Welcome to the Larry J. Bell ’80 Center for Environmental Stewardship!

The Center for Environmental Stewardship was officially started in 2019 with a generous grant from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. The Center infuses sustainability and environmental themes across the curriculum; increases opportunities for students to conduct mentored research and community programming; and better utilizes the Lillian Anderson Arboretum as a learning lab for the liberal arts.

The goals of the Center for Environmental Stewardship include the following:

  • Increase the College’s ability to produce scientifically literate and civically engaged graduates by infusing sustainability and environmental stewardship education across the curriculum;
  • Enable a greater number of students to incorporate sustainability and environmental themes into their scholarly and creative work;
  • Build on existing assets to strengthen the College’s academic, co-curricular and community engagement initiatives that build capacity for responsible resource management and sustainable development practices; and
  • Increase the effectiveness of the Kalamazoo College Lillian Anderson Arboretum as an accessible learning laboratory for the liberal arts.

Interested in supporting the Center for Environmental Stewardship in the future? Contact the Kalamazoo College Development Office!