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ESF Alumnus Begins Peace Corps Service

Caleb Rudge, a 2016 ESF graduate, will begin his Peace Corps service this month as he heads to Paraguay to begin training as an environmental development volunteer. Rudge will live and work in a community to spearhead local conservation efforts and build a sustainable environment. (9/22)

Travis Lecture Focuses on Restoring Giant in Galapagos

"Restoring the Giant Tortoise Dynasties of Galapagos" will be the topic of the Dale L. Travis Public Lecture Series 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Gateway Center on the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) campus. (9/22)

Dream Becomes Reality for ESF Senior

"If you can dream it, you can do it." That is what Ian Blochwitz learned this summer. Blochwitz, a sustainable energy management major who will graduate in fall 2017, spent nearly three weeks in Stockholm, Sweden, where he interned at Plantagon International AB, an urban agriculture company. (9/22)

Summer on the Farm

This past summer, Rand Michaels enjoyed leisurely bike rides, nightly swims and meals prepared from the freshest available ingredients. Such comforts were welcome after a hard day's work on the farm. As an intern at Cross Island Farms on Wellesley Island, New York, Michaels was exposed to the inner workings of a sustainable organic farming operation. (9/22)

Workshop Highlights Role of Citizen Science in Battling Microplastics

The hazards presented by microplastics in waterways - and the steps citizen scientists can take to help solve the problem - will be the focus of a workshop at ESF Oct. 11. (9/21)

U.S. News Ranks ESF among the Best

ESF has earned a place among the top universities in America for 2017, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The college is ranked number 99 on the Best National Universities list in U.S. News' 2017 edition of Best Colleges. (9/13)

ESF Receives STARS Gold Rating For Sustainability Progress

ESF has received a STARS Gold Rating in recognition of its sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) measures performance in all aspects of higher education. The Gold Rating is the second highest distinction of STARS, and the score of 73/100 currently places ESF among the top 20 performing colleges and universities in the nation. (9/7)

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