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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

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

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,

The Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI) at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is offering two full scholarships, funded by the Wyckoff Family Foundation, for students at Geneva High School. The two-week interdisciplinary program runs from Sunday, July 14 through Saturday, July 27. ESSYI introduces students to environmental issues and interdisciplinary approaches for addressing those

Advancing Solid Waste Management in the Town of Geneva More than two years after receiving a Sustainable Materials Management Plan from the “Sustainable Community Development (SCD) Capstone” class, Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti says that progress has been made on multiple fronts to implement the students’ suggestions from spring 2016. “Their plan has been a

Bee City USA, an initiative of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, has named Hobart and William Smith Colleges its 65th Bee Campus affiliate. The designation honors the Colleges’ commitment to raising awareness of the roles pollinators play in our communities and to creating sustainable habitats for pollinators on campus. “This is an exciting new

Hobart and William Smith’s sustainability goals are threefold — environmental, economic and social — says Sustainability Manager Michael Amadori, and he wants to “work with students on issues that impact all three aspects.” “You can learn about food deserts and poverty but it’s not as powerful as planting gardens with members from an economically stressed

In the face of climate change, aging infrastructure and growing social inequities, graduates of Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Sustainable Community Development (SCD) program are busy tackling the myriad challenges facing municipalities and their citizens. At Labella Associates, based in Rochester, N.Y., Alex Vitulano ’15 conducts environmental risk assessments of commercial and industrial properties, not

Ridgway H. White ’02 has been named CEO of one of the nation’s leading philanthropic foundations, the Flint, Mich.-based Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Founded in 1926, the Mott Foundation leverages its $3 billion endowment to propel national and international projects that support civil society, education and the environment as well as initiatives focused in the

With proposals for a quarter-mile stretch along the Castle Street Corridor in Geneva, students in the spring 2018 Sustainable Community Development (SCD) capstone course have created a series of inclusive, celebratory and innovative designs informed by and tailored to the daily lives of the city’s residents. The interdisciplinary course, taught by Associate Professor of Art