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SUNY Oneonta has earned recognition as a 2018 Tree Campus USA®. Tree Campus USA, an Arbor Day Foundation program, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
To obtain this distinction, SUNY Oneonta met the five core standards for effective campus forest management: a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.
Sustainability is a fundamental value of SUNY Oneonta. The Office of Sustainability works with the entire campus community to plan, develop and facilitate coordinated sustainability efforts as related to operations, engagement and curriculum. Our mission is to foster a generation of environmental stewards and leaders who understand how their decisions impact society, business and the environment and to conduct operations on campus to serve as an example of responsible resource use. We advocate for a decision-making framework that considers the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainability.
50% of departments have a course designated for sustainability in their academic course content at SUNY Oneonta
100% of paper purchased is made of 100% post-consumer recycled content and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council
Physical Science is our first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold building on campus.