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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SUNY Geneseo and RIT Partner on Master's Sustainability Degree

A new partnership agreement between SUNY College at Geneseo and Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano…

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SUNY Geneseo Is a Green College

SUNY Geneseo has again been named one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The…

2023–24 Presidential Scholars
2023–24 Presidential Scholars Named

Ten SUNY Geneseo students will serve as Presidential Scholars for the 2023¬¬–24¬ academic year.

Liz Haley '23 in Grand Teton National Park on a trail with mountains behind her
New Alum Helps Shape the Future of a National Park

Nearly three million people visit the wilds of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming every year. Recent graduate Liz…

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Robin Wall Kimmerer to Deliver Harding Lecture on October 19

This year's Walter Harding Lecture will be delivered by Robin Wall Kimmerer, author, SUNY Distinguished Teaching…

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Majora Carter to Deliver Sustainability Lecture

Social entrepreneur and urban revitalization strategist Majora Carter will deliver this year's President's…

Kaitlin Anzalone '24 beside a tree in the College Circle
Student Creates First Disabled Student Alliance on Campus

Kaitlin Anzalone ’24 has created the first Disabled Student Alliance.

Students look at a plant during the 2022 plant show.
College Celebrates Earth Day with a Week of Activities

The Office of Sustainability and members from more than five student organizations are spearheading activities for a…

Danae Polsin '13 at the University of Rochester laser lab. (SUNY Geneseo/Matt Burkhartt)
A Big Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion

High-energy-density physicist Danae Polsin ’13 and professor of physics Stephen Padalino explain experiments that…

Holly Nicole Kandel '16 at a women's meeting in Senegal.
Alumna Works for Better Health and Partnerships in Western Africa

Curiosity inspired Holly Nicole Kandel ’16 to move to Senegal. She built a career in Africa, advocating for health…

Lauren Goulet, class of 2022, stands in the eGarden.
Sustainability Fellow Advances Student and College Efforts

SUNY Geneseo has hired a recent alum as its first sustainability fellow to help the college’s sustainability efforts…

Bruce W. Fouke scuba diving
American Rock Salt Lecture Examines a Crucial Force of Nature

Geology and microbiology professor Bruce W. Fouke will deliver the 19th annual American Rock Salt Lecture in Geology…