NS-0318: Sustainable Hampshire

Hampshire College has joined the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment with the goal to become "climate neutral" by eliminating or neutralizing all of our greenhouse gas emissions. Students in this class will further develop specific energy conservation strategies to attain this goal. We will focus on raising energy awareness across the campus and reducing energy use through behavioral changes and innovative technical solutions. We will start by learning about the current energy use and carbon emissions of the Hampshire College campus. We will then investigate existing energy conservation measures that can be used at Hampshire as well as invent new ones. Students will research, develop, implement, and evaluate their energy conservation projects over the course of the semester.