We envision our campus as a sustainability pedagogical opportunity, a chance to infuse sustainability across our curriculum and provide applied, real-world sustainability experiences for students. These “Living Learning Labs” merge academics and campus spaces to provide students with real-world skills and, in some cases, a path to help meet our sustainability goals. We maintain a number of different Living Learning Labs, including a tidal wetland wastewater treatment facility (The Living Machine), a five-acre solar farm, a campus organic practice farm (Furman Farm), a former Japanese temple (Place of Peace), a replica of Thoreau’s cabin, a 28-acre campus lake, and a sustainability student fellows program, among others.

5000
gallons of wastewater the Living Machine can process a day
120
annual visitors to the solar farm
52
tons of compost generated from food waste