About CEEDS

With environmental sustainability an increasingly dominant issue of our day, The Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS) exists with one purpose- to graduate women who excel at integrating knowledge across disciplines in support of environmental decisions and action. We meet this goal in a variety of ways, from connecting students to green initiatives and academic pursuits to supporting faculty who desire to deepen their understanding of salient environmental issues of today.

We are located on the garden level of Wright Hall. Come visit our space to learn about green initiatives happening around campus, read the newspaper or a magazine article among our ever growing plant collection, or get some studying in.

Our hours are 8am to 4pm Monday-Friday, but you can often find other events happening here in the evenings and on weekends. Check out our calendar of events to learn more about environment focused activities taking place on campus and in the greater five-college area.

Our commitment to collaboration is evident in our team located within CEEDS. We house the Office of Campus Sustainability, faculty from the Geosciences and Landscape Studies programs, liaisons from the Environmental Science and Policy Program, and the people behind both the Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station and our environmental monitoring initiatives. With so many perspectives existing right here, we can’t help but see environmental connections spanning all areas of Smith!

We continue to develop and grow many exciting programs and we hope you will be a part of our efforts!

If you have a general question regarding CEEDS please contact Joanne Benkley, Assistant Director, at (413) 585-3951.

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