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Year on Climate Change

Illustration showing three students engaged in different sustainable activities

The Year on Climate Change is a college-wide initiative to critically examine the complex and urgent issue of climate change. As a college of and for the world, this program is an invitation to the entire Smith community, no matter your background or passion, to engage in a manner that is uniquely liberal arts—through deep and authentic collaboration, critical thinking, listening and action. All students, staff, faculty and alumnae are encouraged and invited to create and attend events throughout the year.

News

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.

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.

Would you eat a 'steak' printed by robots? BBC News

Can technology sustainably satisfy carnivorous cravings? 

Black Farmers Are Embracing Climate-Resilient Farming

Communities of color are on the frontlines of climate change. These farmers are also on the frontlines of climate solutions.

Overflowing Bathtubs and Leaky Boats

Physics professor Nathanael Fortune helps to visualize the buildup of carbon in our atmosphere. 

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