Organizations and Departments with a Focus on the Environment
The Campus Committee on Sustainability and Climate Neutrality, the University's offical Sustainability Comittee, will consider means to move the University toward environmental sustainability and review the University's progress toward this goal and the goal of climate neutrality. Specifically the committee will review and approve revisions to the Climate Action Plan (CAP) and successive Work Plans for the implementation of the CAP.
Conservation Biology has as its central tenet the protection of the world’s biodiversity. Biodiversity, the sum total of all living things, represents the immense variation and richness found in the natural world.
Divest SLU is a student run club at St. Lawrence University that aims to decrease the Universtiy's financial reliance on fossil fuels through divestment, the promotion of environmental activism, and the support of sustainability initiatives on campus. Divest SLU works to bring speakers and films to campus that promote the engagement of students in the current environmental movement, while also providing updates on current developments within the fossil fuel industry. Ultimately, the club works on projects that would help the University reach its carbon-neutrality goal by 2040, while encouraging the student body to get actively involved in environmentalism at St. Lawrence.
As St. Lawrence University becomes more aware of the environmental issues facing the word today, it was decided that along with the already existing programs, it would be useful to have an environmental conservation committee with in the student government. The Environmental Conservation Committee of Thelmo works to bring greener practices to campus, while raising awareness of the importance of these issues, through member talking with their constituents.
The Environmental Studies Department gives students a broad understanding of the complex nature of environmental problems. The aim is to provide specific knowledge of the relationship between traditional disciplines and environmental studies. The program also hopes to foster an integrated and coherent approach for environmental problem solving.
The Green House (Low Impact Living Theme Cottage) seeks to create a comfortable living space for ecologically-minded and environmentally-conscious individuals on campus. We strive to be a leader in environmental activism at St. Lawrence.
The Outdoor Studies Program has three divisions: the Outdoor Studies Minor, the Outdoor Program, and the Adirondack Semester. The Program aims to develop students’ appreciation for nature and the human place in it.
The Seed to Table garden began in the fall of 2010 as an initiative to start a student run garden on the St. Lawrence campus. Since then, our group has grown in size and has seen the first year of a successful growing season. We received a grant from the Mellon Committee to start the garden in the spring of 2011.
The Sustainability Program gives the next generation of thinkers and leaders the tools to tackle the globally important challenges of sustainability.