Engaging the Amherst College Community

From Words to Actions

Engaging in sustainability through co-curricular campus and community activities allows students to deepen their understanding and apply their knowledge of sustainability. Amherst strives to create a campus culture of sustainability, and the Office of Sustainability accordingly supports the engagement, training, and development of programs in campus and community sustainability for faculty, staff, and all students. Equipping our community with the tools, knowledge, and motivation to adopt behavior changes that promote sustainability are essential towards becoming a more sustainable campus.

What’s Next

  • Expanding the scope, scale, and content of our recently launched EcoReps program so that it supports all students on campus.
  • Increasing participation in the Green Office program. We hope to have the majority of offices participating on an annual basis.
  • Increasing faculty engagement and participation in the new Affiliate Faculty Program with the goal of reaching all departments.
  • Supporting a new student organization, the Sustainable Solutions Lab, aimed at bringing students together to identify campus sustainability issues, ideate on possible solutions to address the issue, and then work to implement solutions.