This broad-based, multifaceted initiative promotes academic research on sustainable practices and the policies to achieve them, as well as hands-on learning experiences for Hamilton students. More than 28 faculty members participate in this Levitt Center program. Student grants related to sustainability research have covered a range of topics, including natural disasters and economic structures in China, community-supported agriculture and the economics of fossil fuels and alternative energies.
Environmental Molecular Science Initiative
With support from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, the EMSI facility has given Hamilton the capacity to use rigorous analytical methods to investigate environmental materials at the molecular level. Subjects of research include brownfields and iron-reducing bacteria.