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Students Organized for the Protection of the Environment

SOPE is a student organization dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and activism at Carleton and in the greater Northfield community. Every week we meet Wednesday night at 9 in Sayles 251 for discussion and action while working towards our goal of helping to increase environmental stewardship and sustainability in the world around us.


The co-presidents of SOPE for 2015 are Brent Murcia '16, Eric Tallman '17, and Natalie Jacobson '18.

Wind Turbine

Pictured above: Carleton’s 1.65 megawatt industrial wind turbine—the concept and support for which came from students. 

Our past projects have included Earth Week and Green Wars preparation and organization, Adopt-A-River, Green Bikes, composting, and collaborating with our peers across the state and the nation. We also send students to various regional and national environmental conferences across the country- in April 2011 we sent a group of students to the Power Shift conference in Washington, DC and hope to attend another conference this spring.



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