Sustainability at Wilson
Wilson College has a long track record with regard to its commitment to environmental science and sustainability. Since 1994, Wilson has housed the Fulton Center for Sustainability Studies, which provides a wide range of projects and programming aimed at furthering education about sustainable practices and lifestyles. The Fulton Center is educting students of all ages for humane stewardship of our communitites and our world
FCSS operates the seven-acre USDA Certified Organic Fulton Farm, which grows vegetables through Certified Naturally Grown methods and offers them to the College community and the community-at-large through its Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. In addition, FCSS oversees the Robyn Van En Center, which houses a national database of CSAs and provides information, advice and guidance to a wide range of people all over the world about the promise of CSAs as a way to reconnect people to farmers and preserve small, family farms.
In January 2009, Wilson opened the Harry R. Brooks Complex for Science, Mathematics and Technology, the first LEED certified building in Franklin County, PA.
Former Wilson College President Lorna Duphiney Edmundson had further expanded the College’s commitment to sustainability in 2007 by becoming a charter signatory of the American Association of Colleges and University Presidents Climate Commitment, which pledges to sharply reduce and eventually eliminate all of the college’s global warming emissions, and accelerate the research and educational efforts to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate.
Helpful External Links
Certified Naturally Grown
Department of Environmental Protection
Environmental Studies Department
PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture)
Sustainable Energy Fund of Central Eastern Pennsylania