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Sustainability

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Eastern’s dedication to sustainability and environmental stewardship has been decades in the making. It features three fundamental, interrelated elements, including an academic arm (the Center for Sustainable Energy Studies), a public outreach operation (the Institute for Sustainable Energy) and a commitment to sustainability on campus (the Green Campus Committee and its programs).  Through this multi-pronged approach, Eastern has established itself as a national Green Campus and a leader in sustainability in Connecticut.



 

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Center for Sustainable Energy Studies

The center and an endowed chair were created in 2004 to provide students with academic programming in sustainable energy studies and related courses within the liberal arts curriculum.

Sustainable Energy Studies
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Institute for Sustainable Energy

Since 2001, the ISE has partnered with public and private entities across the state to implement practical solutions to increase sustainability. The center also collaborates with campus offices to incorporate sustainability into Eastern’s culture.

Sustainable Energy (ISE)
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A Green Campus

A commitment to carbon neutrality, LEED-certified buildings, an active recycling program, energy-efficient lighting and other systems, and the state’s largest geothermal residence hall are a few examples of Eastern’s commitment to being a green campus.

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ISE Internships

Sustainable Energy Studies students apply their classroom learning as interns at the Institute for Sustainable Energy

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Environmental Club

Students in the Environmental Club promote sustainable awareness and environmentally sound practices on campus and in the community

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Community Service

Green conscious students serve the local community by supporting organizations such as Grow Windham

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Dean’s Cup

The Dean’s Cup Energy Conservation Challenge is the annual competition challenge to see which residence hall can conserve the most energy.

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Green Theme

Students especially interested in sustainability share living space and common experiences as part of the Green Theme campus housing community.

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Institute for Sustainable Energy

Lynn Stoddard, Director

860-465-0251
Stoddardl@easternct.edu
372 High Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Mailing Address:
83 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Center for Sustainable Energy Studies

Paul Torcellini

860-465-0368
torcellinip@easternct.edu

Science Building, Room 258
85 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT 06226