Investments in Environmental Sustainability
Building on Dickinson’s history of environmental stewardship, energy conservation and strong environmental-studies program, the investment of $23.1 million in environmental sustainability from 2007 through 2013 has positioned Dickinson as a leader in sustainability education. The investment includes expenditure of $11.7 million for climate action plan projects that reduce Dickinson’s carbon and ecological footprints; $5.5 million to support academic programs in Environmental Studies, the Center for Sustainability Education, the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Laboratory and summer global sustainability immersion programs; $2.3 million on living laboratory and outreach activities that include the Dickinson Organic Farm and the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM); and $3.6 million of external grant support for a variety of sustainability programs.
External grants received by Dickinson College to support environmental and sustainability efforts total $3.6 million since 2007. The grants include $1.4 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an interdisciplinary curricular initiative on the environment and sustainability; $450,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation for the Luce Initiative on Asia and the Environment; $486,919 from NASA’s Innovations in Global Climate Change Education program; $312,000 from the Colcom Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Growing Greener program to support ALLARM activities; and $499,984 from the U.S. Department of State for Across Borders: Managing Transboundary Environmental Resources in the Near East and the United States.