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  1. A student wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and goggles, shovels cement from a wheelbarrow. There's a large field in the background.

    First Person: Building an Energy-Efficient Greenhouse on Campus

    Rosie Gotsch '22

    Pro tip: if you ever sign up for an Environmental Studies course titled “Practicum,” don’t wear you cool new “first-day-of-school” shoes to the very first session. I learned that lesson this semester when I registered for a class that revolves around helping to build an energy-efficient greenhouse at St. Lawrence’s Living Lab.

  2. Students mixing dressing for kimchi in large pots at a kitchen table.

    First Person: How Living in a Theme House Brought Me Closer to the Canton Community

    Abbie Cooper '22

    By the time I was a junior at St Lawrence, I thought I knew everything there is to know about Canton and met most of the people I was going to meet at SLU. But after moving into the Greenhouse my...

  3. A professor guides a small group of students as they examine vegetables grown on our farm.

    St. Lawrence Named a 'Green College' by Princeton Review

    St. Lawrence University is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review, which included St. Lawrence in its "Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition."

  4. Michael Petroni on a trail through tall yellow grasses with a bristly tree branching out behind him.

    Laurentians Inspire: Michael Petroni '12

    Michael Petroni '12, a Ph.D. candidate at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), lead a team of researchers on a study that links levels of Hazardous Air Pollutants to COVID-19 mortality rates. It has the potential to inform pollution standards and protect vulnerable populations across the country.

  5. The residents of the Green House gather in formal attire for a group photo during an event in fall 2019.

    First Person: Peace, Love, and Veggies

    Meg Charles '22

    One of the things that stood out for me during my tour of St. Lawrence the summer before my senior year of high school was the idea of theme houses. Theme houses are a place for like-minded people to...

  6. A group of Saint Lawrence students, participating in the Green Cafe class, gather at the Farm at Kirk Douglas for a meeting.

    First Person: The Farm at Kirk Douglas, A Student-Run Farm-to-Table Experience


    I ladle a spoonful of chili into the fifth of 72 bowls to be served this evening. The Farm at Kirk Douglas is once again sold out, or close to it. All around me, students are executing their various...

  7. A group of Saint Lawrence students, holding cardboard signs, march on campus. There is snow on the ground.

    First Person: Gettin' Green

    DANI LAIRD '20

    St. Lawrence has no shortage of crazy creative, passionate, and environmentally-conscious students, and any student can get involved by joining one of these student-run environmental organizations: 1...