The Patrick '61 and Marcelle Leahy Center for the Environment

Developing environmentally conscious citizens as leaders, advocates, scientists, artists, humanitarians, thinkers & business people.

Our Mission

Through research, contemplation, and action, the Center for the Environment strives to...

Prepare students to think and act critically and creatively by combining their intellectual pursuits with immersive experiences to tackle the world’s most complex issues as environmental leaders - locally and globally.

Evolve the culture of sustainability on campus and in our community to have a social impact and leave a legacy for future generations.

Foster connection between students and career experts to create career exposure and structure learning experiences such that students leave with essential workforce skills, career preparedness, and purpose.

We Teach, Learn, and Steward

We envision the C4E as a hub. A place to engage. A place to grow. A place to find purpose and make an impact.

Environmental Education

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A man waters a tree at the Farm at Saint Michael's College.

Ecological Restoration

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Farm & Food

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St. Michael’s College promotional photos. 
Photo By Bear Cieri

Environmental Analysis

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About Us

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In Our Living Laboratories

Across six classrooms to impact the greater SMC and VT communities. Exploration of these areas happen in the traditional classrooms and our campus-wide living laboratory.

After collecting the cameras, students head back up a snowy hill in the Natural Area on Feb. 13.

The Natural Area

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Mark Lubkowitz, left, and Valerie Bang-Jensen, in the Teaching Gardens earlier in their years of collaboration back in 2013. The top image behind the headline shows Mark researching corn with a collaborator a few years ago.

The Teaching, Pollinator, and Tree Nursery Gardens

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The Farm

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Student Opportunities

Connections with the greater community expand students’ access to an immersive learning experiences.

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February 15, 2024

Student Spotlight: Nicholas Wracker ’26

The Student Spotlight Series is a new feature to highlight Saint Michael’s students’ lives in all corners of campus. Students’ answers have been lightly edited for style and clarity.    Nicholas […]

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December 1, 2023

Thinkers, strategists and activists gather for ecological change

Saint Michael’s community members helped envision the role that higher education can play in climate justice and examine other important questions during the inaugural event for the newly named Patrick […]

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