Sustainability at Kenyon takes many forms. There are a myriad of opportunities and resources for those wishing to get more involved from student-led clubs to the Sustainability Council and green alumni organizations.
The Brown Family Environmental Center (BFEC) is a 500-acre preserve located in the Kokosing River valley of central Ohio. Our mission: to conserve natural diversity and engage people of all ages with nature. The BFEC also provides opportunities for education and research. Learn more at bfec.kenyon.edu.
The Kenyon Farm located on Zion Rd. is a farm center with the goal of promoting sustainable agriculture, educating students about farm life, and raising awareness about local foods. From basil to zucchini and goats to chickens, students are welcome to make their way down to the farm to help harvest crops or play with the animals. Find out more at kenyon.edu/kenyon-farm.
The Philander Chase Conservancy works to conserve open space and important natural habitats in a five-mile radius surrounding Kenyon College. The conservancy works with farmers, landowners, environmental groups and government agencies to ensure the rural character of the surrounding area is maintained. Learn more at kenyon.edu/pchase.
ECO is a student-run organization that focuses on environmental initiatives on campus and works to create an environmentally friendly culture at Kenyon. ECO helped organize the 2019 Community for Climate Conference on campus, as well as Kenyon’s Climate Strike. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The Kenyon Land Lords focus on service learning through hands-on conservation work and learning about the ecology and science of conservation practices. This includes assisting the Brown Family Environmental Center by managing invasive plant species, blazing trails and completing necessary construction projects. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Sustainability Council is a collection of faculty, staff, and students working towards engaging our community with the task of reducing Kenyon’s footprint on the planet. The Council provides a venue to discuss ideas and to coordinate projects and initiatives. Contact Director of Green Initiatives David Heithaus at email@example.com for more information or visit the Sustainability Council Facebook page.
Lee Kane '74 and Meryl Brott '91 founded Kenyon Green Alumni, an affinity group for graduates with a professional interest in the environment. It provides networking opportunities assists Kenyon students building environmental careers and advances environmental stewardship at the College. Contact Meryl Brott at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.