Get involved with sustainability
There are many ways you can become involved with sustainability-related groups and activities both on and off campus. Whether you want to get involved with campus sustainability initiatives, learn more from others about being green or join a cause to help make a difference, we’ve compiled a range of options to check out throughout this section. Don’t have time to formally join a student group, but still want to be involved, join the Green Student listserv and receive emails about events and programs, along with volunteer opportunities. Join by sending an email to " target="_blank" rel="noopener">, subject line: Add to Green Student Listserv.
Students of Sustainability at Syracuse University
Students of Sustainability, SOS, seeks to increase sustainability and environmental consciousness across campus. SOS is open to students from all of SU’s academic schools and colleges. They feel that this diverse representation brings lots of valuable ideas, skills and connections to the group, which helps boost their outreach and awareness efforts.
BrainFeeders, a student organization in Falk College’s Food Studies program, is working to establish long-lasting food access and justice programs throughout the SU/ESF campus. The group is partnering with Common Threads CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) to have SU’s first-ever CSA drop off location on campus, which started in August. BrainFeeders has also partnered with the Student Association to provide free transportation from campus to the Regional Market on Saturdays in the fall. View schedule for Regional Market Shuttle. BrainFeeders’ faculty advisor is Professor Rick Welsh, who is department chair of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition.
Food Recovery Network at SU and ESF
The ESF/SU Food Recovery Network is an organization where students go to various dining halls and cafe’s on both campuses and collect perfectly untouched food that would be thrown away if it weren’t recovered. This food is taken to shelters in the Syracuse community. Students aren’t just lessening food waste, they are also helping residents and people in shelters.
LEAF Magazine – Leaders, Environmentalists, Activists, & Futurists
Leaf, formally The Orange Leaf, is a magazine published by Syracuse University and the College of Environmental Science and Forestry students for Leaders, Environmentalists, Activists, & Futurists.
Syracuse Enactus (formerly SU SIFE)
This organization includes students from various disciplines who are committed and dedicated to developing community outreach projects that contribute to environmental, economic and social sustainability. They run several well established projects that offer students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise.
NYPIRG SU and ESF
The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) is New York State’s largest student-directed consumer, environmental and government reform organization. NYPIRG SU and ESF—one of 20 college campus chapters—works to politically inform, educate and activate the SU and SUNY-ESF student bodies.
SU-ESF Habitat for Humanity
Our very own campus chapter, started in 1991, works with the local Syracuse Habitat for Humanity affiliate to help eliminate sub-standard housing here in Syracuse as well as across the country on the group’s Alternative Spring Break Trips.
Net Impact SU/ESF Chapter
Net Impact is a global network of leaders changing the world through business. With over 20,000 members comprising 280 chapters across the world, Net Impact partners with leading profit and non-profit organizations enabling members to use business for social good in their graduate education, careers, and communities.