Kenyon offers a variety of resources for those interested in campus and community sustainability. If you have any questions about specific groups or centers, please contact the director of green initiatives, an appropriate student organization or the green alumni council. Also make sure to check out the sustainability council Facebook page.
The Sustainability Council is a collection of faculty, staff, and students working towards engaging our community with the task of reducing Kenyon’s footprint on the planet. The Council provides a venue to discuss ideas and to coordinate projects and initiatives. Contact: Director of Green Initiatives David Heithaus, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ECO aims to transform Kenyon into a more sustainable school and raise awareness of environmental issues. Contact: email@example.com.
The Food Co-op is a student-run organization that spreads awareness about where food comes from and how to build a community around local food. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kenyon Land Lords focus on service learning through hands-on conservation work and learning about the ecology and science of conservation practices. This includes assisting the BFEC by managing invasive plant species, blazing trails and completing necessary construction projects. Contact email@example.com.
PEAS works to further agrarian sustainability by working with the local community. PEAS focuses on the use of locally-produced food and getting students involved in regional farms through visiting and volunteering. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BFEC supports the educational goals of Kenyon by providing opportunities for studying organisms and habitats and by conserving the natural diversity and cultural heritage of the Kokosing River valley. The BFEC also benefits the local community through environmental education and recreation activities. Contact: Director Heather Doherty, email@example.com.
The Kokosing Nature Preserve is a newly created conservation burial ground, offering a natural burial option on twenty-three acres of restored prairies and woodlands. Contact: Steward Amy Henricksen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Philander Chase Corporation is a land trust that aims to protect the natural beauty of the farms, woodlands, waters and open spaces surrounding Kenyon College and to preserve the rural character of the region at large. Contact: Managing Director Lisa Schott, email@example.com.
Lee Kane '74 and Meryl Brott '91 founded Kenyon Green Alumni, an affinity group for graduates with a professional interest in the environment. It provides networking opportunities assists Kenyon students building environmental careers and advances environmental stewardship at the College. Contact: Meryl Brott, firstname.lastname@example.org.