Greenbelt Housing

Greenbelt Community

The Greenbelt Engaged Living Community (cabins by the lake) is a residential living-learning community intended to foster sustainable living and lifestyle choices among the fifteen student residents. Students in the program live in one of two recently renovated, state of the art, eco-friendly cabins (The Cottage and The Cabin) that are outfitted with a variety of sustainability features including solar thermal hot water, solar tube lighting, and smart home technology for real time energy and water use monitoring. The community also has its own community garden and outdoor patio / classroom.

Focused on sustainable living and leadership, our one-year program is intended not only to promote sustainable lifestyles, but also to empower students to contribute to sustainability initiatives on campus. Residents take a one-credit course each semester to learn about and explore sustainable living, and develop, design, and implement sustainability projects on campus.

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The Learning Experience

Residents come together as a community through active participation in a one-credit course each semester to explore sustainable living practices and learn how to become a sustainability leader and change maker on our campus.

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The Living Experience

If you're passionate about reducing your environmental footprint and advocating for sustainability, our community is the right fit for you.​

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The Student Experience

Find out what our students who live in the Greenbelt have to say about their experiences.

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We welcome applications from rising sophomores who are interested in being a part of this sustainability community, leading our society toward a more sustainable future, and becoming catalysts for positive change.​

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