Climatopia!

A zine-making workshop about climate solutions.

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SOS Mural

Students of Sustainability transform the neighborhood.

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What’s on Your Plate?

SOL 300 workshop on sustainable food choices.

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Biodiversity and Art

Students explore and record the variety of species living near campus.

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Climate Change Garden

SU installs a unique arboretum for studying the impacts of climate change.

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Studying storm water

A white piezometer measures water flow in the Waverly Rain Garden

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Syracuse University News

Syracuse University News

Have you joined in the Campus Commuter Challenge?

Syracuse University students, faculty and staff who walk, bike, carpool or ride the bus to campus between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31 can compete for prizes in Syracuse University’s Campus Commuter Challenge.

The CampusCCCPic Commuter Challenge is a friendly competition to encourage the University community to try more sustainable transportation options than driving alone to work. Using the Zimride Syracuse website, students, faculty and staff will be able to log information about their commute. More info…

CAMPUS AS A LABORATORY

CAMPUS AS A LABORATORY

The Lerner Center Promotes Sustainability Through Health and Well-Being

Sustainability is not just about “green” programs; it requires healthy relationships between the environment, the economy, and human society. Building such relationships is a primary goal of the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at SU’s Maxwell School.

MonMileThrough its Healthy Monday campaign, the Lerner Center works to help people draw the connections between daily behaviors, personal health, and the health of the community. Their interventions may be as subtle as delineating a Monday Mile course, which invites walkers to see the landscape as an opportunity for developing fitness, or more elaborate, as with the “Meatless Mondays” program, which offers students in the dining halls attractive, meat-free entrees and encourages them to take meat out of their diet just once a week. The health benefits of such a dietary change are significant, and so are the environmental benefits, since meat production in the U.S. is a major source of greenhouse gases and water pollution. Read more…