Red = Green Sustainability at Fairfield

sl_g_hunger_cleanup5Ready to work towards a greener campus and build habits that will lead to a greener life? Whether you're a student, faculty, staff, alumni, or neighbor, there are ways you can be part of the green movement on Fairfield's campus. Check out your options below.

Leaders for Environmental Action at Fairfield (LEAF)

From Earth Week planning to trash audits, you can support a number of different student-led sustainability initiatives throughout the year. LEAF continuously hosts movie screenings, lectures, petitions, campus clean-ups, and dumpster dives. Contact LEAF at to learn more.

green_garden_lunch_10Organic Garden

An on-campus garden was installed in the summer of 2010 and is maintained and cared for by student, faculty, and staff volunteers. We donate a portion of our harvest to the Connecticut Food Bank through our participation in Harvest Now, a non-profit organization linking garden communities with local food banks. The rest of our harvest is distributed to both the Jesuit and student cafeterias, helping educate the entire community about hyper-local food and the importance of eating in season. We can always use more help tending the garden, so contact if you're interested, or co-directors Jen Klug at and Tod Osier at

green_ss_recycling_smSingle Stream Recyling

Fairfield University moved to a single stream recycling process in 2011. Single stream recycling means that all recyclables can be placed in the same bin - paper, cardboard, aluminum, glass, plastics. Once the items reach the processing plant, they are separated by type and recycled via various heating and melting processes. This system ensures that all Fairfield students can learn to adopt enviro-friendly recyling habits during their four years on campus! Learn more — see what is recyclable at-a-glance, and go into the details.


As of December, 2014, Environmental Studies is an academic major within the College of Arts and Sciences. Visit the webpage for more details.


Whatever your major, you may wish to choose an internship that works towards a greener earth. If you're interested in a hands-on work experience for a company or organization involved in environmental science, policy, economics, or law, check out the internship possibilities.

Study Abroad

Want to see a little more of the world you're protecting? Fairfield offers environment-focused study abroad programs - with more on the way. Check out our Nicaragua pogram.

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