Stephen T. Schroth & Victoria M. Romano
Allegheny College, located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, is a private liberal arts college that enrolls approximately 2,100 undergraduates who are served by 162 faculty members. Allegheny College has emphasized sustainable practices, including outreach to its surrounding community, for decades. The environmentally friendly practices adopted by Allegheny College are many. In addition to the board of trustees adopting environmental guiding principles, several programs have been created on campus to impact the surrounding environment in positive ways. Many of these programs are operated through the Center for Economic and Environmental Development (CEED) founded in 1997 to coordinate projects that both faculty and students were implementing to address local and regional sustainability issues. CEED draws upon campus leadership to enhance the success of projects that address community challenges that have faced Meadville, Crawford County, and northwestern Pennsylvania for years. CEED is governed by a director, an executive committee, and a national advisory board. Several ...