At Williams, students and faculty study environmental issues in ways that integrate the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
The college simultaneously supports a number of initiatives intended to move our campus and community toward greater sustainability and a reduced climate impact.
Many of these efforts are coordinated by the and the , respectively.
, 体育365网址founded in 1967, was one of the first environmental studies programs at any liberal arts college in America. CES supervises and supports and offers 35 every summer. The Center is also the focus of a varied set of activities and resources, including ; ; and the Maritime Studies concentration, rooted in the course offerings of the .
体育365网址 pursues sustainability work at Williams in collaboration with departments and individuals on campus and beyond to integrate sustainability into: , , , , , , and . The Center also tracks and publicizes the college’s progress toward goals for and and works to identify and overcome hurdles in those efforts.
体育365网址The CES and Zilkha Center are co-located in the , which in 2017 by the Living Building Challenge. The Center includes a classroom, living room, study rooms, kitchen, CES and Zilkha offices, and outdoor spaces with student gardens and fruit trees.