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Sustainability Lab for Living and Learning (SL3) Welcomed to Gordon Library

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November 8, 2022

WPI’s Sustainability Laboratory for Living and Learning (SL3) is a virtual laboratory that supports and promotes an engaged campus community in all three aspects of sustainability – environmental stewardship, economic security, and social justice. The laboratory is coordinated through the Office of Sustainability.

In a pilot program with Gordon Library, SL3 student interns, staff, and project teams will have access beginning this B Term to a dedicated library meeting space (Room 316). The Gordon Library is a long-time partner of the Office of Sustainability, co-hosting WPI’s annual Sustainability Project Competition and helping to gather and report data on how WPI’s projects and research contribute to achieving sustainability goals.

Director of Sustainability Prof. Paul Mathisen notes that SL3 helps increase engagement in sustainability at WPI, and that their new physical location gives students a place “to work together and collaborate on projects and activities that can have an impact and advance sustainability both here and beyond the WPI Campus. We truly appreciate the library’s support and partnership in advancing WPI’s sustainability initiatives."

Energy & Sustainability Manager Nicole Luiz adds, “we are very excited to have a physical space on campus to collaborate with our many student groups.”

For more information about SL3 or to inquire about access to SL3’s meeting space, please contact Nicole Luiz, Energy & Sustainability Manager, or Paul Mathisen, Director of Sustainability