Environmental studies at Marlboro College just got even greener. Following the receipt of a generous grant from the M.A.C. Foundation (Margaret A. Cargill Foundation) last summer, faculty announced a range of funding opportunities available to support environmental initiatives at the college. A total of $183,000 will be spent, from spring 2012 through the 2013-2014 academic year, on initiatives ranging from student internships to a speaker series. One of the goals of the M.A.C. Foundation is to “preserve and promote sustainable use of the environment,” and it is on this basis that Marlboro received funding in support of environmental initiatives.
Environmental studies faculty, working with several students and staff members, have developed categories that will receive funding and earmarked amounts for each purpose. Of particular interest to students will be:
· Student internships or fieldwork to gain experience in environmental fields
· Research support for student projects with an environmental focus
· Environmental conferences and workshops for students
· Student-led initiatives that enhance sustainability on campus
The faculty looks forward to applications from the community for projects that will support and expand Marlboro’s environmental focus. For a complete list of programs supported by the M.A.C. grant and information on how to apply, go to Grants.