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 Sustainable New York brochure!


As a member of an L-LC you will have a built-in community of friends and colleagues right from the start by living in the same hall and taking classes together! 

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 Sustainable New York Lead Faculty: Professor Kendra Smith-Howard and Professor Mary Ellen Mallia
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Fridays12:35pm - 1:30pm

Academic Advisor: TBD

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 Sustainable New York is open to all majors! 

What does the World of Sustainable New York do?

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

Fall 2017 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Sustainable New York
History 290: Topics in American History

Spring 2018 L-LC Courses
Writing and Critical Inquiry 110
Environmental Sciences 105/106: Introduction to Environmental Sciences (optional)

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 homes
  • Sustainability Trivia Night
  • Campus Heritage Garden Program
  • Campus energy conservation initiatives