEDS supports students working on various green inititatives across campus. Whether advertising their events or offering our physcial space for their use, CEEDS helps students to achieve their green goals. We work closely with the Smith Community Garden, the Bike Kitchen, and the Green Team and are happy to help others in their goals of increasing sustainability on campus.
Teaching Environmental Concentrations
One of the many things that makes Smith unique is that in addition to majors and minors, we offer students the option to participate in a concentration. Concentrations offer more flexibility than a minor, involve practical experience and students can pursue them alongside a minor or a second major. In fall 2011, we started the Environmental Concentration in Sustainable Food. We launched our second concentration in Climate Change in fall 2014. Visit our webpage to find out how you can be involved!