The student-run Whee-SEA club (Students for Environmental Action) runs a number of sustainability awareness programs on campus. In 2014, the club, along with partner Investigating Green Energy, won an Earl Innovation grant to establish a bee colony on the rooftop of Wheelock's Activities West building. The colony was established at Wheelock in the fall of 2014, allowing students to learn to care for the bees and gather the fruits of their labor. Students collaborate with similar efforts at other COF (Colleges of the Fenway) members; Mass College of Art, Simmons College, and Fenway High School also have bee hives. The Colony Collapse Disorder of bees has decimated the bee population nationwide. One third of all American crops are fertilized by bees. Interestingly, urban bees appear to be doing much better that their rural and suburban cousins. Noah Wilson-Rich has received his PhD from Tufts and is conducting a longitudinal study on urban bees and Wheelock is part of this study.