• A sacred forest rises from farmland in Ethiopia
    The BBC writes, “Some forests are more than 1,000 years old ... Paradoxically, humans have both protected them yet pose the biggest threat to their future.”
    May 21, 2019
  • While Shannon Duffy ’21 listened to a French tour guide describe the atrocities that took place at a site in the southern town of Collioure, she felt an overwhelming sense of “confliction.” The cheerful atmosphere of the region surrounding her starkly contrasted with its tragic, yet rarely discussed, history. An undeclared environmental biology major from […]
    August 31, 2018
  • Sustainability at Colgate University
    Colgate University has been recognized as a top performer in the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Innovative and forward-thinking initiatives, such as Colgate’s comprehensive wellness program, Chapel House geothermal exchange system, and continued improvements to preserve campus-owned forested land, played integral roles in achieving […]
    August 23, 2018
  • Colgate University lawn and trees
    Colgate’s 13 Days of Green celebration included panel discussions, a Locavore Dinner, a pop-up thrift shop, and a day of service.
    May 4, 2018
  • Illustration of trees in front of a cityscape
    After researching topics from farming to fracking, students in ENST 232: Environmental Justice presented their findings at a poster session in the Ho Atrium on December 8. The class, taught by Professor April Baptiste, explores how social justice and environmental issues intersect. Athena Bender ’17 and Shana Shapiro ’19 analyzed the effects of urban agriculture […]
    December 21, 2016
  • Frozen Taylor Lake on a winter day with campus in the background
    An open letter on climate action from more than 170 higher education leaders this week includes the signature of Colgate President Brian W. Casey. Presidents and chancellors from universities in 35 states signed the letter, organized by Boston-based nonprofit Second Nature, urging President-elect Donald J. Trump and the incoming congress to accelerate progress toward a […]
    December 20, 2016