Research and Education
In addition to long-standing residential, co-curricular, and community service experiences, Dickinson provides sustainability across the curriculum by focusing students on the significant and complex challenges of environmental, economic, and social justice issues, and empowering them with the knowledge, skills and experiences to make meaningful change.
Center for Sustainability Education
Dickinson’s Center for Sustainability Education (CSE) was established in 2008 with a $1.4 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and matching funds from the college. By emphasizing active, hands-on, workshop and fieldwork teaching methods, cross-discipline learning and global sensibility and responsibility, CSE links the college’s educational programs to its sustainable operations and civic engagement, creating a Living Laboratory for learning. learn more
Environmental Studies Program
Dickinson is known for having one of the oldest and strongest Environmental Studies programs in the nation. learn more
The College Farm is located on 180 acres of college-owned property about 4 miles from campus. The farm supplies the college dining hall with fresh, local produce, and provides educational opportunities for sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and more. learn more
The Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) employs Dickinson students to support Pennsylvania communities and individuals who strive to protect and restore watersheds. learn more
An integrated watershed field semester program funded by the Henry Luce Foundation where students travel from the Bay to the Bayou to study the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the lower Mississippi River Delta.