The article examines how liberal arts colleges in the U.S. offer opportunities for developing and expanding the use of renewable energy and for promoting educational initiatives associated with community projects. Swarthmore College bought Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from Direct Energy Renewable Choice. A team from Middlebury College designed a solar-powered farmhouse.

Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2012

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2012, Association of American Colleges and Universities. This article first appeared in Liberal Education: 98:4 (2012), 22-27.

Please note that downloads of the article are for private/personal use only.