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.
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.