Sustainability LEAP Programs

LEAP: Learn, Explore, Activate, Participate

Would you like to spend your first weekend at Amherst College working on a farm or exploring ways to solve climate change? Then these are the LEAP programs for you! We have two trips on offer — Farm and Solving Climate Change — both providing you with a chance to learn more about your new home and the surrounding communities, form bonds with your classmates, and have fun!

Office of Sustainability’s First Director Sees College as a “Living Lab” for Environmental Innovation

December 18, 2014

By Madeline Ruoff ’18


Laura Draucker, Amherst’s director of sustainability

This past summer, Amherst College created the Office of Environmental Sustainability. The office’s first director, hired this fall, is Laura Draucker, whose primary goal in this new role is to “integrate sustainability into the daily life of campus.” 


Amherst College to Establish New Office of Environmental Sustainability

Submitted on Monday, 6/16/2014, at 1:12 PM

Amherst College is establishing an Office of Environmental Sustainability and will be launching a national search for the office’s first director, marking a major milestone in the college’s longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability.