Get Involved!

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

On Campus Initiatives

NEW Sustainability Studies Major

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

Eco House (located 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.


A multi-campus organization with a focus on volunteer services and recreational activities in New York State Parks.

GEO - Geneseo Environmental Organization:

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.

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.

Nature Walk Club:

The Geneseo Nature Walk Club is an environmentally conscious organization that hosts semimonthly informative walks through the Arboretum. They have also helped replant native tree species in the Arboretum, and hiked in Letchworth State Park.

Outing Club:

The outing club’s mission is to organize events and outings giving students a chance to get outside and be active. They collect and organize gear and supplies which students may borrow for their own adventures. Their leading goal on campus is to create a network through which students can share and expand their outdoor knowledge and interests.