At Syracuse University, sustainability feeds into our philosophy of SCHOLARSHIP IN ACTION through a web of interactions between classroom learning, faculty research, and local and global initiatives.

For example:

Biomimicry and Green design: Coursework integrates with research and local businesses through the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Energy and Environmental Systems

Green Infrastructure: Students and faculty are part of a community-wide effort to address water quality in Onondaga Lake without building further waste water infrastructure in our most vulnerable communities.

  • A campus rain garden, designed and built by students, has become a laboratory for measuring rain capture and water quality.
  • The OnCenter convention center is the subject of engineering research on green roof technology.

SU Showcase: Students engage in workshops with scientists, artists, and local experts on issues such as climate change, food security, plastic waste, and biodiversity, developing communications tools to spread the word about these complex problems.