As sustainability challenges grow, the need for educated risk-taking leaders becomes crucial. At the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment at Chatham University, young individuals blossom into sustainability leaders through a well-rounded and innovative education. With the support of dedicated professors, students are provided with the tools to solve environment-related challenges.

The Falk School was inspired by the work of Chatham University alumna Rachel Carson (Class of ’29), whose book, Silent Spring, helped advance the modern environmental movement. The students at Chatham University continue in the footsteps of her legacy, participating in courses, projects, and careers that allow them to apply sustainability to real-world problems.

The school offers a Bachelor of Sustainability and/or Food Studies as well as Master programs in Sustainability and in Food Studies, both of which can be combined with a Master in Business Administration in a dual degree offering. The students are not earning their degrees in a typical school environment – they have the opportunity to live and learn on a campus that is the embodiment of what they are studying. The 388-acre Eden Hall Campus is built to produce more energy than it consumes, manage storm and waste water on-site and much more.

For Chatham University, Earth Day is every day. To learn more about the Falk School, visit