The Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment (BCSE) supports faculty, staff and students and is dedicated to environmental and nature-related learning, teaching, scholarship, service and action at local, regional, national and international levels.


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The Center for Sustainability & the Environment hires student interns and coordinates student research projects throughout the academic year and during the summer.

The Sustainable Design Program seeks to establish curricular and applied programming that employs all dimensions of the University campus as an interdisciplinary learning environment.

The Marcellus Shale Initiative seeks to support objective research, provide a primarily print-based publications database, and critically evaluate information related to the Marcellus Shale natural gas play.


The Place Studies Program undertakes and supports research within the social sciences and environmental humanities that examines the nature and role of place in human experience. Read our blog.


The Sustainable Design Program engages students, faculty, and staff in projects that study the University’s ecological footprint, and provides hands-on opportunities to explore current topics like renewable energy, organic gardening, and stream restoration.

Learn more about the Sustainable Design Program.


Watershed Sciences and Engineering Program integrates research, teaching, and outreach focused on the Susquehanna River.  The Susquehanna is the major source of fresh water to the continent's largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay. The health of the bay ecosystem is intimately linked to the land use and natural hydrogeomorphic processes upstream in the watershed. Bucknell is ideally situated on the banks of the river to take a leadership role in long-term studies of the river.

Visit our Project Site to learn more about Watershed Sciences and Engineering.

Marcellus Shale Intiative

Supporting objective research, providing a primarily print-based publications database, and critically evaluating information related to the Marcellus Shale natural gas play.

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Contemporary Environmental Issues

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Energy Use Intensity Map

Bucknell's environmental assessment project seeks to create greater awareness of resource consumption on campus. This map of energy use by Bucknell's buildings was constructed by Eric Fournier '08 who participated on the environmental assessment's energy team. Click on the map to view this interactive feature.

See The Energy Use Map

The Bucknell Arboretum

A biodiversity survey conducted by the Landscape Assessment Team has grown into a project by professors Duane Griffin and Mark Spiro to establish an arboretum on the Bucknell campus.

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Places I've Been

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