Look in any direction from campus onto the rolling hills of the Kokosing River valley and you can’t help but admire and respect nature and all of its wonders.

We take seriously the care and preservation of the wide-open spaces that surround Kenyon. Part of doing right for our planet means being connected—to the local farmers who supply our dining hall, to the rural communities where you’ll work and volunteer, to a sustainability ethos that encompasses your coursework, and to energy conservation on campus. 

Working to Protect Our Environment

Green-minded student interns focus on five areas of sustainability: compost and recycling, communications, carbon emission reporting, carbon offsetting and outreach and events.

A Place to Learn and Reflect

A true leaf-peeper’s paradise, the Brown Family Environmental Center sits on a picturesque 500-acre preserve and serves a living laboratory for Kenyon students and the community.

Pastoral Meets Academic

Less than a mile from campus, a group of student farmers experience the full cycle of farming, including planting and harvesting crops for our dining hall, as well as raising turkeys, goats and chickens.

“Climate change is really the issue of our lifetimes and of the next generation’s as well. Educational institutions have a particularly important role to take the lead in this as a model and an example of what can be done.”     

President Sean Decatur

Promoting a Sense of Well-Being

The Philander Chase Conservancy works with local farmers and landowners, conservation groups, and local and state governments to conserve open space and other important habitats in our communities.

A student-driven initiative aims for campus carbon neutrality within decades.