Creating an Environment for Thinking & Acting Sustainably

Dickinson's Center for Sustainability Education (CSE) serves as a liaison for connecting students, faculty, staff and community members to opportunities in sustainability. CSE creates a truly collaborative learning community which focuses on needs expressed by the physical campus & community, organizational values & administration, local bioregion, and issues being faced by the global community.

By interpreting the needs of the College's curriculum, the physical campus, and the local community, CSE supports the development of sustainability courses and course content in all three academic divisions of the college, the creation and synthesis of co-curricular programs and events, student and faculty research projects, and community outreach initiatives.  These opportunities facilitate a living laboratory at Dickinson, which requires the application of theory and practice by all community members to solve campus, community and real world problems.

An all college opportunity designed to build community within Dickinson and in Carlisle. Groups of three or more Dickinsonians are able to receive one $5 token/person to the local Farmers on the Square Market for going to the market and shopping together. Sharing a meal together with local, sustainable foods earns each group member $10/person. Improving our local economy and campus community = LOCALTUNITY.

Sustainability Education Funding:
Teaching staff and faculty at Dickinson College may apply for funding to develop sustainability education: curriculum development, professional development and student-faculty research.  Projects must enhance sustainability-related learning across the curriculum and promote engaged citizenship for sustainability.

Sustainability Internships for Students:
Dickinson students can get involved in a myriad of ways. Over 45 paid positions with CSE, ALLARM, the Dickinson College Organic Farm, GIS, Facilities Management & Dining Services allow students to work directly with the college to solve problems through experiential education.

Faculty Workshops and Study Groups:
Dickinson supports faculty working together on our sustainability across the curriculum initiative. From our annual Valley & Ridge curriculum development workshop to focused study groups on food, water, sexuality, race, sustainability in the humanities, curricular proposals, and living in a world of limits, Dickinson creates a forum for sustainability innovation in higher education.