Get Involved

Students

EcoReps

An RA in each residential hall works with the Office of Sustainability to engage residents in sustainability initiatives. EcoReps act as a sustainability resource and promote waste reduction and resource conservation in the hall. Find and contact your EcoRep from the list below:

  • Blodgett- Kristin Kavountzis
  • Curtis- Jacob Coffey
  • Ford- Erick Pena
  • Golding- Alex Castilla
  • Grant- Ella McCorey
  • Hays- Andy Coache
  • Higgins- Brianna Shaw
  • Huntington- Dalton Reagan
  • Littell- Amanda Balich Metakis
  • Matteson- Sophia Reichert
  • Macduff- Logan Conte
  • Sherman- Thomas Bacon
  • Tobey- Jay Holland
  • Wilber- Rebecca Cabassa

Green Dragon Recognition Program

The Green Dragon Recognition Program is an initiative to celebrate and recognize students who have shown a commitment to sustainability during their time at SUNY Oneonta. Through participation you have a chance to earn recognition in the Green Dragon Recognition Ceremony which takes place during Green Dragon Week each spring. In order to earn an invitation to the 2023 Recognition Ceremony you will need to fulfill the below criteria. There will be opportunities for further recognition and more advanced tiers for each year spent at SUNY Oneonta until graduation.

Sustainability in Academics

The college offers courses throughout many departments that are Sustainability Focused and Sustainability Related every semester. In order to receive the Sustainability in Academics, a B or above is required to be earned in 2 Sustainability Related (SUSR) courses or 1 Sustainability Focused (SUSF) course.

Sustainability Related courses are offered in various departments every semester. These courses incorporate a unit or module on sustainability or a sustainability challenge, include one or more sustainability-focused activities, or integrate sustainability challenges, issues and concepts throughout the course. Courses with this designation can be found in the course catalog for each semester or on the Office of Sustainability website here.

Sustainability Focused courses are offered in various departments every semester. These courses have a primary and explicit focus on sustainability or a sustainability challenge. Courses with this designation can be found in the course catalog for each semester or on the Office of Sustainability website here.

  • Research
    • SRCA presentations that have sustainability flag-

Sustainability Leadership Experience

Sustainability Leadership Experience on campus can take many forms. All leadership experiences will support critical thinking, activism, networking and further development as a sustainability leader. You could actively participate in a sustainability themed club, work or intern at the Office of Sustainability or with another related organization, present research on a topic with a sustainability designation at Sustainability Research and Creative Activity Day, get your room Green Room Certified or participate in another way! Below are some of the sustainability themed clubs that participation in counts as Sustainability Leadership Experience.

  • Environmental Science Club
  • Pi Epsilon
  • PACS
  • RAC
  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • EcoRep
  • Edgy Veggie Society
  • Geology Club
  • Outdoor Guides


Green Room Certification (for on campus students only)
Green Dragon Recycling Sort (for on and off campus students)

Attend 10 Sustainability Events

Clubs

FORCES, RAC, Environmental Science Club, Environmental Advocacy Club, Edgy Veggie Society, Outdoor Adventure Club

PACS

President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability is charged with overseeing and advocating for the sustainability-related initiatives put forth in the college’s strategic plan. The Committee is made up of students, faculty, and staff. Each spring a call for applications is sent to all students asking for self-nominations for the 1-year terms.

Faculty & Staff

President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability is charged with overseeing and advocating for the sustainability-related initiatives put forth in the college’s strategic plan. The Committee is made up of faculty, staff, and students . Each spring a call for applications is sent to all faculty and staff asking for self-nominations for the 3-year terms.

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Contact

Office of Sustainability
Hunt Union 216

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

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

Clubs

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