Sustainability at Reed
Other Groups & Committees
Involved with Sustainability
Reed has a number of groups and committees that are involved with issues of sustainability; here are a few.
Homestead House (Farm House)
The Homestead House, located right next to the growing Reed Farm, is for students who want to live self-sufficiently and build a strong community to revive the days of pioneers in the Willamette Valley. Homesteaders will conserve energy and resources, using wits and ingenuity to simplify and beautify their communal home. Daily activities on the Homestead will include projects and chores to improve and maintain Homestead House as well as crafts and activities to build a sense of family and community. Homesteaders will also collaborate with others on campus, hosting workshops to share skills and learn from one another. Members will be involved with the Reed Sustainable Food Project Farm, working there together to receive a daily dose of vegetables, dirt, and laughter. In return they will grow the community food systems initiative on campus and encourage responsibility for nutrition and conservation as a way of building community at Reed. Read more about the Reed Farm and the Sustainable Food Project Farm on their blog.
The Student Senate
The student senate plays a large and influential role on Reed's campus; it funds student organizations, plays a role in campus policy-making, and works with the staff to generally improve the quality of student life.
Greenboard, Reed's student environmental organization, has been striving for a sustainable campus and planet since 1994. In addition to organizing regular events like Canyon Day and the Power Struggle, Greenboard works to connect Reedies with state and national campaigns and initiate college policies that combat global warming.
Green Computing Task Force
The green computing task force advises the Chief Technology Officer on green computing strategies that Reed should adopt, and responds to green computing suggestions/inquiries made by members of the Reed community. There are a number of great green computing tips they've compiled on their website. View more info.
Green Science Project
The Green Science Project is a weekly forum for Reed College students and faculty to discuss environmental and green science in the broadest sense. Their mission is to raise awareness of scientific investigations of environmental problems and technological developments that affect the environment. View their blogsite.
Reed Bike Co-op
Reed Transportation Committee