Colby Earns Top-Three Greenest College Rating

This June, Best released its Greenest Colleges ranking and Colby finished third overall and first among NESCAC institutions. The rankings are based on the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking and Assessment Rating …

Prof. Loren McClenachan and students article published in Ecology and Society

Social benefits of restoring historical ecosystems and fisheries: alewives in Maine

Prof. Loren McClenachan, Caroline Keavney ’15, and Samantha Lovell ’16


Restoration of coastal ecosystems provides opportunities to simultaneously restore historical fisheries and ancillary ecosystem and social benefits that

Guillermo Sapaj ‘J15 Awarded Projects for Peace Grant


Guillermo Sapaj ’15  won a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant to embark on peace-building missions this summer in Chile.

Guillermo Sapaj

Sapaj’s project, “Building Climate Resilience: Empowering Children in Community-Based Conservation,” aims to promote peace in Chile’s drought-ridden Aconcagua …

ES Program Hires Faculty Fellow in Environmental Studies

McDowell photoBill McDowell grew up in New Hampshire and earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Williams College. While at Williams, Bill attended the Williams Mystic program where Dr. Jim Carlton first got him interested in understanding the impacts of invasive …

Colby Sustainability Ranking Among World’s Highest

When it comes to assessing sustainability practices, STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System) is the gold standard, and in the most recent STARS survey, Colby rated gold. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) uses