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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.

We're a Peace Corps Top-Producing College Five Years Running

SUNY Geneseo is ranked No. 13 among medium-sized schools on the Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. Currently, 22 Geneseo alumni are volunteering with the worldwide program.

Roemer Lecture on Emerging Powers and Climate Change

Kathryn Hochstetler, a professor of international development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver this year's Roemer Lecture on World Affairs. Her talk, “Responsibilities in Transition: Emerging Powers in the Climate Change Negotiations,” will take place at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, in the Doty Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Students Explore Sustainability Issues Through Art

Students in a spring honors course, “The Politics of Sustainability Through Art,” are exploring environmental concerns and the politics that affect sustainability issues in a creative way.
In addition to readings that provide background on climate change, food sustainability and other problems, students are viewing and discussing relevant artwork by artists from around the world creating their own visual art inspired by their learning. 

Student-led Composting Program Cultivates Waste

Student interns from the Office of Sustainability have created a compost-collection program that includes distributing compost buckets to individual faculty and staff members who are diverting the compostable waste they generate during the day .

Geneseo Named to Princeton Review's Green College List

SUNY Geneseo is included in the newly released 2018 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 399 Green Colleges. The College has consistently been included in the annual guide since it was first published in 2010.

Geneseo Celebrates Campus Sustainability Month

October is Campus Sustainability Month at SUNY Geneseo and the College community is hosting a variety of lectures, workshops and events to raise awareness, spark discussion and promote personal involvement.

Hip-Hop Climate Activist to Give President’s Sustainability Lecture

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a leader in the indigenous environmental activist community, will deliver the President’s 2018 Sustainability Lecture. Martinez will deliver “Roots of Revolution” on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 2:30 p.m. in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom, on the Geneseo campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Red Jacket Dining Complex

SUNY Geneseo President Denise A. Battles and Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) will host the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of Red Jacket Dining Complex. The ribbon cutting will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 21. The event will take place during SUNY Geneseo’s Homecoming and Family Weekend. A brief reception will take place at the Twisted Fork station within the dining complex.

Light Project Boosts Campus Sustainability

As a cost-savings and sustainability effort, the College is replacing traditional lights on campus with Light Emitting Diode (LED) illumination. Forty-four projects have been completed in the switch-over since 2015, and several are in progress, according to George Stooks, assistant vice president for facilities and planning.

New Living-Learning Communities Initiative in Student Life

The Department of Student Life has redesigned the housing options on campus to more closely align with its educational priorities, which is to help ensure that Geneseo students are best prepared to build positive relationships and become socially responsible citizens and engaged learners.

SUNY Geneseo Among Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities

Geneseo is ranked No. 10 among medium- size schools on the Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. Currently, 23 Geneseo alumni are volunteering with the program worldwide.

NASA Space Grant Researchers Examining Geneseo Atmosphere

Three researchers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy have received a $20,000 research initiation grant from the NASA/NY Space Grant Consortium.

Noted Oceanographer David Gallo Will Deliver Commencement Keynote Address

American oceanographer and explorer David Gallo will deliver the keynote address for Geneseo’s two commencement ceremonies on May 12 in the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena. The morning ceremony begins at 10 a.m.; the afternoon ceremony begins at 2 p.m.

Alumnae Among Those Addressing Women’s Leadership Conference

Students will have the opportunity to develop stand-out skills and learn how to project an authentic leadership style during SUNY Geneseo’s eighth-annual Women’s Leadership Conference and Networking Dinner on Feb. 28.

Math Research Weekend Features 'Dreamer' Lecture

Against a backdrop of national debate on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, mathematician Pamela Harris from Williams College will deliver a campus lecture titled “The Lonely Reality of an Academic Dreamer,” Jan. 25.

Eighth Annual Day of Leadership and Service Celebrates Life of Dr. King

SUNY Geneseo’s "Day of Leadership and Service" celebrated the work and teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15 with a series of inter-generational and interfaith discussions, workshops, and community outreach projects. Some 153 participated in the day’s activities, including Geneseo students, Office for the Aging seniors, community volunteers and school-age students.

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