Sustainability


Tackle climate change.  Take on environmental issues. 

Preston Bui'20, an international student from Vietnam, has dedicated his summer to the BUG.

This channel is for you if…

  • You expect to pursue a career in environmental consulting, education, engineering, law, or policy.
  • You see yourself working in community or international development activities related to climate change or natural resources. 
  • You plan on going to graduate school in environmental fields, such as environmental management, forestry, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, sustainable agriculture, or water resources management.
  • You are passionate about tackling real-world sustainability problems like food security, energy production, and access to clean water. 

Featured Resource

Students manage the Beloit Urban Garden (BUG) that produces sustainable, organic, and ecologically-sound food connections to the Beloit College campus. Working as part of a team, you will grow produce, learn how to sell it, and research how the food you grow fits into our local food ecosystem and infrastructure. BUG maximizes Wisconsin’s growing season and is designed to be aesthetically pleasing to humans and important pollinators. 

Sustainability Opportunities

Student Work

Professor Jo Ortel and Ezra Rogers’19

A Meaningful Collaboration

The first public sculpture to be erected in South Beloit, Illinois, honors the area’s Ho-Chunk heritage and the tribe’s continuing verve.

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With repurposed fabric, a strong sense of fashion, and a sewing machine, Qurat ul Ain’20 brought sustainable clothes and bags to Beloit to raise awareness about the waste of the fashion industry.

A Fashion Statement that Speaks Louder than Words

Qurat ul Aain’s interest in sustainable fashion led her to start a business with the support of Beloit’s Entrepreneurship Center and the Theatre Department’s Costume Shop.

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After Beloit

Aaron Nesser’11, designer, biologist and founding member of AlgiKnit, strives to combat the excessive materialism of the fashion industry and creates products that are stylish, functional and environmentally friendly.

Innovator

If designer and biologist Aaron Nesser’11 has his way, your next pair of tennis shoes won’t last thousands of years in a landfill.

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Events

Feb7th

Climate, CO2, and Sea Level: Past is Prologue

Woodard Distinguished Lecture on Climate Change
Keynote address by Dr. Maureen Raymo, Bruce C. Heezen/Lamont Research Professor and Director, Core Repository, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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