Project Spotlight Sustainable Prisons
Connecting Prisons With Nature
A partnership between The Evergreen State College and Washington State Department of Corrections
The Sustainability in Prisons Project is a groundbreaking partnership between The Evergreen State College and the Washington State Department of Corrections to reduce the environmental, economic and human costs of prisons by training offenders and correctional staff in green practices. The project works to improve offender behavior, reduce recidivism, and enhance career possibilities for inmates in Washington state-as well as to expand educational opportunities for Evergreen students and faculty. It has resulted in cleaner water, reduced energy use, greater recycling and lower operating costs for prisons, and inmates who have a more engaged attitude toward nature and sustainability.
By bringing science into prisons, it is helping scientists conduct ecological research and conserve biodiversity through projects with offenders, college students and community partners.
Learn More... Sustainability in Prisons Project website