March 24, 2020
Kenyon is suspending its residential program and transitioning to remote instruction. Read more about Kenyon's response to COVID-19.
Kenyon offers a variety of resources for those interested in campus and community sustainability. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or you can get in touch with a specific student club or other green organization.
I’m an English and environmental studies double major and music minor from Silver Spring, Maryland. I am also a proud member of Kenyon’s swim team, and when I’m not in the pool, you can usually find me running on the Gap Trail or working through climate fiction novels for my capstone projects. After graduation, I hope to attend law school to help create and enforce policies that promote sustainability and justice. I am so excited to be working in OGI this year because it is truly a place that seeks to make influential changes on our campus.
I am Jessica Dannery, a sophomore international studies and Chinese and French language double major from Ohio! At Kenyon I am a proud member of ECO and work at the BFEC. Through these organizations and OGI, I have the opportunity to suggest and help Kenyon invest in bringing sustainability initiatives to campus and the Knox County community. For example, the Kokosing river clean-up, planning OGI’s intersectECO environmental justice conference, and organizing Kenyon ECO's climate strike this fall. I previously worked on the promotion of community environmental rights with the organization "Sustainable Medina County," and I draw on this experience to empower the Kenyon community to seek positive environmental initiatives which benefit the local and global climate movement. Kenyon and OGI’s longstanding commitment to pursuing sustainability is the perfect platform for students, faculty and staff to collaborate in our common goal of making Kenyon more sustainable!
I am an international student from Quito, Ecuador, seeking an Environmental Studies major and a double minor in Studio Art and Chinese. I currently live and work at the Kenyon Farm, experimenting and learning from the lively components that make up the college’s homestead. I have been interning at the Office of Green Initiatives ever since my freshman year, and it has been immensely rewarding. I have and continue to learn about sustainability at both institutional and community-wide levels by having to work with Kenyon’s administration, faculty, staff, maintenance, and above all, students. The OGI is a great platform for listening, sharing, and effecting student initiatives. It is a gateway for behavioral and institutional change that will lead Kenyon towards an even richer and more sustainable education.
I’m an English major from New York City. I have been heavily involved in environmental issues at Kenyon. I have worked at the Office of Green Initiatives (OGI) since my sophomore year and was also president of the Environmental Campus Organization (ECO) that year. This past summer, I was a sustainability intern at JetBlue. I worked on comparing carbon offsets among airlines, helped improve recycling, assessed the sustainability of various onboard products, and managed volunteer days at JetBlue's Terminal 5 Farm to grow and donate produce to GrowNYC. One of my favorite projects I've worked on at OGI was surveying students' carbon emissions by asking them how often they travel to and from school and whether they travel by car or plane.
I’m originally from Székesfehérvár, Hungary. At Kenyon, I double major in environmental Studies and studio art, and I am involved in acapella, ECO and the International Student organization. After college, I'd like to pursue a career in sustainable development and green energy. I love working in the Office of Green Initiatives, because I get to be a part of the accelerating environmentalist student movement and work closely with the administration in driving institutional change.
I am an environmental studies and economics major from Lake Bluff, Illinois. I am also an active member of Kenyon’s Environmental Campus Organization (ECO). I have had amazing opportunities through OGI, such as helping plan the 2019 Community for Climate conference and meeting people from all over the nation who are working hard to create positive change. When I am not working, I love being outside and teaching others outdoor skills like canoeing, rock climbing and backpacking!