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Carbon Neutrality, Renewable Energy, Green Building & Sustainable Practices

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SUNY Blog: 13 SUNY Campuses Named as Nation’s Top “Green” Colleges for 2015

ESF is #33 on the Princeton Review's list of the nation's top 'green' colleges for 2015. 4/20/15 READ MORE

OpenDemocracy: To stop the age of extinction, nature needs a new pronoun

Robin Kimmerer writes on the politics of language and how our pronoun choices for the earth and its species influence our perceptions. 4/24/15 READ MORE

Kimmerer to Speak at U.N.

Dr. Robin Kimmerer of the ESF Department of Environmental and Forest Biology has been invited by the president of the United Nations General Assembly to give a presentation at the U.N. Monday, April 27.

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Events

NYFOA Symposium: The Future of New York Forests at Risk- Working Toward a Comprehensive Solution
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. ESF Gateway Center. NYFOA Symposium

Capstone Seminar - Krystal White
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 9:00 am - 10:00 am. 437 Baker Lab.

Thesis Defense -- Krystal White
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. 439 Baker.

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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


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