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Sustainability News

Sustainability is central to the mission and strategic plan of SUNY Geneseo, and we're proud of the many ways our campus community has effected positive change in the world we all share.

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Geneseo Tempestry Group Embraces Activism Through Crafting

The Geneseo Tempestry group uses crafting to create colorful, tactile visualizations of climate change over time.

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2022 Student Ambassadors Named

Planting a food forest on campus, exploring issues of hunger and vaccination, and designing a literature-based curriculum for public schools that represents students of color are among several inquiries the 2022 Geneseo Student Ambassadors will make.

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Study Looks at Impact of Native American Land Use on Forests

In a new article published in the Journal of Biogeography, geographer Associate Professor Stephen Tulowiecki and four undergraduate researchers examined the influence of Native American land use on the composition of historic forests in the Northeastern United States.

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Geneseo Is a Tree Campus USA College

SUNY Geneseo is named as a Tree Campus USA College by the Tree Campus Higher Education, an Arbor Day Foundation program that honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

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American Rock Salt Lecture on People, Erosion, and Chemistry

Amanda Schmidt, Ph.D., will deliver this year’s American Rock Salt Lecture in Geology on Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Newton Hall room 214. The lecture will also be live-streamed to those who register in advance.

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Professor to Publish Letchworth State Park Atlas

Stephen Tulowiecki, associate professor of Geography and Sustainability Studies at SUNY Geneseo, has spent two years developing a thematic map atlas of Letchworth State Park.

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Geneseo Recognized as a 2022 "Green College"

SUNY Geneseo is one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2022 Edition.

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Harding Lecture Features Storyteller and Cultural Geographer

Author, storyteller, and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney will deliver SUNY Geneseo’s annual Walter Harding Lecture on Thursday, October 28, at 6:15 p.m. in Doty Recital Hall.

A student harvests tomatoes in the eGarden.
Geneseo Celebrates Sustainability Month

SUNY Geneseo is hosting a series of events in observance of Campus Sustainability Month.

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President's Lecture on Sustainability Focuses on the Climate Crisis

Farhana Sultana, an associate professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University, will deliver the President's Sustainability Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 6, virtually, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Her topic is, “Understanding the Climate Crisis — Sustainability, Politics, Justice."

Jess Rivera, Class of 2022, harvests tomatoes from the eGarden.
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.

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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.