On the weekend of November 7, 2015, Connecticut College’s Office of Sustainability hosted the first-ever Student Sustainability Leadership Symposium for college students in the Northeast. Student sustainability leaders from across the Northeast were invited for a half-day symposium to learn and be inspired by each other and to develop practical skills through interactive workshops. A primary goal of the Student Sustainability Leadership Symposium was for all participants to gain and enhance practical leadership skills that they could bring back to their colleges or universities and communities to apply to new or existing projects.

As part of Connecticut College’s commitment to hosting the first ever Student Sustainability Leadership Symposium, the Office of Sustainability hosted a second day of workshops open to all College and local community members on Sunday, November 8. The second day of the symposium embodied the tenet of full participation by inviting community members, prospective students and alumni to join current students, staff and faculty in enhancing practical leadership skills that will help us all develop sustainable communities locally, nationally and globally.

For more information, contact Connecticut College’s Office of Sustainability at sustainability@conncoll.edu.