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The HWS Update

Sustainability Manager Michael Amadori and Senior Employment Specialist Doreen Secor have teamed up to provide new and current employees a quick way to get up to speed with the Colleges’ sustainability initiatives. The Guide to Getting Green at HWS brochure offers faculty and staff tips on recycling, composting and energy savings and also describes the Colleges’ sustainability

According to Lindsay Lesniak ’21, who studied farmers’ views on genetically modified potatoes through a Student International Initiative Fund (SIIF) grant during her semester abroad, GMO foods are accepted in Ireland. Lesniak used her SIIF grant to travel to local markets in Galway and Sligo, two of the most agriculturally-based regions in Ireland. While there,

The Finger Lakes Regional Watershed Alliance (FLRWA) honored Professor of Environmental Studies John Halfman with its new Citizen Award, given to individuals who contribute significantly to the alliance’s cause of protecting the water quality of the Finger Lakes. A ceremony was held at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center gazebo overlooking Seneca Lake and hosted by

For 27 years, rising high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates have been given the opportunity to spend two weeks on the HWS campus working with more than 20 faculty members to explore the scientific, social and humanistic perspectives of environmental issues while earning a college credit. This year, for the first time in its

Geneva Reads, a community literacy group, hosts a Community Read each March. This year, in collaboration with Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Beth Kinne and the Year of Water, the book selected is “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Dan Egan. The New York Times 2017 Book Club Pick discusses the past

The Office of Sustainability has focused their efforts on both reducing energy consumption on campus and monitoring the productivity of the Hobart and William Smith solar farms, which provide clean and renewable power to all campus facilities. Reduce Hobart and William Smith are participants in the NYSEG Energy Efficiency Program, established by the New York State

This year, Hobart and William Smith’s Office of Sustainability has evolved transportation options for students and HWS community members to be more accessible and sustainable. In September, the Colleges’ installed two new electric car charging stations behind the Office of Intercultural Affairs. Each station has two ports for charging, bringing the Colleges’ to a total

The Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges has been awarded funding to hire 20 seasonal watercraft stewards to help safeguard the Finger Lakes and Great Lakes from the harm and impact of aquatic invasive species. The FLI Watercraft Steward Program has been ongoing since 2012 and is funded by the US Fish

In celebration of HWS Food Week, students will enjoy fresh seasonal food, plant vegetables and participate in forums, film screenings and conversation about food security, food justice, food waste and more. Food Week is organized by the Fribolin Farm Committee, the Office of Sustainability, Finger Lakes Institute, HWS Dining Services and Sodexo, Intercultural Affairs, EcoReps,

Hobart and William Smith Colleges focused on sustainability during Earth Week with the arrival of the Conscious College Road Tour on Monday, April 29. HWS is one of only 14 college campuses across the U.S. that were visited by the tour, which informs students on a variety of sustainability themes, empowers them to create tangible change and mobilizes