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Summer Farmers Market Effort Increases Diversity in Sustainability Activities

Geneseo students are learning the full cycle of farming, from planting in the campus eGarden to selling at an urban farmers market.

Geneseo Offers New Sustainability Major

The College is offering students the opportunity to pursue a Sustainability Studies major through the Department of Geography and Sustainability Studies, starting this fall.

Through coursework and interdisciplinary studies across themes of society, development and the environment, students build a knowledge base, high-impact practical experiences, and professional skills that prepare them for graduate studies and careers in sustainability.

Campus Sustainability Awards Given

The President's Commission on Sustainability recently honored members of the campus community for their efforts to advance sustainability at Geneseo.

Video: Importance of Indigenous Communities in Fighting Climate Change

Geneseo recently hosted the Kenneth Roemer Lecture on World Affairs, featuring Manuela L. Picq, a professor of international relations at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador.

Geneseo Earns U.S. Green Schools Award

SUNY Geneseo recently earned a 2020 Green Schools Award from the U.S. Green Building Council for the sustainability minded design, construction and operations of Red Jacket Dining Complex.

College Senate Seeks SUNY Fossil Fuel Divestment

The College Senate passed a resolution on March 30, urging SUNY to demand that its financial service organization, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA), divest from fossil fuels.

Geneseo Joins Global University Coalition for Sustainability

In the college's ongoing commitment to sustainability, Geneseo is now a signatory member of the University Global Compact, a global platform of universities and higher education organizations committed to working together and in partnership with the United Nations in support of the United Nations' Sustainability Goals.

American Rock Salt Lecture Features the Galapagos Islands

This year's American Rock Salt Lecture will feature a presentation by Karen Harpp, a Colgate University professor who researches geology of the Galapagos Islands. 
The lecture, "Short scientific stories from the Galapagos Islands," is April 15 at 6:30 p.m., and offered over Zoom to the Geneseo community and public

Roemer Lecture Focuses on Importance of Indigenous Peoples in Water and Climate Solutions

The annual Kenneth Roemer Lecture on World Affairs at SUNY Geneseo.

Rising Temps at the Bottom of the World

Research in Antarctica by climate scientist Dana Veron '95 has implications for people around the globe.

Research Can Help Pawpaws Gain New Ground

There are only 20 known locations of the pawpaw tree in NYS, virtually all are in WNY. In a recent article, Associate Professor Stephen Tulowiecki studied the conditions that pawpaws favor, and developed a model to predict hidden locations and identify areas that might sustain newly introduced trees.

Sustainability Month Concludes with Conservation Lecture

The campus community has been celebrating Sustainability Month with lectures from local experts, volunteer work days in the on-campus eGarden, and activities to promote knowledge and protection of nature and responsible resource use.

3M Leader to Deliver President's Lecture on Sustainability

Gayle Schueller ’87, vice president and chief sustainability officer at 3M, will deliver the 7th President’s Sustainability Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

Sustainability Leadership Awards Given

The President’s Commission on Sustainability recently recognized faculty, staff, and students for their efforts with Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards.

Red Jacket Dining Facility Earns National Sustainability Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council recently awarded Red Jacket Dining Complex with a Gold certification in Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for its green-minded design, construction and operations. 

Geneseo Adds Sociomedical Sciences Major

The Department of Anthropology at SUNY Geneseo is introducing a new major for undergraduate students interested in the social determinants of disease and health. The sociomedical sciences major examines the correlation between trends in health and its social causes, including social inequality and structural inequities.

A Princeton Review 'Green College' for 10 Years Running

SUNY Geneseo has been named among the most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review. The College has consistently been included in the annual guide since it was first published in 2010.

Geneseo Celebrates Campus Sustainability Month

The Ephemeral Arts Festival allows students and faculty to make and appreciate art made entirely from nature, from arrangements created with fallen red and orange leaves of fall to moss-covered sticks transformed into sculpture. Each creation is preserved with a photograph.

Native American Burning Key to Rare Oak Savannas

Assistant Professor Stephen Tulowiecki and Professor David Robertson, Department of Geography, recently published an article in the <em>Annals of the American Association of Geographers</em> that finds Native American land use—in particular, the use of fire—was critical in shaping the distribution of oak savannas in Western New York at the end of the 1700s.

Activist and Leader Winona LaDuke To Deliver Sustainability Lecture Oct. 2

American environmentalist, economist and writer Winona LaDuke will deliver the President’s 2019 Sustainability Lecture on Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the Doty Recital Hall. LaDuke will speak about “Economics for the Seventh Generation.”

Geneseo to Purchase Large-Scale Aggregated Renewable Energy

Geneseo is a member of the NY Higher Education Large Scale Renewable Energy consortium of 20 public and private higher education institutions for the purchase of large-scale aggregated renewable energy. The consortium represents one of the state’s largest aggregated purchases of renewable energy to date.

Composting Program Expanded in Its First Year

Geneseo’s student-led composting program finished the academic year with nearly 7,000 pounds of collected food scraps, paper towels, and other material — as much as the combined weight of two mid-size cars.

Earth Week Activities Highlight Conservation and Personal Impact on the Environment

​​​​​​​The College community will celebrate Earth Week, April 15–25, with speakers, a Garden Fest, demonstrations, campus clean-ups, art installations, and other activities highlighting worldwide environmental issues and ways individuals can make a difference.

Senior Spotlight: Pema Sherpa

As the Eddie Lee ’76 First Generation Ambassador, Pema Sherpa '19 spent the fall semester in her native Nepal, shadowing pediatric doctors to learn about medicine and the challenges of providing health care in underserved areas. She also collaborated with the doctors to provide no-cost eye exams to more than 700 children and prescription eye glasses to 80 students who needed them.

Documentary Highlights Professor’s Longtime Research on Indigenous Land Rights in Ecuador

Geneseo’s Department of Political Science and International Relations will present a special screening of the documentary “Who Speaks for Nature?" by Larry Engel on Friday, March 29, at 4:30 p.m. at the Riviera Theater in Geneseo. The documentary is based on a book co-authored by Geneseo Associate Professor Karleen West.

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