Note that projects may evolve as the program develops.
Transportation: Effecting Policy Change through Institutional Contracts and Decision-Making
Project possibility: Develop institutional policies for transportation and fleet management in collaboration with the Transportation and Parking Committee
Athletics: Facilitating Change through Sustainability Plans
Project possibility: Building on the work of the 2017-18 Fellow, continue to develop a strategic plan for the Athletics Department's sustainability and implement key projects to make Athletics a model for sustainability.
Renewable Energy: Decarbonizing Swarthmore's Electricity
Project possibility: Work in partnership with schools in the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium to advance Swarthmore's participation in an aggregated utility-scale renewable energy purchasing agreement.
Climate Protection and Carbon Pricing
Project possibility: Serve as a member of the Carbon Charge Committee, engage students and the broader community in carbon pricing education, and strategize other ways that Swarthmore can make an impact to reduce our institutional carbon emissions.
Crum Woods Engagement and Stewardship
Project possibility: Serve on and further the mission of the Crum Woods Stewardship Committee through engaging the community in implementation of the 10-year Restoration and Stewardship Plan, building on the work of the 2016-18 Fellows.
Staff and Faculty Engagement with Sustainability
Project possibility: Work with the Office of Sustainability and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility to infuse sustainability throughout the institution through engaging faculty and staff.
Purchasing: Effecting Policy Change through Institutional Contracts and Decision-Making
Project possibility: Develop institutional policies for office purchases and contracts in collaboration with the Purchasing Office and other campus partners.
We are What We Eat: Sustainable Food
Project Possibility: Assist Dining Services in tracking local food purchases and making information about campus food more accessible to the community.
Office of Student Engagement: Facilitating Change through Sustainability Plans
Project possibility: Building on the work of the 2017-18 Fellow, continue to develop a strategic plan for OSE sustainability and implement key projects that reach residential and student life communities.
Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Buildings: Design and Practice
Project possibility: Work with Facilities to design and implement energy efficiency projects and to improve data measurement, verification, and analysis capacity for campus buildings.
Achieving Zero Waste
Project possibility: Building on the work of the 2016-18 Fellows, work creatively to move Swarthmore towards being a zero-waste campus. In particular, expand the educational strategy to reach the campus community.
Program for Inclusive Sustainability
Project possibility: Work with campus and community partners to develop a new program at the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility that supports learning, research, and community engagement at the intersections of social justice and sustainability.
Project possibility: Collaborate with key community partners to build campus and community partnerships. Partners may include the Swarthmore Borough's Environmental Advisory Council and local schools and businesses.