Ways to Get Involved
During the academic year, Kenyon students enjoy a wide range of opportunities to get involved in environmental projects. They include:
From farm life to factory emissions, Kenyon students have been tackling projects on the theme of green. The summer saw numbers of students engaged in research and internships focusing on the environment. And similar opportunities continue to expand on campus during the academic year.
Among the summer projects that students pursued:
Jack Whitacre '12 studied legal and ethical issues related to emissions from a proposed Cleveland factory. The research was part of the College's John W. Adams Summer Scholars Program in Socio-legal Studies.
Rebecca Katzman '14 and Charlotte Graham '15 worked as "farm-to-table" interns, tracing the flow of food from local farms, to markets, to Kenyon's dining hall. The College is a leader in the local food movement, thanks in part to its Rural Life Center.
Hannah Regan '12 was actually a "school garden coordinator," who spent her summer managing - and ensuring the long-term health of - the student-founded Peirce Hall herb garden, as well as vegetable gardens on the north end of campus and at Wiggin Street School.
On the Farm
Charlotte Woolf '12 interned at the family-owned Fox Hollow Farm, tending both livestock and gardens. During the academic year, farm interns combine the study of contemporary agricultural and rural-life issues with hands-on experience.
Recycling: The Movie
Elizabeth Himeles '12 and Tatenda Uta '12 both plunged into Kenyon's ever-expanding recycling efforts. One product: a series of homemade videos giving students the scoop on recycling at the College.
State of Sustainability
Working as an intern for the College's Sustainability Council, Hildy Joseph '13 drafted a report on the state of sustainability efforts at Kenyon. She will present her findings and recommendations to the Board of Trustees later this fall.