Chancellor Hosts MA Senator Jamie Eldridge on Sustainable UMass Visit

Chancellor Introduces MA Senator Jamie Eldridge to Sustainable UMass Team

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.