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Making an iconic Stanford dormitory a model of sustainability for its second century


Empowering students to wrestle intelligently with sustainability's possibilities and pitfalls

Netta Wang, Sarah Dobbins and Spencer Guo make a salad from the organic greens grown in the Roble garden

Living Sustainably in Roble and Beyond

How to get 300 undergraduates to waste less energy and water? Roble students are working to come up with strategies that are simple, effective, and fun -- and thus alluring even for people who don't consider the planet a top personal priority. This is Roble's sustainability challenge. It's also the world's.

Roble Hall Organic Teaching Garden

A former patch of turf has been transformed into a fruit-and-vegetable garden, a test bed for sustainable agriculture, and a sunny -- and tasty -- spot to study and relax

Michael Meehan, teaching gardens and educational farm coordinator, and freshman Tessa Milligan tend to Roble Hall's organic garden. (Image credit: Aaron Kehoe)
Dean Chahim stands in front of screen with audience in front of him

"Hard Earth" Speaker Series

Every other Thursday evening in the Roble Theater, Stanford graduate students whose work focuses on tough questions about sustainability give talks, targeted at undergraduates, exploring the goals and challenges of their research.