A Living Laboratory
Our new building, which also houses the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, has wonderful indoor and outdoor gathering spaces for students, faculty and staff as well as many student environmental groups. We plan to use the building as a laboratory for improving our understanding of energy and water conservation.
An Environmental Community Gathering
Student organizations, faculty, and staff gathered in the building on February 24 for an informal open-house. They explored the new building, ate desserts, and listened to the serenades of the Octet, a campus a cappella group, celebrating together this remarkable environmental achievement on campus.
The Class of 1966 Environmental Center is open seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day and is meant as an open space for the Williams environmental community to meet, collaborate, and study together. All are welcome to visit!
The Environmental Studies Program
The Center for Environmental Studies (CES) is one of the oldest environmental programs at a liberal arts college and now encompasses two majors—one in environmental policy and the other in environmental science—and a concentration in environmental studies. The program is interdisciplinary and includes hands-on learning as well as theoretical research.