Student Project

Students often do the research that leads to positive sustainability changes on campus. Some classes have final projects that focus on such research.

Many of the projects on this page are from the “Renewable Energy and the Sustainable Campus” course. Others are campus-sustainability summer research, Eco Advisor projects, or projects from other courses. Another set of resources are the student papers from the CES website, which you can find at http://ces.williams.edu/publications/student-papers/class-papers/

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this liberal arts institution, projects/papers in many classes can be sustainability-related.

Have a project you worked on that you’d like to add to this website, email us.

Drawdown Solutions for New England Institutions of Higher Education
Russell, Daniel
Summer Intern, Summer 2018

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The Case for Increasing Garden Accessibility in Williams’ LBC Environmental Center
Onubogu, Ivana
Summer Intern, Summer 2018

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Researching Green Building Initiatives: Dorm Thermal Comfort, Sustainable Building Planning, Envi Center Tours
Chester, Evan
Zilkha Summer Internship, Summer 2018

Final Presentation link


Carbon Offsets: Potential Biodiversity Impacts and Recommendations
Banks, Adrienne; Bardong, Liam; Sullivan, Shauna; Dory, Sean; DuBois, Astrid; Elder, Emily; Smith, Rebecca; Martin, Laura,
Envi 252: Biodiversity and Climate Change, Spring 2018

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Increasing Outdoor Recycling
Ticknor, Emma
Eco-Advisor Project, Spring 2018

Final Project


Forward Food Experience: Plant-Based Culinary Training for Dining Staff
DuBois, Astrid
Eco-Advisor Project, Spring 2018

Video link


Greening Clark Hall: Assessing the Cost of Energy Efficiency
Caplin, Bennett
Geos 206, Fall 2017

Final Project


Food Waste Reduction at Williams College: A Look at LeanPath
Khilnani, Calla
Geos 206, Fall 2017

Final Project (View Google Doc)


Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: What Happens Outside of the Dining Halls?
Munoz, Jessica
Geos 206, Fall 2017

Final Project (View Google Doc)


Ways to Increase Diversion Rates at Williams College
Vo, Phuong
Geos 206, Fall 2017

Final Project (View Google Doc)


Living Up to the Challenge? Williams College and its Pursuit of the Living Building Challenge
Khosla, Yuv Vir
Geos 206, Fall 2016

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Composting on Campus: Does it make sense for Williams to start its own on-campus composting operation?
Wynn, Tyra
Geos 206, Fall 2016

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Impact Investing: Creating a Sustainable Future for the Williams College Endowment
Guest, Thomas Luke
Geos 206, Fall 2016

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Solar Power Investment at Williams
Rosen, Ben
Geos 206, Fall 2016

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Wind Power at Williams
Romero, Abel
Geos 206, Fall 2016

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Expanding Composting at Williams
Rampone, Abby
Geos 206, Fall 2016

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A Greener Gladden: A study of electrical waste in Gladden House
Morris, Mitch
Geos 206, Fall 2016

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A Step Past Meatless Mondays: Increasing Vegan/Vegetarian Food Accessibility at Williams
Mattana, Phoebe
Geos 206, Fall 2016

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The Psychology of Sustainability: An analysis of the psychological phenomena that can affect sustainable behavior
Johnson, Kristen
Geos 206, Fall 2016

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An Assessment of the Sustainability Initiatives of Horn Hall
Jean-Michel, Didier
Geos 206, Fall 2016

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Eco Art: Changing Behavior and Promoting Sustainability at Williams College
Davis, Jordan
Geos 206, Fall 2016

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Geothermal Feasibility at New Garfield House
Hoffman, Ross
Geos 206, Fall 2016

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What Does it Really Mean to Reduce “Industrial Beef?”
Hibbard, Lizzy
Geos 206, Fall 2016

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Considering Possible Campus Heating Solutions: A look at how to manage carbon neutrality with respect to the largest energy consumer on the Williams College Campus
Gowen, Samuel
Geos 206, Fall 2016

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Building a Lasting, Impactful Green Revolving Fund
Fong, Elliott
Geos 206, Fall 2016

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