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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
220 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

Speaking About Science and Making it Count
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 5 Illick Hall, Website

Capstone Seminar - Kyungsun Lee
Friday, March 30, 2018, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, 213 Marshall,

Capstone Seminar - Sara Velardi
Monday, April 2, 2018, 8:00 am - 9:00 am, 213 Marshall Hall,

Hydrological System Science (HSS) Seminar Series: Canandaigua: Challenges for management
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Moon Library Room 110, HSS Seminar Series Finger Lakes and its watershed

Capstone Seminar - Breck Sullivan
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Baker 314,