Beth Bennett ’07 (Fair Oaks, California) is co-president of the Student Organization for the Protection of the Environment, a group determined to bringing waste composting to the Carleton dining halls. "College is one of the times when we have the ability to change our surroundings," Bennet says. "Why wouldn’t students take advantage of that?"
Gifts in support of facilities: $90 million
Spaces that are vacated due to the relocation of departments and classrooms into new arts facilities will require renovation to support their changed purposes. Other academic buildings require the addition of computer and multimedia technology to adapt to current pedagogies.
A focus on sustainability will provide opportunities for Carleton to further implement viable campus environmental initiatives while integrating rigorous study of environmental issues across the curriculum. Support for the environmental and technology studies program and the arboretum will increase student and faculty engagement with global sustainability initiatives and make permanent the funding sources for those vital programs.