Environmental Leaders ARC

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When you join the Environmental Leaders community, you get to live and learn with peers who share your enthusiasm for the environment and social justice. You will live together in the same hall while exploring sustainability through course work, campus activities, and ARC opportunities such as the Green Beans leadership team, a reading group, gardening in our plot in the Grove Garden, and more. The program begins with an orientation camping trip where you will get to know your peers and engage with specific sustainability topics such as food and farming, environmental justice, or biking and sustainable transportation. During this trip you will explore Eugene’s quirky corners and the natural world beyond campus with student leaders and other mentors.

Our planet is precious and our environmental problems are complex. Solving them requires the passion and talents of planners and designers, engineers and scientists, legal experts and policy makers, energy experts and farmers, inventors and entrepreneurs, artists and communicators, and those willing to advocate for social justice and the needs of non-human species. How will you make a difference?

Self Tour

Orientation Trip

Before the school year begins, camp, hike, farm, bike, and more with other environmental leaders.

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Young women standing in front of their Companion Planting research poster.


Explore complex environmental problems with your cohort.

Students sharing a meal.


Build a strong community of environmental leaders by living alongside other students dedicated to environmental causes.


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