Environmental sustainability is growing

Posted on April 22, 2020 by Dana Poleski

Environmental science class

See what Earth Day (which we celebrate all month long) means to Sweet Briar as you take a video tour of the College’s current agricultural enterprises and sustainability programs across our expansive campus. The tour is led by Lisa Powell, director of the Center for Human and Environmental Sustainability and associate professor in the environmental science program. Check out how the historic train station and caboose are being used these days, as well as the 14-acre wildflower meadow, 20-hive apiary, 20-acre vineyard, 26,000-square-foot greenhouse and community garden. With these resources, our students have the opportunity to learn hands-on about sustainability, environmental science and agriculture, leading industries in Virginia.