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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.

Alec Ritter '20 and Clara Gallagher '20 stand with the composting bins.
Student-led Composting Program Cultivates Waste

Student interns from the Office of Sustainability have created a compost-collection program that includes distributing compost buckets to individual faculty and staff members who are diverting the compostable waste they generate during the day .

CAS's Executive Chef Ilana Stevenson Cahill harvesting garlic scapes
Geneseo Named to Princeton Review's Green College List

SUNY Geneseo is included in the newly released 2018 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 399 Green Colleges. The College has consistently been included in the annual guide since it was first published in 2010.

Garlic scapes
Geneseo Celebrates Campus Sustainability Month

October is Campus Sustainability Month at SUNY Geneseo and the College community is hosting a variety of lectures, workshops and events to raise awareness, spark discussion and promote personal involvement.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
Hip-Hop Climate Activist to Give President’s Sustainability Lecture

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a leader in the indigenous environmental activist community, will deliver the President’s 2018 Sustainability Lecture. Martinez will deliver “Roots of Revolution” on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 2:30 p.m. in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom, on the Geneseo campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Red Jacket Dining Hall
Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Red Jacket Dining Complex

SUNY Geneseo President Denise A. Battles and Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) will host the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of Red Jacket Dining Complex. The ribbon cutting will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 21. The event will take place during SUNY Geneseo’s Homecoming and Family Weekend. A brief reception will take place at the Twisted Fork station within the dining complex.

The College Green, from above
Light Project Boosts Campus Sustainability

As a cost-savings and sustainability effort, the College is replacing traditional lights on campus with Light Emitting Diode (LED) illumination. Forty-four projects have been completed in the switch-over since 2015, and several are in progress, according to George Stooks, assistant vice president for facilities and planning.

Students mingle during the Mardi Gras celebration.
New Living-Learning Communities Initiative in Student Life

The Department of Student Life has redesigned the housing options on campus to more closely align with its educational priorities, which is to help ensure that Geneseo students are best prepared to build positive relationships and become socially responsible citizens and engaged learners.

Jessica Kroenert '15 with a child from her village in Senegal.
SUNY Geneseo Among Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities

Geneseo is ranked No. 10 among medium- size schools on the Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. Currently, 23 Geneseo alumni are volunteering with the program worldwide.

Earth from space
NASA Space Grant Researchers Examining Geneseo Atmosphere

Three researchers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy have received a $20,000 research initiation grant from the NASA/NY Space Grant Consortium.

David Gallo
Noted Oceanographer David Gallo Will Deliver Commencement Keynote Address

American oceanographer and explorer David Gallo will deliver the keynote address for Geneseo’s two commencement ceremonies on May 12 in the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena. The morning ceremony begins at 10 a.m.; the afternoon ceremony begins at 2 p.m.

Denise Reed Lamoreaux '84
Alumnae Among Those Addressing Women’s Leadership Conference

Students will have the opportunity to develop stand-out skills and learn how to project an authentic leadership style during SUNY Geneseo’s eighth-annual Women’s Leadership Conference and Networking Dinner on Feb. 28.

Pamela Harris
Math Research Weekend Features 'Dreamer' Lecture

Against a backdrop of national debate on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, mathematician Pamela Harris from Williams College will deliver a campus lecture titled “The Lonely Reality of an Academic Dreamer,” Jan. 25.