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Meet three students advancing sustainability efforts across campus

Three students share about their work and inspiration to expand sustainability at Stanford.

In classrooms and research labs across Stanford, a record number of students are learning how to address some of the most pressing environmental challenges of today. But outside of their academic pursuits, students are also engaging with climate solutions directly on campus. These efforts – whether through fellowships, volunteer opportunities, student staff positions, or personal passion projects – help advance the university’s climate goals while providing tangible experience for future leaders in sustainability.

In honor of Earth Day, we spoke with a few of the students involved in integrating sustainability into the culture, operations, and ecosystems of Stanford. Here’s a closer look at their impact and inspiration.

Emily Blackwell

Emily Blackwell smiling at a table outside in the Science and Engineering Quad

Channeling her passion for community building, Emily Blackwell connects groups across campus to improve sustainable practices at events and beyond.

Acacia Lynch

Acacia Lynch smiling at the O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm with the barn in the background

Acacia Lynch is enthusiastic about farming, food systems, and inviting others into these efforts in the field and the classroom.

Mitchell Zimmerman

Mitchell Zimmerman sitting on a low tree branch with Lake Lagunita in the background

With a love of animals and a dedication to climate issues, Mitchell Zimmerman stewards the ecosystems across Stanford’s land for an impact that’s as widespread as it is personal.

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