Campus Sustainability Audit
In the Fall of 2007 a group of students enrolled in Environmental Practicum 301 decided to conduct an entire campus environmental audit as their class project. The project was compelled by two factors, the newly available John R. Hunting Environmental Venture Fund, and the college's stated desire to form an Environmental Task Force.
This keystone Environmental Studies course provides the opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience working on real world environmental problems. As a group, students work in an intensive format with a real "client" and real deadlines to research a problem, assess options, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcomes.
It seemed only logical to students that conducting a campus environmental audit would both fulfill the requirements of the course and help springboard the college towards a more sustainable future.