Massachusetts State Senator Jamie Eldridge visited the UMass Amherst campus this winter in order to sit down with campus leadership and learn about the campus' award-winning green operations, education, and research initiatives.
The Chancellor's team of faculty, staff, and student leaders provided Senator Eldridge with a broad introduction to sustainability on the UMass campus.
The visit included presentations showcasing the campus' nationally recognized climate research efforts conducted through the Northeast Climate Science Center; the university's Integrated Concentration in Science (or iCons) program; Environmental History courses focused on changing environmental landscapes throughout the state of Massachusetts; and the school's Real Food Campus Challenge efforts to support local sustainable New England food systems.
The visit also included information on the M.S. in Sustainability Science program; award-winning green operational efforts throughout the campus; the student led co-curricular Eco-Rep and Sustainability Fellowship programs; and highlighted UMass Associate Professor Joseph Krupczynski's regional community engagement work and research in partnership with the Pioneer Valley Sustainable Knowledge Corridor.