World of Environmental Sustainability

This World is designed for incoming freshmen who are interested in the environment and sustainable living. All majors are welcome to apply!

Click here to view the World of Environmental Sustainability brochure!


As a member of the World of Environmental Sustainability you will live with other incoming freshmen who share your interest in the environment. This means you can study together, attend social and co-curricular programming together, and have a supportive network of peers right from the start. Friendships form quickly in L-LCs!


The World of Environmental Sustainability will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year, and attend sustainability themed events together.

Fall 2016 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Environmental Sustainability
AHIS 158: The World in the 20th Century

Spring 2017 L-LC Courses
Your spring L-LC courses, which you will take together as a community, will be finalized mid-fall. Seats will be reserved for you in each designated L-LC course.

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Leading the Campus Local Food Movement
  • Farm-to-Table & Local Iron Chef Events
  • Social gatherings with your L-LC friends
  • Visiting local sustainable farms and homs
  • Sustainability Trivia Night
  • Campus Heritage Garden Program 
  • Campus energy conservation initiatives


As a member of an L-LC you will have a built-in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you remain an active member in your L-LC throughout your freshman year, you could be a World Ambassador your sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly lunches in your own dining hall!
World of Environmental Sustainability Lead Faculty: Professor Gary Kleppel, Professor Mary Ellen Mallia
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Wednesdays 12:35pm - 1:30pm

Academic Advisor: Danielle Vassi

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of Environmental Sustainability is open to all majors!