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 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.
My name is Amanda Coyle and I am a senior international Studies Major on the environmental track. I am also minoring in Anthropology and concentrating in Environmental Studies. Fall of my junior year I studied abroad in Tanzania, Africa where I was part of a program called Wildlife Management Studies. Over the summer of 2017, I interned at a sanctuary called Big Cat Rescue where they not only rescue big cats, but also advocate for the end of private ownership through trying to get a bill passed through congress, called the Big Cat Public Safety Act!
I’m a junior environmental studies major, minoring in biology and studio art. I’m also a member of ECO and volunteer at the BFEC. At Kenyon, I’ve been lucky to be a part of great sustainability efforts like river cleanups, greenhouse gas reporting, Sustain-a-mugs (reusable mugs in the dining hall), an apartment compost system, and the list goes on. I’m really excited to see what the future holds as we work towards carbon neutrality! I spend my summers on the Hudson River, teaching sailing and interning for Riverkeeper. I will be abroad this spring in New Zealand with SEA, doing oceanographic research aboard a sailing vessel!
I’m a junior biology major and environmental studies minor. My first exposure to environmental stewardship was in my junior year of high school, where I joined the green alternatives club to have a voice in decisions regarding the health and future of my community. Since then, I have continued to pursue experiences within the public health and environmental sectors. I have been lucky to intern with Projeto TAMAR, a Brazilian non-profit and with EduCARE India, an NGO with stakes in community welfare and development. As a Green Initiatives intern, I am involved in efforts bringing Kenyon closer to its climate action plan and a green revolving fund.
I'm an Environmental Studies and Spanish Literature double major from Granville, Ohio. I have worked with the OGI since my freshman year and am also a student manager at the Kenyon Farm. I've been able to work on a number of exciting projects with the OGI, including our recycling program, composting, carbon neutrality, and green living. What I love about Kenyon is that there is such strong support for changing the way we live on this campus and I'm excited to keep helping our campus become greener and more sustainable!
I am a sophomore political science student and am so excited to be part of the Green Initiatives team. I am passionate about clean energy solutions, sustainable development, and carbon neutrality. I previously worked in D.C. on the implementation of a federal carbon tax as the most effective and efficient way to curb carbon dioxide emissions while growing the economy. I am excited by the work Green Initiatives and President Decatur have put into signing the Climate Commitment, and I am eager to meet Kenyon's goal of carbon neutrality. I would love to meet with students, staff, and faculty to ensure Kenyon is sustainable and green for decades to come!
I'm a senior biology and environmental studies double major. I'm a member of ECO and Sustainability Council, and I spend a lot of my free time volunteering at the BFEC. My goal is to someday work in restoration ecology or conservation biology while maintaining a presence with community environmentalism. I'd love to meet with any students or staff who have questions or ideas about Kenyon sustainability!
I'm a freshman at Kenyon, originally from Székesfehérvár, Hungary. I plan to double major in Environmental Studies and English, and after college, I'd like to be involved with outdoor education and curriculum design. I joined the OGI because I was really interested in seeing how the operations on our campus work from a sustainability standpoint, and I found it really cool and inspiring that students like the OGI interns are so enthusiastic about improving and increasing the sustainability-focused efforts and events at Kenyon.
Hey! I am an art and biology nerd who enjoys spending time outdoors using my knowledge of the natural world around me to address human problems. I am a nature-lover, scientist, feminist, explorer, artist, people person and happy-go-lucky die hard Chopan fan. At Kenyon I am a member of the Outdoors Club, involved with ECO and looking to major in a natural science. This is my first year in the Office of Green Initiatives and I could not be more excited. I hope to keep "green" a priority at Kenyon and in the greater community by increasing access to sustainability education & promoting a culture where green is the new gold standard. I’d love to meet with you or hear from you!