The Ecosphere is the nexus of the College’s sustainability programs, research, and groups—it is made up of the many stakeholders who move our community forward on sustainability. Conceptualized in 2016, the Ecosphere was intended to establish clear ties among several existing sustainability-themed committees, formalize those committees’ reporting pathways to senior staff, and recognize that impactful sustainability work continues to be led not just by these committees and the Office of Sustainability, but also by many other community projects, student clubs, faculty research, and so on.
The Office of Sustainability serves as facilitator and convener for the Ecosphere. Its full time staff are in a unique position to devote ongoing attention to the College's sustainability goals and bring their expertise to many interrelated efforts projects. For these reasons, the Office of Sustainability works to spearhead some initiatives, strengthen collaborations across campus and connect stakeholders for others, and maintain a strong sense of the big picture foster an engaged environment for all our community members to feel welcomed and included in these efforts.
Explore this page for information on the myriad offices and projects within our Ecosphere, our governance structure, and more.