The Sustainable Design Program explores and applies design theories, concepts, principles, and approaches to enhance understandings regarding the sustainability of a wide range of human derived and natural systems. Using the campus as a living learning laboratory, and drawing upon diverse design disciplines and traditions, projects in this area investigate multiple, interrelated themes such as material cycles, energy, landscapes, built environment, and sustainability metrics/assessment. The program emphasizes design collaborations among students, faculty and staff, toward the realization of sustainable design projects that serve simultaneously as tools for ongoing research, teaching and learning.

Signature projects and activities include

  • Sustainable Energy and Ecological Design Projects (SEED Projects)
  • Sustainability assessment projects
  • Bucknell's annual sustainability symposium
  • Renewable Energy Scholars 
  • Design for climate neutrality (in conjunction with the Presidents Climate Commitment)
  • Sustainable design internships, research projects, and courses

For more information please contact

Dina El-Mogazi, Director, Sustainable Design Program 570.577.1265

For more background on the Sustainable Design Program (formerly known as the Campus Greening Initative), please see:


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