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Sustainability at ESF

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Online Bachelor of Science inSustainability Management

Earn your degree online — prepare to be a sustainability specialist or coordinator, or to advance in an expanding range of careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

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REV Challenge Leader

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

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.

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Sierra Ranks ESF #4


The #2 Green College

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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
Chief of Staff
and Chief Sustainability Officer
President's Office
203 Bray Hall

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Sustainability Events

ESF FORCES: Overgrowth Removal at Clark Reservation State Park
Saturday, September 26, 2020 | 9:10 am - 11:45 am | Clark Reservation State Park | Website
Global Dialogue Series: SEA Semester
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fall Campus Day of Service
Saturday, October 3, 2020 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm | Meet in Bray Hall Rotunda | Pre-Registration is required, space is limited.
Environmental Justice Panel: Food Justice
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Zoom, Register in Advance | Register In Advance
Environmental Peacebuilding in the Middle East (Dialogue Session #1)
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Virtual event (via Zoom) | Further information