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  • 1. Sustainability Initiatives at Dickinson College Slideshow compiled by Anna McGinn ‘14, Center for Sustainability Education (CSE) intern
  • 2. Springtime at the Dickinson College Organic Farm
  • 3. ALLARM intern collects water samples
  • 4. Dickinson’s sustainable agriculture mosaic program in Cuba
  • 5. Faculty and Students at the bike to farm potluck at the Dickinson College Farm
  • 6. Biodiesel shop intern Sam Parker ’12 refuels one of the campus vehicles
  • 7. Dickinson students committed to saving energy during the March 2012 Energy Challenge
  • 8. Student farm workers transfer cafeteria waste to the College Farm compost
  • 9. Jenn Halpin, Director of the Dickinson College Organic Farm, gives a tour to faculty members
  • 10. CSE interns Elizabeth Toutain ‘12 and Dani Thompson ’12 prepare sustainable Valentine’s Day cards
  • 11. A successful bike to farm event
  • 12. Students experience sustainability through service
  • 13. Student farm workers Brendan Murtha ‘14 and G Tiarachristie ‘13 harvest crops at the College Farm
  • 14. Provost Neil Weissman shares our commitment to sustainability at Dickinson
  • 15. Salad greens from the College Farm headed to campus Dining Services
  • 16. Students volunteer at The Handlebar
  • 17. Students attend a Idea Fund meeting
  • 18. A tour at the Dickinson College Organic Farm
  • 19. Student Caitlin Flanagan ‘13 takes care of one of the edible gardens on campus
  • 20. CSE interns hard at work
  • 21. Director of CSE, Neil Leary
  • 22. Ken Shultes, Director of Facilities Management and the Green Devil are committed to sustainability at Dickinson
  • 23. Outdoor lecture
  • 24. Seedlings at the College Farm
  • 25. Students Mariah Murphy ’15 and Tabea Zimmermann ’15 fix up a bike at The Handlebar, Dickinson’s bike repair shop
  • 26. Students study in the field
  • 27. Students conduct environmental research
  • 28. Anthony Silverman ’12 leads an Idea Fund brainstorming session
  • 29. LUCE semester students and professors
  • 30. The Peddler, the bike-powered coffee cart on campus run and operated by students
  • 31. High school sustainability class tours the College Farm
  • 32. Dickinson uses GIS for sustainability research
  • 33. Students conduct research as part of laboratory courses
  • 34. CSE intern Laura Stone ‘12 records energy consumption for the Energy Challenge
  • 35. Lecture in Rector, one of the LEED certified building on campus
  • 36. Solar panels on Kaufman Hall (60 kW)
  • 37. Glasses made from wine bottles at the Pints with Profs event for seniors
  • 38. Bike to Farm group Fall 2011
  • 39. Dickinson students value building reclamation
  • 40. 2012 Valley and Ridge faculty study group in sustainability
  • 41. Rector Science Complex, one of the LEED certified buildings on campus
  • 42. Students value reusable mug across campus
  • 43. Alumnus Sam Rose ‘58 and his wife Julie Walters with environmental activist Bill McKibben after he received their award for Global Environmental Activism at the 2012 Commencement. McKibben was introduced by Natural Resources Defense Council co- founder John H. Adams on right.
  • 44. Students Daniel Grover ‘12, Charlie Alcorn ‘12, and Elizabeth Toutain ’12 install solar panels at the College Farm
  • 45. Idea Fund students operate The Peddler during Alumni Weekend
  • 46. LUCE semester students and professors
  • 47. Student farm workers and the student built “Solar Wheeler”
  • 48. Soup and Bread at the Treehouse, the Center for Sustainable Living
  • 49. Dickinson hosts climate education workshops for faculty from around the world
  • 50. The Center for Sustainable Living known as the Treehouse
  • 51. Valley and Ridge, Dickinson’s annual faculty study group
  • 52. Student farm workers harvest greenhouse vegetables
  • 53. Students turn wine bottles into Dickinson souvenir drinking glasses
  • 54. Dickinson values global education and sustainability
  • 55. For more information about sustainabilityinitiatives at Dickinson College please contact