Quotes of the week:

"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money" - Cree Indian Proverb


“After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager.” - William S Burroughs


"We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do." Barbara Ward


“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” —John Muir


"We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one. There can be no 'plan B' because there is no 'planet B.'" -Ban Ki-moon


"There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm." Theodore Roosevelt


"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it's turn"

"The Earth is what we all have in common" - Wendell Berry


"The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun"- Ralph Nader


"Saving our planet,lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth... these are on of the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortage, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all."


"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings"


Residence Life Efforts

Student Ecos 

Each residence hall on campus has a Student Eco. Each Eco is a mentor who has a passion to teach, save our planet and create programs to promote sustainability. Ecos organize and implement five in-hall programs for fellow students and also participate in a science fair every semester. They work closely with the building staff when it comes to programming needs and helpful environmental improvements within Residence Life.


Program topics include:

  • Pollution
  • Wild fires
  • Green roofs
  • Reuse
  • Biofuels
  • Invasive species
  • Hemp uses