The Patrick '61 and Marcelle Leahy Center for the Environment

Developing environmentally conscious citizens as leaders, advocates, scientists, artists, humanitarians, thinkers & business people.

Our Mission

Through research, contemplation, and action, the Center for the Environment strives to...

Prepare students to think and act critically and creatively by combining their intellectual pursuits with immersive experiences to tackle the world’s most complex issues as environmental leaders - locally and globally.

Evolve the culture of sustainability on campus and in our community to have a social impact and leave a legacy for future generations.

Foster connection between students and career experts to create career exposure and structure learning experiences such that students leave with essential workforce skills, career preparedness, and purpose.

We Teach, Learn, and Steward

We envision the C4E as a hub. A place to engage. A place to grow. A place to find purpose and make an impact.

Environmental Education

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A man waters a tree at the Farm at Saint Michael's College.

Ecological Restoration

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Sustainability

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Farm & Food

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St. Michael’s College promotional photos. 
Photo By Bear Cieri

Environmental Analysis

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About Us

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In Our Living Laboratories

Across six classrooms to impact the greater SMC and VT communities. Exploration of these areas happen in the traditional classrooms and our campus-wide living laboratory.

After collecting the cameras, students head back up a snowy hill in the Natural Area on Feb. 13.

The Natural Area

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Mark Lubkowitz, left, and Valerie Bang-Jensen, in the Teaching Gardens earlier in their years of collaboration back in 2013. The top image behind the headline shows Mark researching corn with a collaborator a few years ago.

The Teaching, Pollinator, and Tree Nursery Gardens

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The Farm

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Student Opportunities

Connections with the greater community expand students’ access to an immersive learning experiences.

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May 10, 2024

Saint Michael’s community celebrates Class of 2024 with Senior Awards Brunch

Saint Michael’s hosted its annual Senior Awards Brunch on May 9 to recognize the students in the Class of 2024, faculty and staff who have had a significant impact on […]

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May 2, 2024

Saint Michael’s hosts an Earth Week extravaganza

The Patrick ’61 and Marcelle Leahy Center for the Environment led an Earth Week extravaganza for Saint Michael’s, giving the College community plenty of opportunities to get their hands dirty. […]

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June 17, 2024

Pre-Orientation Welcome Program

The Class of 2028 has a chance incoming students, connect with Saint Michael’s and participate in lots of fun games and activities as part of POW (Pre-Orientation Welcome Program).

June 21, 2024

Pre-Orientation Welcome Program

The Class of 2028 has a chance incoming students, connect with Saint Michael’s and participate in lots of fun games and activities as part of POW (Pre-Orientation Welcome Program).

July 2, 2024

Salad Days

Join us June 11, July 2, July 23, and August 13 from 11:45am-1:00pm for our annual Salad Day Events. Bring your own bowl/plate, utensils, and napkin. We’ll supply the farm fresh food and good times. We’re excited to be hosting these events with the help of DEC, HR, IT, MOVE, Purposeful Learning, and Student Life.

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