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Sustainability at ESF

REV Challenge Leader

ESF was named a "Leader" by the REV Campus Challenge, which promotes clean-energy efforts by NY colleges.

ESF Hosts Sustainability Summit

Sustainability is central to ESF’s mission of providing outstanding teaching, research, and outreach programs that foster sustainable communities and environments.

ESF is committed to developing creative and effective solutions to sustainability challenges and adopting holistic practices and approaches that balance environmental, social, economic, and technological factors. This commitment starts with practicing what we teach by exemplifying systems and best practices that improve sustainability on campus, in the local newsletter covercommunity and beyond.

ESF Sustainability Blog

Sierra Ranks ESF #4


The #2 Green College

#2 green college

A Passion for the Earth

Sustainability at ESF is driven by our passionate faculty, staff and students. Campus sustainability projects often intersect with coursework and research, adding synergy and expertise to campus sustainability projects large and small. The Sustainability Office and Sustainability Steering Committee oversees and supports working groups and initiatives related to energy, climate, land, food, transportation, water, materials, communication and engagement. All are invited to participate in these sustainability working groups, the many sustainability initiatives already in action, and bring your own ideas and passions to the table!


Mark Lichtenstein
Executive Director of Sustainability
Chief of Staff, Office of the President
203 Bray Hall

General Inquiries

  • a student building
  • a garden
  • recycling
  • two students present their project
  • solar panels
  • solar panels

Sustainability on Facebook


Sustainability News

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Sustainability Events

Writing as a Practice
Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Moon Library 13 | Website
Climate Policy, Advocacy, & Storytelling Workshop
Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 10:30 am - 1:00 pm | Gateway Center | Website
Coffee Break
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:20 pm | 110 Moon Library | Website
Fall 2018 Dale Travis Lecture - Shrub Willow: RX for a healthier planet
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Gateway Center | Website
Coffee Break
Monday, November 5, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:20 pm | 217 Bray Hall (tentative) | Website