Why environmental studies?


Get real / The environmental studies program at Roanoke gives students the opportunity to explore real-world solutions for a sustainable world.

Get connected / Students examine the many interconnected factors that shape environmental realities-including the natural sciences, culture, economics, resource management and politics. Further, they are encouraged to consider their own place in the mix and how their actions can create significant change.

Get out there / The environmental program takes students far beyond the traditional classroom. 

Watch this video about Lea Lupkin when she was a student at Roanoke. She is now the Sustainability Program Coordinator at GreenerU. 


Greening Roanoke College's campus

Greening Roanoke College's campus

“One of the most important aspects of going green is simply the amount of energy that will be saved,” says Cassandra Lord ’10. “This is not only good for the environment, but it is also something that will be monetarily beneficial in the long run.”

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"When I researched various options for college, Roanoke's environmental program was light years ahead of what other schools offered. The professors were wonderful. So much of my time was spent outdoors; it really opened up my mind for different ways of learning."

-Whitney Sorge, Park Ranger, Kerr Lake State Recreation Area


Classic Conversion: Roanoke students transform 1939 Pontiac into electric-powered vehicle

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