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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.

Centennial Hall Marks New Chapter in ESF History

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) cut the green ribbon on its first residence hall Friday, kicking off a new era for the 100-year-old College.

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.

ESF Welcomes New Students for Spring Semester

ESF welcomed 60 new first-year, transfer, and graduate students for the spring semester, who spent last week becoming acclimated with the campus, classmates, and curriculum. For the undergraduate class, ESF welcomed new Mighty Oaks who kicked off their orientation with breakfast and a conversation with Dean Lombard about ESF values and expectations. Students also heard from a representative of ESF's Academic Success Center about the resources the College offers, including peer tutoring, leadership opportunities, and clubs and affinity organizations.during orientation.

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.