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Governor Announces $20M Grant to ESF, Partners

N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, that ESF and several partners will receive $20 million through the New York SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program to develop a SUNY Water Research and Education Center at Onondaga Lake.

Onondaga Lake Bioblitz: More Than 400 Species in 24 Hours

Scientists and citizen volunteers who fanned out across Onondaga Lake and its shoreline Sept. 12 and 13 found some 450 species of plants and animals in 24 hours.

Quentin Wheeler Installed as ESF’s Fourth President

ESF faculty and delegates from academic institutions in full regalia processed from the ESF campus to Hendricks Chapel to the strains of "Scotland the Brave" to herald the inauguration of ESF's new president, Dr. Quentin Wheeler.

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Events

Dale L. Travis Lecture: The Honorable Harvest: Indigenous Knowledge and Conservation
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:30 pm - 12:00 am. Gateway Center.

SURE: Sustainable Practices in Central New York
October 2 - 3, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm. SUNY-ESF Campus, Gateway Center & 2 Field Sites. Event Website

14th Annual SyracuseCoE Symposium, Advanced Building Innovations: Integrating Systems for Efficiency, Quality and Resilience
October 15 - 16, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. SyracuseCoE Headquarters (727 E Washington St) and Crowne Plaza Hotel (701 E Genesee St). Event Website

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

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.

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).

 

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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