Sustainability at Geneseo: A Global Impact


SUNY Geneseo defines sustainability using the United Nations definition: "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."  We use this definition due to its broad implications.  Sustainability work at the college addresses all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, economic, and social. Addressing one pillar at the expense of the other pillars will not lead to a sustainable future.

In an effort to work on and commit to all three pillars, SUNY Geneseo has joined world leaders at the United Nations in adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

Sustainability Map

Explore how the college and alumni are leading sustainability efforts on campus and throughout the world with our interactive storytelling map. View stories and media by location or by the 17 U.N. goals.


Sustainability News


Creating a Sustainable Food Forest

SUNY Geneseo student ambassadors Lauren Goulet '22 and Brendan Shortt '23 are recipients of the John A. '87 and Mary Grace '84 Gleason…


SUNY Geneseo Is a 2023 "Green College"

SUNY Geneseo is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2023…


Sustainability Lecture on Connection Between Environment and Health

American activist, biologist, author, senior scientist, and cancer survivor Dr. Sandra Steingraber will deliver the President’s Sustainability…

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Sustainability at Geneseo
SUNY Geneseo
Erwin 217, 1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: (585) 245-5810
Instagram: @geneseosustainability
Facebook: @geneseosustainability