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.