IDCE Students Profiles

Ben Gardner (ES&P '2013)

Ben Gardner (USA) graduated from Clark University in 2012, where he majored in Environmental Science & Policy and minored in Computer Science. He has a strong interest in energy policy, and modeled Clark University’s energy infrastructure for his undergraduate capstone research to assess the viability of installing on-site renewable energy technology. Ben is also interested in the role of community and collaboration in building environmental sustainability. He co-founded the Clark Sustainability Collaborative, which seeks to foster communication and collaboration between the diverse members of Clark’s sustainability community. Ben is currently developing an interactive “green map” of Clark University’s campus that highlights sustainability at Clark as being defined by the community of groups and individuals engaged in sustainability rather than as a series of landmarks.