From Bike Shops to Biodiesel Production.... Dickinson is a Living Laboratory
The Dickinson campus is being used in innovative ways as a living laboratory for sustainability.
Sustainability Internship Program:
CSE employs interns every semester and summer to support sustainability initiatives. We also have volunteer opportunities.
Students educate their peers about sustainable living practices in Dickinson's residence halls.
The Handlebar Bike Shop:
The Handlebar is a community space that brings together students, staff and faculty to promote biking by teaching each other to maintain, fix and rebuild bikes.
Students produce renewable biodiesel fuel from waste vegetable oil collected from local businesses for use in farm and other college machinery & equipment.
Valley & Ridge:
Faculty work together in the annual Valley & Ridge study group to share and develop ideas for teaching sustainability in new and revised courses across the Dickinson College curriculum.
Sustainability Education Fund (SEF):
Small grants are available to faculty members for teaching, professional development and student-faculty research projects.
Cool Climate Education:
CSE is leading Cooling the Curriculum – a Campaign for Climate Change Education at Liberal Arts Colleges, a NASA funded project that is increasing capacity for interdisciplinary teaching about climate change at Dickinson and other colleges.