Call for Community Engagement

Initiatives are emerging in Franklin Falls which are designed to create a community thatis a model for supporting a vibrant local economy, ensuring resource conservation and preservation for the present and future generations, providing an improved quality of life, and ensuring environmental sustainability.

To determine whether your organization is a good match for the project, consider the following questions and criteria – keeping in mind there is flexibility for projects that provide compelling learning experiences for students.

As you review the mission and goals of your business or organization, are you focused on any of the following sustainability initiatives (or do you hope to be in the future)?

  • alternative transportation
  • community building
  • energy conservation
  • health and well-being
  • holistic health
  • local and organic foods
  • native landscaping
  • non-toxic products
  • nutrition
  • outdoor recreation
  • pollution reduction
  • renewable energy
  • social justice
  • zero-waste community

Collaborating with the College

Many of the projects to support sustainable development and revitalization in Franklin Falls are interdisciplinary by nature, so it is possible that students from several classes might work together either simultaneously or collaboratively on the same project.

Some examples of potential project tasks for Colby-Sawyer College students include:

  • archiving history of place
  • conducting surveys
  • creating a marketing plan
  • creating an Access database for inventories
  • creating GIS maps
  • designing a logo, brochure and/or newsletters
  • designing a permaculture garden
  • researching and analyzing ideas
  • studying ecological impacts of a project

If you have a project or program of any size that can enhance the learning opportunities of students and is beneficial to you, we welcome the opportunity to consider your request for student engagement. To begin the conversation, please fill out the form on the Post a Project Idea page.

For more information, please contact Jennifer White at sli@colby-sawyer.edu or (603)-526-3793. If you are interested in participating, you can download the pdf below for more details:

Community Engagement