The Environmental Cooperative and the Office of Sustainability oversee the Ecoleaders program. Ecoleaders take meaningful action on campus and beyond while learning valuable change-making skills. Recent EcoLeader experiences have included creating pollinator gardens, installing bat houses, and touring sustainable sites around the Hudson Valley. Academic credit is available from the Office of Community Engaged Learning for EcoLeaders.
All EcoLeader events are open to the entire student population. Please subscribe to the EcoLeader listserv for information on all upcoming events.
Vassar Bike and DIY Repair Shop
The Vassar Bike and DIY Repair Shop, located in the basement of Strong House, offers free to low cost bike repair services to Vassar and the Poughkeepsie community.
Vassar SEED (Students for Equitable Environmental Decisions)
Vassar’s Students for Equitable Environmental Decisions (SEED) is an environmental group on campus that aims to further sustainability and environmental justice goals through activism, advocacy, and helping increase communication transparency between students, faculty, and administration. They also work with CASC (The Climate Action and Sustainability Committee) in the administration to advocate for dramatic sustainability reform on campus.
Vassar Greens pursue environmental and social justice through action-based campaigns such as the Free Market, Zero-Waste, and encouraging lifestyle changes that create a lasting impact.