From Tumbling Compost to Riding Bikes, How Williams-Mystic Students Live Sustainably

How do you make community living at Williams-Mystic more eco-friendly? Our student-led Sustainability Council has some answers in their new video, which they developed to introduce future students to sustainable living.

Students drive the Sustainability Council’s initiatives, which include composting, adopting reusable grocery bags, and installing energy use monitors in Williams-Mystic offices and student housing. Sustainability is already implicit in our curriculum; it’s impossible to study the ocean and not confront issues such as microplastic pollution, sea level rise, and climate change. But by implementing practices like the ones in this video, students hope to demonstrate that even small alterations to routines or mindsets can change the environment for the better.

Check out this video to learn more about their initiatives (and catch some glimpses of our campus)!