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

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Milestone News

Recent News SUNY-ESF students save campus food to help feed people in shelters

("Composting is good, but feeding people is better," says ERE student Katja Fiertz. 3/28/15) READ MORE

Study maps development 1 county at a time

(ESF researchers have built a map that displays the efficiency of US land development by county. 3/26/15) READ MORE Mark Lichtenstein will join SUNY ESF as chief of the presidents staff

("Lichtenstein is currently the executive director of the Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions." 3/27/15) READ MORE

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Thesis Defense -- Aaron Hendricks
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 319 Bray Hall.

Social Processes and the Environment: Presentation of Student Manifestos
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm. 313 Bray Hall.

Capstone Seminar - Stacia Turner Martelli
Friday, April 10, 2015, 9:30 am - 11:30 am. 213 Marshall Hall.


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.


Michael J. Kelleher
Executive Director of Energy & Sustainability
220 Bray Hall

Alexandre Poisson
Sustainability Coordinator
441 Bray Hall


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