We like to say "sustainability is everybody's job". You can be involved with sustainability efforts at Lawrence through committee participation, student organizations, themed housing, and individual efforts!

Student Organizations

  • Greenfire
  • Lawrence University Food Recovery Network
  • LU Environmental Organization
  • Outdoor Recreation Club
  • SLUG
  • Bird and Nature Club

Themed Housing

Lawrence's small group housing program provides students with an opportunity to take an active role in their residential experience by engaging in a community of individuals with common educational or co-curricular interests. Commit to living a more sustainable lifestyle on campus by joining a themed house with a focus on sustainability.

  • SLUG - SLUG grows fresh produce for the Lawrence community using sustainable agricultural methods in the garden, orchard, and apiary. Members of the SLUG house value local, sustainable organic food and cook meals together.
  • Greenfire - Greenfire seeks to educate the Lawrence Community about sustainability, to advocate for environmental justice, and to promote environmental policy. Members of the Greenfire loft value local, sustainable and organic food and cook meals together once a week.
  • Co-Op House - The McCarthy Co-operative is determined to lessen its environmental footprint, most specifically through the purchasing of local and organic foods. Members of the Co-Op cook all of their own meals.

Sustainability Committees

Sustainability Steering Committee

The Sustainability Steering Committee (SSC) is a Presidential Committee that works to instill a culture of sustainable long-range planning throughout the University by promoting sustainability in planning, development, and operation of the campus environment and facilities. The SSC recommends policies and practices which best reflect the university’s commitment to sustainability, help coordinate campus sustainability initiatives and promote a thriving, environmentally conscious community. The committee is chaired by the Sustainability Coordinator and members include faculty, staff, and students. Committee meetings are open to all!

LUCC Sustainability Committee

LUCC’s Sustainability Committee is one of the newest committees to join the student governing body. While they may be the youngest, they have mighty goals for the campus and now more than ever, our ideas can spur much needed change to revolutionize Lawrence’s relationship with our surrounding environment and community. The goal of this committee is to be a liaison between LUCC, all environment related student organizations on campus, the university’s Sustainability Steering Committee, and the greater Appleton community. They work on exciting projects such as a Carbon Neutrality, First Year Sustainability Kits, and Earth Week events. There is also a grant available to interested students to fund sustainable projects that benefit students and the community.

To join the committee and share your ideas, please reach out to Adya Kadambari (adya.kadambari@lawrence.edu) or Anders Hanhan (anders.k.hanhan@lawrence.edu) for more information.