You can get involved with sustainable projects inside or outside the classroom.
Make Sustainable Connections
You have many ways to get involved with sustainability at Evergreen. On campus, the Center for Community-Based Learning and Action (CCBLA) has extensive ties with local non-profit and public agencies dedicated to addressing social, environmental, and economic disparities. Evergreen has many local partners—check out the community groups below and join us in our commitment to living and learning sustainably!
- Thurston Climate Action Team
- Sustainable South Sound
- Northwest EcoBuilding Guild
- South Sound Green Pages
Student-Originated Research And Projects
Students have substantially contributed to Evergreen's work on institutional sustainability through many different projects. Many of the projects have been funded by the Clean Energy Committee, others have been the result of Evergreen Sustainability Fellowships, while others result from applied Independent Learning Contracts (ILC). A few samples include:
- The Evergreen Food Guide
- The RAD Aquaponics Greenhouse
- The Solar Hot Water panels (MOD 303)
- The Bike Share Program
The Clean Energy Committee provides grant funding for campus-based resource conservation projects. The committee is supported by the student clean energy fee.
The Space and Land Use Group (SLUG), in accordance with the Campus Master Plan, reviews all land use proposals for the following:
- consistency with the educational mission of the college
- consistency with the policies and procedures of the Master Plan
- suitability with the use criteria for specific land areas of the campus
- environmental sensitivity and SEPA compliance if required
- conflicts with other approved and proposed uses within or near the desired site
The Sustainability Council guides and directs the college's work on achieving our sustainability goals.