Some of the most successful sustainability programs at Connecticut College are those facilitated by students and actively supported by staff and faculty. Both the Community Organizers for Sustainability Transformation (COST) Program and the Composting Program were established in the spring of 2012, based on previous efforts by students on campus. Now, with strong collaborations between students and staff, these programs have structures and missions that will help sustain them over time.
The COST Program was created for students interested in learning more about sustainability who might not have been very involved with sustainability efforts before coming to Connecticut College. Students involved in the COST Program learn how current challenges facing our global community have environmental, societal and economic impacts and how to interact with their peers about these challenges. Learn more about the COST Program.
Are you a student interested in getting your hands dirty in the name of sustainability? Then the Composting Program is the place for you! The Composting Program was established to collect food scraps generated on campus and to process them into nutrient-rich compost in our two Earth Tubs. All of the compost created on campus is used in the Sprout Organic Garden or provided to staff and faculty for their personal gardens. Learn more about the Composting Program.
Manager of Sustainability