SEARCH:  
  SEARCH:
HOME | GATEWAYS | ACADEMICS | ADMISSION | DEPARTMENTS | DIRECTORIES | VISIT | LOG IN | SITE INDEX

Calling all Students!

Media & Resources

Milestone News

Recent News

SUNY Blog: 2014 REDC Awards Set to Boost Economic Development Around SUNY Campuses

(ESF received $500,000 to incorporate green infrastructure into the planned Academic Research Building. 12/12/14) READ MORE

Wood Bioenergy: $3 Million DOE Grant Supports SUNY Bioenergy Developments

(Wood Bioenergy reported on the $3 million grant to ESF's bioenergy project. 12/14) READ MORE

Press Republican: Adirondack Great South Woods promoted

(The Press Republican covered the Great South Woods initiative being organized by the NYS DEC and ESF. 12/14/14) READ MORE

In the Media
More ESF News

Events

13th Annual New York State Green Building Conference
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Holiday Inn Syracuse-Liverpool, NY. Event Website

Basic SPARE PV Installation Training
March 16 - 19, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Gateway Center, Room 240. Event Website

Commercial SPARE PV Installation Training
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Gateway Center, Room 240. Event Website

plan

Office of Energy and Sustainability
Carbon Neutrality, Renewable Energy, Green Building & Sustainable Practices

ESF's Principles of Sustainability

We begin with a commitment to meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. To do this we must...

  • Understand basic functions of natural and social systems;
  • Acknowledge and quantify the limitations of nature's capacity; and
  • Develop solutions through the integration of social, economic, technical, and environmental systems.

Carbon Neutral by 2015

Silver Sustainability Rating

In 2011, ESF earned a silver rating through STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System).

ESF is unique among colleges and universities in that all of its educational and research programs are oriented toward natural resources, and toward the natural and designed environments. All that ESF is and does serves the mission of achieving a sustainable world.

The Office of Energy and Sustainability at ESF seeks to perpetuate that mission through national leadership and on-campus initiatives. Colleges nationwide have joined together in addressing the challenges of a changing climate, diminishing oil reserves, vanishing habitat, and declining regional economies. As a signer of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), and member of the Association for the Advncement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), ESF is a core participant in large-scale cooperative efforts. The sustainability office at ESF has facilitated on-campus efforts through projects such as solar panels, a wind turbine and a biomass combined heat and power plant in the new Gateway Building.

You—students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and friends—are invited to join in the many sustainability initiatives of ESF's Office of Energy and Sustainability. Visit this web gateway often, or join the Office of Energy and Sustainability's Facebook page, for the latest in news, events, and opportunities, and for access to the rich web of sustainability resources offered by SUNY-ESF.

Contacts

Michael J. Kelleher
Executive Director of Energy & Sustainability
220 Bray Hall
315-470-4934
mkellehe@esf.edu

Alexandre Poisson
Sustainability Coordinator
441 Bray Hall
315-741-7557
sustainability@esf.edu


SUNY-ESF
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SUNY-ESF |
1 Forestry Drive | Syracuse, NY 13210 | 315-470-6500
Copyright © 2014 | Admissions Information | Webmaster