As a community dedicated to higher learning and honor, Reed is also actively pursuing goals of sustainability and environmental responsibility.
Sustainability committee (an association of students, faculty, and staff) is actively seeking to address sustainability concerns of the student body and the wider Reed community, to fix unsustainable practices, and to establish a more robust discourse on environmental stewardship. Committee member and Student Body Vice President, Rennie Meyers, is focusing student attention and leading this conversation on campus.
Commons, our campus dining hall, is an exemplar of these sustainability efforts, much to the delight of the student body.
Reed’s Environmental Studies program leads the conversation on sustainability within the academic sphere. Through interdisciplinary study, environmental studies majors can come to holistically understand the environment.
Situated in a lush and thriving ecosystem, Reed foregrounds environmental concerns and asks students to deeply examine the ways in which we interact with the natural world.