Recycling at Hamilton

Student-Led Activities

The Hamilton Environmental Group, HEAG, is a student-run environmental advocacy group. We hold weekly meetings to discuss and solve environmental issues. Our mission is to inspire Hamilton to become a green campus – a campus that uses sustainable energy, recycles, and is aware of its environmental impact. The main goals and responsibilities of HEAG are organizing Green Week, creating a dorm energy competition based on Hamilton's energy dashboard, and supporting the use of composting on campus. For more information about HEAG, e-mail heag@hamilton.edu

The Hamilton College Community Farm creates a forum where knowledge of food and agriculture is intentionally cultivated to strengthen the relationship between the Hamilton Community and the land that supports us. ‘By mixing our labor with the land’ we take ownership of Hamilton as a place as well as an experience. The place becomes home and the experience becomes more grounded and shared. For more information, click here!

The purposes of the Farmer's Guild of Hamilton College will be as follows: to educate the Hamilton College community about sustainable agriculture; to provide a hands-on opportunity to have a direct connection to its food in its earliest and most natural form; to connect the diverse interests of the student body to the root of its food; to positively connect with the surrounding Oneida Community by giving sustainably grown healthy food to local food pantries; to provide year-round student presence for the Hamilton College Community Farm; and to spark student interest about sustainability on and off campus. For more information, please contact Eren Shultz.

The Slow Food Chapter at Hamilton will work to connect Hamilton students to the food that they eat and the land that it comes from. The organization will work to raise campus awareness in food issues on-campus and promote the celebration of food as a cornerstone of pleasure, culture and community. Slow Food will advocate local farmers and artisans, protect biodiversity, promote foods that are locally and seasonally grow, and perform educational outreach within the community. Slow Food Hamilton College is also sponsoring Hamilton's Real Food Challenge campaign, a national initiative to transform college and university food purchasing to support more food that is local/community-based, fair, ecologically sound, and humane. For more information, please contact Lauren DeGennaro.

Since 2007, the Woolcott Cooperative, more commonly referred to as the Co-Op,  has provided upperclass students a unique communal living option.  By living in the Co-Op, students are committed to reducing their environmental impact by supporting local and organic food production. Each student is obligated to complete five hours of chores per week, ranging from preparing the daily family-style dinner, cleaning the fully equipped kitchen, composting, to stocking the refrigerators with food from local farmers and vendors.