Sustainability

Screenshot of Red Dragon Recycle Sort Game with the words Know before you throw!
Vist the Waste & Recycling page for a link to the Red Dragon Recycle Sort Game!
Sustainability Tree Campus USA
SUNY Oneonta has earned recognition as a Tree Campus USA®
AASHE Stars Silver Rating
AASHE Stars Silver Rating
LEED Gold Certification
Physical Science is our first LEED Gold building on campus.

Overview

Sustainability is a core value at SUNY Oneonta. This means that along with inclusivity and service, sustainability is something that is infused into all aspects of the college- in academics, operations and engagement. You can see evidence of our commitment to sustainability in the student run Red Closet Thrift Shop, courses with sustainability designations in more than half of the academic departments, an active President’s Advisory Council made up of faculty, staff and students, and an overall commitment to supporting a community that is socially just, environmentally healthy and economically stable.

Fast Facts
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50% of departments have a course designated for sustainability in their academic course content at SUNY Oneonta

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100% of paper purchased is made of 100% post-consumer recycled content and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council

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Physical Science is our first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold building on campus.

Timeline of acts that the college has taken to improve the sustainability of the college since 1990

 

1990

  • 1st Student GHG Report

1997

  • Building management system

2011

  • Fuel oil switch (#6 to #2)
  • "Greening the educational experience"
  • Campus climate action plan

2012

  • President's Advisory Council on Sustainability
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Electric Submeters

2013

  • First annual Sustainable Susquehanna Faculty Development program
  • Sustainability Course Designations

2015

  • Energy Manager
  • EV Charging Station
  • Environmental Sustainability Manager
  • Building Water Meters
  • 1.8MW Solar PPA Investigated

2016

  • AASHE Stars Bronze
  • 2.0MW Solar PPA Investigated

2017

  • Physical Science Gold

2018

  • REV Campus Challenge Grant
  • AASHE Stars Silver
  • Sustainability Master Plan Endorsed
  • SUNY Building Experiential Learning Collaborative

2019

  • 8 faculty/staff received LEED GA Certification
  • Large Scale Solar PV PPA Investigation

2020

  • Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Contact

Office of Sustainability
Hunt Union 216

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
607-436-3312
Rachel.Kornhauser@oneonta.edu

Join the Office of Sustainability listserv to learn of events and opportunities.

Request Class Visit

Upon request, Sustainability Coordinator can come to your class to lead a discussion on sustainability initiatives on campus or other related topics.

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