Sustainability isn’t just something we talk about in the classroom. We put what we study into action for the betterment of Bucknell, our community and the world.
On campus, students and faculty work together on projects that make Bucknell more efficient and sustainable through programs such as the Environmental Club, the Renewable Energy Scholars and the Green Fund — an account that provides start-up money for sustainability projects that are proposed and implemented by students, faculty and staff. The fund itself is sustainable — savings from approved projects are reinvested in the fund, and then more projects are funded.
Efforts such as the Lewisburg Community Garden and the interdisciplinary Coal Region Field Station — located about 40 miles from campus in the legacy mining community of Mount Carmel, Pa. — extend our reach into the surrounding region. Surrounding natural and agricultural areas and the Susquehanna River that abuts campus provide ample opportunities for environmental research and experiential learning, and our Small Business Development Center helps sustain the economic health of our region.
Participants in the Grand Challenges Scholarship Program, meanwhile, set their sights globally — taking on the greatest challenges confronting the future of our planet.
Opportunities to get involved are abundant for all students — not just those pursuing sustainability-related majors. Learn more and get involved today by using the links below.