The Dickinson College Campus Community
Some of our Campus Projects Include:
Living the Good Life in the Treehouse
Students who live in the Center for Sustainable Living, aka Treehouse, work to create community with one another and promote sustainable lifestyles in Pennsylvania’s first LEED-Gold college residence hall. The Treehouse hosts events for the Dickinson community that are educational or just plain fun. The inhabitants of the Treehouse are often leaders and active members of other student organizations that are helping to build strong community ties on campus.
Eco-Reps mentor fellow students about sustainable living in the residence halls and help promote a culture of sustainability. The Eco-Reps organize events and share information about campus recycling, composting, and energy conservation.
A Community of Cyclists
Bicycling is exploding on the Dickinson campus, thanks in part to the Center for Sustainability Education’s Handlebar Bicycle Co-op. A shop manager and team of volunteers provide fellow students, faculty and staff with a workspace, tools, salvaged and donated parts, and assistance with maintaining and repairing their bikes. The Handlebar also lends out Green Bikes that have been rebuilt by volunteers from reclaimed frames and parts. Through the Biking@Dickinson listserv, members share information about biking and organize rides.
Acting on Ideas
The Idea Fund, a student managed initiative, empowers students to identify and solve problems in the community by equipping and connecting them with skills, networks, and resources to effectively design and implement viable projects. Its vision is to foster a community of proactive and innovative agents of positive change.