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A Culture of Care

Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of November 23, 2020,
for the spring 2021 semester.

Sustainable Smith

Students collecting sap from a tree

In 1886, Florence Merriam Bailey, a student concerned about the plight of birds, started the Smith College Audubon Society and began weaving the fabric of sustainability at Smith that can now be found across all aspects of the college—in academics, operations, research and student life. Smith prepares women through active learning and societal engagement to foster and lead sustainable, just communities and to make significant and lasting contributions to address the critical issues of the times. Like Florence, students are frequently at the heart of sustainability issues on campus. You’ll find their stories throughout these pages.


Call for Submissions: Elsewhere—An Arts Afield Community Art Project

Arts Afield invites all members of the Smith community (students, alumnae, staff and faculty) to submit place-based creative work for Elsewhere, an online exhibition launching on January 4. Find more details in this document and email artsafield@smith.edu with any questions.

 

35 faculty members are engaged in sustainability research; 52% of academic departments are engaged in sustainability research; 73 courses include sustainability

 

 


Sustainability News

Building Connections to Nature

How do you take your class on a science field trip when your students are living all over the world? Marney Pratt, a laboratory instructor in biological sciences, came up with a semester-long project designed to help students become skillful observers and feel more connected to the natural world—no matter their location.

Integrating Topics of the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability Across All Disciplines

Each year, the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability (CEEDS) invites faculty and faculty teams in any discipline to submit proposals to develop a new course or modify an existing course that will support the Center’s goal of integrating knowledge across disciplines, in support of environmental decisions and action.

Centering Justice in Environmental Issues: A Young Alum's Journey

Blythe Coleman-Mumford’s (’17) current job at Partnership for Southern Equity as the just energy coordinator is emblematic of her engagements during her time at Smith.

Advocate for Climate Action

A young policymaker’s guide to fighting climate change.

‘The Life Cycle of Dining’: Reducing Carbon Emissions

For four members of the class of 2020, a senior capstone research project has led to a prestigious award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Natalie Baillargeon '21 and Storm Lewis '21 receive Honorable Mention for prestigous 2020 Udall Foundation Scholarship

Two Smith College students, Natalie Baillargeon '21 and Storm Lewis '21, were named Honorable Mention recipients for the 2020 Udall Foundation Scholarship.

Larissa Holland ’20: ‘I’m One Person ... There’s a Lot I Can Do’

Larissa Holland ’20 always had a passion for the environment. In her four years at Smith, she developed the confidence and critical skills to turn her natural enthusiasm into a career fighting for climate justice.

Look Up from Your Carbon Footprint

Individual efforts matter, but to move the needle we need to change systems and policies.

Farm-to-Smith Eating

Smith is on the leading edge of sustainability initiatives in college and university dining.

Goal: Net Zero

From solar power to ground-source heat exchange technology, Smith is forging a path to carbon neutrality.

Contact

CEEDS

Wright Hall 005
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-3352
Fax: 413-585-3333
Email: ceeds@smith.edu