2013

Water Bottle Refilling Stations Contribute to Greener Campus
December 10, 2013
Upon arrival at Syracuse University, every new student is given a free reusable water bottle supplied by Food Services and Housing. Not only does the water bottle serve as a nice welcoming gift, but the students now have their own way of contributing to a greener campus. Read more

Spotlight:  Bringing Sustainable Initiatives to the Caribbean
December 2, 2013
In Kiven Pierre’s home country of Guyana, cheap electricity is a valuable commodity.
“The majority of energy systems in the Caribbean are based on diesel, heavy fuel oils. It makes electricity very expensive,” says Pierre G’13, a Whitman Ph.D. student who earned an M.B.A. in May. Read more

Solar Panels on South Campus Help SU Reach Energy Goals
November 25, 2013
Tyler Poyant read a Tweet over the summer stating that solar thermal panels were being installed on South Campus apartments. Having lived on South Campus last year and planning to again this year, this environmental step made by SU affects Poyant, a junior illustration major, and hundreds of other South Campus residents. Read more

Climate Change Garden Mixes the Future with the Present
November 21, 2013
The Syracuse Climate Change Garden in the Life Sciences Complex’s quadrangle will give students firsthand experience with trees and shrubs that are native to warmer and drier places. Scientists expect Central New York’s climate to more closely resemble that of South Carolina by the end of this century, and ecologists have long warned that our local forests of sugar maple and basswood may gradually change to the drier oak-hickory forests of the U.S. South and Midwest. Read more

Look for New Recycling Posters
October 21, 2013
Syracuse University students, faculty and staff will now have some extra assistance in determining what can be recycled on campus. Read more

Campus Sustainability Day
October 21, 2013
Syracuse University will hold its first Campus Sustainability Day Wednesday, Oct. 23. Campus Sustainability Day is a day for higher education all across the country to celebrate sustainability and encourage college campuses to be green. Read more

Syracuse CoE 13th Annual Symposium to Address Urban Reinvention
October 18, 2013
Syracuse CoE—New York State’s Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems—will host its 13th Annual Symposium at the Oncenter Complex in downtown Syracuse. Read more

University Honored with Prestigious Civic Engagement Award
October 7, 2013   
Syracuse University is among just five colleges and universities in the nation, chosen from more than 100 nominations, to share in the 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards presented by The Washington Center and the New York Life Foundation. Read more

Learn More About Diversity of Life Through One-Credit Workshop  
September 19, 2013
A unique, hands-on workshop planned this fall will give students the opportunity to learn more about the diversity of life around the SU campus. Read more

Save the Planet by Solving Riddles
September 13, 2013
Rick Martin admits he’s mixing in some fun with a critically serious problem.  “We’re using up the planet faster than it can possibly regenerate,” says Martin, of Syracuse University’s Sustainability Division. Read more

A Fresh Look for Dining and Shopping
September 11, 2013  
Students on Mount Olympus, at Sadler Dining Center and on West Campus returned this semester to some bright new options for dining, food shopping and just hanging out. Read more