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Welcome to the Roble Living Laboratory of Sustainability at Stanford

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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

The Goals of ROLLSS

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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.

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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

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"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.

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