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The HWS Update

The Colleges have taken a significant step forward in the effort to become a carbon neutral campus, by acquiring carbon offsets for 10 percent of the institution’s natural gas emissions. Hobart and William Smith began a new chapter in the effort to reduce the institution’s carbon footprint. In addition to decreasing the Colleges’ carbon emissions

In the fall, Isabella Pardales ’21 will pursue her Juris Doctor at Vermont Law School where she intends to focus on environmental stewardship. Graduating summa cum laude in environmental studies and studio art, Isabella Pardales ’21 will soon study energy law at Vermont Law School where she hopes to dive deep into complex regulatory and legal environmental

At Closed Loop Systems, cofounder and CEO Jacob Fox ’16 is turning organic waste into a regenerative solution. “Not many people know this but we have degraded over 60 percent of our global topsoil and there are not a lot of ways of replenishing that,” says Jacob Fox ’16. “Soil provides so many ecosystem services

Environmental educator Anna Moreau ’20 is the naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. After graduating with her B.A. in environmental studies, Anna Moreau ’20 landed a position as a naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center in the Adirondacks Region. Moreau leveraged her experience coordinating the Pre-Orientation Adventure Program (POAP) and working

A $1 million gift from the Midgley Foundation establishes a permanent fund to support summer research projects focused on environmental conservation. Summer research collaborations between student scholars and faculty mentors are a hallmark of scientific education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in the fall of 2021, HWS students will have access to new

A student project designed to protect and encourage pollinators won the 2021 Action Program of the Year award from the IMPACT Conference. To provide food and habitats for bees, moths, butterflies and birds, three Hobart and William Smith students teamed up with the Office of Sustainability to create “pollinator patches” across campus. This spring, the

As a 2020 Woodworth Fellow, Willa Dow ’21 researched the impact of the French colonial legacy on the economies and environmental outlooks of four central African countries. Willa Dow ’21 was selected as a Stephen W. Woodworth ’54 Fisher Center Student Summer Fellow. Offered to students in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine and Performing Arts,

Last week, the Colleges celebrated Food Week. The weeklong event is held in conjunction with Food Day, an international day of awareness about how people’s diets impact people and the planet, and how food policy shapes agriculture, the global economy and our ecosystem. Organized by the Office of Sustainability, events included a lesson on how to make

Hobart and William Smith have again ranked among the nation’s top colleges and universities leading the way in sustainability and environmental responsibility in the 2021 edition of The Princeton Review’s “Guide to Green Colleges.” Launched in 2010, the guide relies on survey responses from administrators regarding their institutions’ sustainability policies, programs and practices, including whether

This summer, Hobart and William Smith Colleges took possession of approximately 27 acres adjacent to the arts campus at Houghton House. Funded through a donation from HWS Trustee Edward R. Cooper ’86, P’16 and Robin Savits Cooper ’87, P’16, the acquisition of undeveloped land provides HWS with a new teaching and learning resource, as well