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

The Environmental Stewardship Center 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 Environmental Stewardship Center 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.