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Sustainability Across the Curriculum, & Living Laboratory Education

Carleton has recently named sustainability across the curriculum an institutional priority and has committed to deepening living laboratory experiences on campus and in our community. This will mean new resources to support sustainability education and experiential opportunities for students.

Student Opportunities

Are you interested in learning volunteer opportunities, student leadership opportunities, or networking opportunities in sustainability? Do you want to be looped into student sustainability action? Join our interest list, or reach out to the sustainability office to collaborate ( Our office also hires 8-12 sustainability assistants and 2-4 farm interns every year.

Campus Community

Let us know what you are doing to advance climate action or how we can spread the word about your upcoming sustainability events. We’re happy to share exciting things that are happening in sustainability (

Sustainability Revolving Fund

The Sustainability Revolving Fund (SRF) supports student-initiated projects that reduce Carleton’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Currently, SRF projects must also lead to monetary savings. The Sustainability Revolving Fund was created when Carleton College agreed to match a donation made by the Carleton Students Association (CSA) and the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC). Jim Haughn (class of ’83) raised donations from his class by riding his bike 800 miles from Toledo, Ohio to his Carleton Class Reunion in Northfield. “Jim’s Bright Idea” raised nearly $14,000 additional dollars. The SRF is not currently active while we explore models to expand participation in sustainability solutions projects.

Submit a SRF application

Information for students interested in applying for funding.

SRF Charter 

Detailed information about the SRF

Student Environmental & Justice Organizations

Student Organizations: 

Northfield Community Organizations

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