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Sustainability at ESF
Student Resources

There are endless way students can contribute to sustainability at ESF. Our students drive sustainable change on campus through engagement, innovation, and action. How will you improve your world?

Student Employment

Each semester, the Office of Sustainability offers a variety of employment opportunities to students. Student employees serve as peer educators, tend to the campus garden, develop and implement engagement programs, compile and analyze data, perform research and assist with a variety of sustainability-related certification programs.

Meet our student employees

Student Clubs

Students can also join one of ESF's sustainability-focused student clubs. The Office of Sustainability advises the Green Campus Initiative (GCI) and the Mighty Oak Student Assembly's (MOSA) SustainabiliTEAM. There are over 40 student clubs on campus, many of which are environmentally focused. Check out ESF Engage to learn more!

ESF Engage

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Building a Community 

Each month, Office of Sustainability staff meet with representatives from sustainability-focused clubs and all student sustainability employees. These collaborative meetings, dubbed "Sustainability Exchanges" facilitate discussions between all present so we may collectively share active and upcoming projects, discuss areas where each group may need assistance from others and build a sense of community.  

The Office of Sustainability also hosts monthly "Office Hours" in Gateway and Moon Library to connect with campus members. Each month we will have a sustainability activity planned, but the office hours also serve as a way for us to hear from you! We welcome your ideas and feedback about sustainability initiatives on campus.

Check ESF Engage and follow us on social media to see when and where we will be each month!

Submit an Idea

We would love to hear from you! Many of our sustainability initiatives started because a campus member offered an idea and told us what they would like to see on campus.

Click the button below to submit your idea!

Submit An Idea

Connect with us!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @ESFSustainability! Click the links or scan the QR codes to follow.

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Practicing Sustainability

Students can practice sustainability both on campus and at home! The Office of Sustainability has many ongoing sustainability programs and resources that students can use to adopt sustainable actions in their lives. 

Resources for Students

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Sustainable Dorm Living

Learn how to practice sustainability in Centennial Hall

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Explore the report behind our high sustainability rankings

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Living Sustainably Off-Campus

Learn how to continue practicing sustainability off-campus

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Learn how you can get around on- and off-campus

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Green Purchasing Guide

Find sustainable products for yourself or your student group.

View Guide

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Mighty Oak Energy Dashboard

Learn about energy and water use on ESF's campus

View Dashboard

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Post-Landfill Action Network

Free zero-waste resources, discounts, and events for ESF students

Access Member Hub 

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Sustainable Events

Get your campus event certified!

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Sustainability Pledge

Uphold sustainability values

Pledge Today

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Reusable Plate Program

Ditch single use at events

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SWANA Membership 

Free scholarship, internship and networking opportunities for ESF students

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NYSAR3 Membership

Steep membership discount for ESF students

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