We are proud to say that the Environmental Studies program is continually growing within the Bi-Co! Many faculty members undertake research projects, with the help of students, that improve Bryn Mawr’s sustainability. Sending environmentally-minded students into the world is one of the best ways we can contribute to a sustainable future for our planet.
Our sustainability goals in teaching, learning, and research are to link education with sustainability on campus and beyond and to incorporate student and faculty research into green initiatives. We are committed to education as a venue for sustainability because we believe that education stimulates change.
Bryn Mawr faculty and students are establishing relationships with facilities, dining services, and other offices on campus to help every department become more sustainable. Some past faculty research projects have included projects on geothermal energy, going “trayless” in the dining halls, converting our light bulbs to LEDs, and reducing building operational impacts. For incoming first years there are several Emily Balch Seminars revolving around the theme of sustainability. For continuing students, many of our 360 Course Clusters are sustainability related. Many of these courses enact one of Bryn Mawr’s strongest educational commitments: Praxis– doing while we learn.
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