Through a very generous gift from Trustee Sandy Buck ’78 and Sissy Buck, Colby College established the Buck Lab for Climate and Environment in 2017. Through a series of grant programs, the Buck Lab supports broad initiatives at Colby focused on climate change and other environmental issues, including student and faculty research, experiential learning opportunities, student internships with collaborative partners doing environmental work, community engagement, professional skills development, and career networking.
CLIMATE STORYTELLING PROJECT
The Buck Lab is supporting a collaboration between Colby students and Maine filmmaker Charles Stuart to produce short films that tell stories of grassroots climate action in Maine. In the summer of 2019, students Conor Larkin ’20 (environmental policy major) and Megan Andersen ’22 (environmental science major), pictured below, uncovered many inspiring stories from communities all over Maine.
Four amazing films have been made so far! (Click on the links here.)