EarthWeek Sustainability Poster Session

Office of Sustainability Initiatives Campus Project Design Competition Winners: Aquaponics and Wind

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SU Bike Share Pilot Program

A student suggestion through the Fast Forward Initiative.

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SU to Prohibit Direct Investment in Fossil Fuels

Administration responds to student activism.

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NSF Award Supports Grad Training in Water-Energy Nexus

Prof. Laura Lautz in Earth Sciences heads up a multidisciplinary team of…

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LEAF through the new student environmental magazine!

SU and ESF students create magazine for "Leaders, Environmentalists, Activists, and Futurists."

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SU Geologist receives NSF CAREER grant

Dr. Christopher Junium studies how marine communities respond to climate change

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Syracuse University News

Syracuse University News

Free Electronic Waste Drop-Off

Syracuse University will hold its first annual Earth Day electronic waste event Thursday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Life Sciences Building on Comstock Avenue. The event is organized by the University’s Sustainability Division and the SU Recycling and Composting Committee and will be hosted in partnership with Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery.

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Electronic waste can be recycled on Thursday, April 23, at the Life Sciences Building on Comstock Avenue.

The collection service is free of charge and is intended for students, faculty and staff, according to Sustainability Division marketing manager Melissa Cadwell. Participants must present a valid SU ID. Read more…

Syracuse University News

Syracuse University News

University Formalizes Commitment to Prohibit Direct Investment in Coal, Fossil Fuels

Syracuse University today announced that it is formalizing its commitment to prohibit direct investment of endowment funds in coal mining and other fossil fuel companies. The University will also continue to seek additional investments through its endowment in companies that are developing new technology related to solar energy, biofuels and advanced recycling.

This action mirrors commitments recently announced by other national universities, including Stanford University and the University of Maine.

The University’s endowment supports the University’s people, programs and facilities. Through its investment return, the endowment funds support student scholarships, faculty chairs and professorships, academic programs, and academic and student-life initiatives.

In late February, University officials met with members of Divest SU, a student-based group seeking to divest the University’s endowment from the fossil fuel industry. The meeting enabled positive conversation and information sharing and a commitment to continue dialog on the issues of divestment from fossil fuels. Read more…