The mission of the Sustainability Committee at Bennington College is to advance a shared sense of responsibility towards the social, economic, and environmental well being of our campus, our community, and our world. Composed of students, faculty, and staff. the committee seeks to develop a campus-wide ethic of sustainability in order to educate our community and lead by example.
The committee understands that sustainability is not a goal but a process, and intends to learn from the successes and mistakes of the past to create a more sustainable society where people live productive, dignified lives and are stewards of their communities and their natural environment.
The Committee seeks to advance this mission by:
- Advancing sustainability in College operations, academics, and campus life.
- Supporting the exploration of complex issues and the development of strategies to achieve sustainable solutions.
- Fostering collaboration between the College, the local community, and the world at large to promote a greater understanding of sustainability.
- Cultivating affection for our campus through a shared appreciation of its beauty, history, and stewardship.
The Committee also accepts and reviews proposals for sustainability projects from all members of the College community, and will provide limited financial support (when needed) for those approved for implementation.