The Frost Center for the Environment

The Frost Center for the Environment

The Camilla Chandler Frost ’47 Center for the Environment cultivates a diverse, innovative, and collaborative community across the liberal arts, galvanizing generations of Wellesley students to be the teachers, researchers, activists, and storytellers who will shape a more just environmental future.

The Frost Center for the Environment will ultimately have a physical home in the new Science Center, but our mission is thoroughly interdisciplinary. We look forward to embarking on programming this coming academic year that will engage the whole community in shaping the work of this exciting new hub for environmental issues at Wellesley.

We currently have three main goals for the Frost Center:

  • To catalyze innovative solutions to environmental and sustainability challenges that affect our campus, the greater Boston community, and places we are connected to around the world.

  • To prioritize inclusive excellence by welcoming members of our community who have not historically been included in such spaces, in turn transforming our understanding of environmental values, challenges, and solutions.

  • To cultivate collaborative relationships by building bridges across historically siloed units and modeling productive transdisciplinary cooperation among students, staff, and faculty.

In the spirit of these goals, we are eager to work with you, no matter your role at the college, to shape our activities in the future. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. Please see the Programs and People pages to learn about ways to get involved!

About Camilla Chandler Frost ’47

The Frost Center, which launched in fall 2020, is made possible through a visionary gift to Wellesley by Camilla (Mia) Chandler Frost ’47. A trustee of the College for nearly two decades, Frost was an early supporter of environmental studies at Wellesley, establishing both the Camilla Chandler Frost Professorship of Environmental Studies and the Frost Professorship in Environmental Science. Her support for the Frost Center for the Environment builds on her substantial legacy of fostering the study and research of environmental issues at the College.