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The New York State Center for Sustainable Materials Management Launches Statewide Zero Waste Call for Projects

The Center for Sustainable Materials Management (CSMM), housed at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), and in collaboration with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), issued a Call for Projects. Facilities throughout New York State interested in obtaining Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) Certification for zero waste are invited to respond.

ESF Scientist Co-authors ‘Call to Arms’ for Confidentiality Practices

Journal puts paper among ‘Weekly Editors’ Picks’

Mighty Oak Monday: Alex Paonessa

SUMMARY: Alex Paonessa is helping people see ESF through his camera lens. His passion for photography didn't come into focus until the pandemic hit. Feeling at a loss for things to do, he started experimenting with his phone's camera while on hikes, taking nature shots. That piqued his interest in learning how to use digital and film cameras. And he officially caught the photo bug.

Dr. Fred Agyeman Earns Honorable Mention for SUNY Chancellor’s Distinguished PhD Dissertation

SUMMARY: The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's Dr. Fred Agyeman earned an honorable mention for the SUNY Chancellor's Distinguished PhD Dissertation Awards, which celebrate the work PhD graduates have done to address some of society's most pressing issues.

ESF Adds EV Truck to Its University Police Fleet

SUMMARY: The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), one of the nation's premier colleges focused exclusively on the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies, and building a sustainable future, is proud to announce the addition of an EV truck to its University Police Department fleet. ESF is the first SUNY campus to have an EV vehicle—a Ford F150 Lightning Pro—in its UPD fleet.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks ESF Among Best Online Programs

SUMMARY: The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has been ranked No. 216 among the 2023 Best Online Bachelor's Programs by U.S. News & World Report. More than 1,800 online bachelor's and master's degree programs at institutions across the nation were assessed and ranked on student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies.

Staff Spotlight: Jacob Gedetsis

Jacob Gedetsis is the Coordinator of the Writing Resource Center (WRC) and recently became a full-time Lecturer at ESF. As a first-generation college student, he's no stranger to hard work and adversity, allowing him to lend an empathetic ear to his students. He's used his connections from a decade in Syracuse to bridge gaps between ESF and the community. We sat down with Jacob to learn some of his favorite things about Syracuse, ESF and life.

ESF Chestnut Project Seeks Public Comment

After decades of innovative research, the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) are nearing the final steps with regulatory agencies to receive permission to distribute the Darling 58 blight-tolerant American chestnut trees to the public and use them in ecosystem restoration projects.

Governor Hochul Announces Green Purchasing Communities Program

Good news for local governments! Governor Hochul recently announced the new Green Purchasing Communities program, a first-in-the-nation program that makes it easier for all forms of local governments (villages, towns, cities, counties, school districts, etc.) to ensure the products they are purchasing have a lower environmental impact. This program aligns closely with the Center for Sustainable Materials Management's (the Center) vision to make New York State a driving force of the future by galvanizing and leading all sectors of the State to apply the principles of sustainable materials management, propelling the State to become the least-resource consumptive and most circular in the country.

ESF Joins Global Alliance, Pledging Commitment to Protecting Nature

During the global biodiversity conference COP15, the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) joined as a founding university in the Nature Positive Universities Alliance, reinforcing its commitment to reversing biodiversity decline. ESF is one of more than 117 universities worldwide and the first in New York state to join the alliance as a founding member to work toward a global goal to halt, prevent, and reverse nature loss through addressing their own impacts and restoring ecosystems harmed by their activities.