Welcome to the Center for Sustainability!

The mission of the Center for Sustainability is to provide the place for the Agnes Scott community to learn about the challenges of global climate change, including climate and environmental justice, and to seek collaborations on innovative and equitable solutions for sustainability on and off campus. The Center is staffed by an executive director and two sustainability fellows, as well as interns, work-study students, and student volunteers. The current full-time staff are all Agnes Scott alums! This sustainability team works with students, faculty, and staff on projects including:

  • Climate action and climate resilience planning
  • Energy and water efficiency upgrades
  • Renewable energy installations 
  • Recycling and composting 
  • Environmental Justice 
  • Maintenance of the campus arboretum and sustainable landscaping 
  • Student involvement and activities, including Environmental Residents in each residence hall 
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum initiatives, including offering a minor in environmental sustainability studies 

 When the college began its work in sustainability in 2007, the sustainability steering committee set out to accomplish this purpose:  We accept the challenge of environmental stewardship, commit to equitable education and leadership in sustainability, and seek to balance what the college takes from and returns to the world’s natural resources.landing-page-graphic.jpglanding-page-legend.jpg     Image Credit: Agnes Scott The Magazine: Fall/Winter 2018 Issue  

 

“This is the day we stop and consider what we can do - individually and collectively - to ensure that access to clean air, clean water, and safe open spaces is ensured for everyone. Earth Day now acknowledges principles that are more global and inclusive than 50 years ago. Most importantly, Earth Day has proven that this one day every year will only be successful if the outcome of the day is action. And our action is only successful if it is centered on environmental justice. On this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, as we work and teach and study remotely, let’s take a collective deep breath and know that we are here for each other and that together - on campus and beyond - we will find the path for environmental action centered on justice.”

Susan Kidd '78, Executive Director of Sustainability

Earth Day, April 2020

                                                                              

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Environmental & Sustainability Studies

chalkboard-smallerCheck out the ESS page, to take a look at the academic side of sustainability. It has information about the interdisciplinary curriculum, classes, faculty, and internships.

 

 

 

Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan LogoClick here for information about our Climate Action Plan, and what we're doing about energy at Agnes Scott.

Arboretum

arboretum-smallerThe Arboretum, located everywhere on campus, is a fantastic view of all the trees here at Agnes Scott. Take a virtual tour through scanning the QR codes next to the trees to learn more about each one.