Get Involved with Sustainability

Get Involved with Sustainability!

Interested in getting involved with the Office of Sustainability? Send an email to, expressing your interest in sustainability.  You can take a directed study with other interns in the office, volunteer, or utilize Office resources for your research, projects, and initiatives.

Geneseo Students

The Office also undergoes many projects in the arboretum, replanting native species and removing invasive species. If you’re interested in volunteering every few months on these projects, send an email to and we’ll add you to our email list so you get updates whenever we’re planning a project! You can always like us on Facebook and add our blog to your feed for more updates about sustainability happenings on campus.

There’s also a number of ways you can get involved with sustainability practices with other on campus groups.

Initiatives in the World

22-23 President's Commission on Sustainability

On Campus Initiatives

Sustainability Studies Major

Check out courses in the new, interdisciplinary sustainability studies major.  Or view courses in the Environmental Studies minor.

Eco House (in Monroe Hall)

Apply to live in Geneseo’s very own EcoHouse Living-Learning Community, to practice sustainable living habits and be surrounded by other environmentalists! Apply on your housing application.

Geneseo Environmental Organization (GEO)

The Geneseo Environmental Organization's mission is to promote environmentally-friendly practices on our campus, in our community, in our state and in our world. They do this by cleaning up right here in Geneseo, educating the Geneseo community, and connecting with bigger environmental campaigns across the US. Meetings are Mondays @ 7:45 p.m. in Union Fireside Lounge.

XLRN 101 - Sustainability of the Genesee Valley

Looking for a pre-semester experience to build relationships and learn about the area! Join this one-credit course and learn about the Genesee Valley by immersing yourself in it.

GOLD - Jade Certificate:

The Geneseo Opportunities for Leadership Development program has a certificate especially focused on leadership in sustainability practices! The Jade Certificate is designed to help students recognize the importance of sustainability issues in their personal and professional lives and to understand their responsibilities as individuals and community members to promote and encourage sustainable practices. The Jade certificate provides both a theoretical and practical foundation for students looking to take on leadership roles in the movement to build a more sustainable society.

President's Commission on Sustainability

This is one of two Presidential Commissions on campus and the voice of students is critical to our work! Each year the Commission receives charges from the President and Cabinet to work toward institutional and structural changes. 

Meetings are once a month on Fridays at 11 AM - check the events calendar.

Contact the Office of Sustainability if you're interested in serving on the Commission.