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

Connective Corridor Featured at Greenbuild
December 5, 2013
The Connective Corridor was featured at Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, held Nov. 20-22 in Philadelphia, as a civic engagement model for sustainable initiatives. The conference, presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), convenes the world’s largest gathering of the green building movement. It was attended by more than 30,000 professionals from all aspects of the green building industry—from architects, urban planners, designers and developers, to educational institutions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and urban planners. 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

New 1-credit Sustainability Seminars Open to All Students
August 21, 2013
SU Showcase announces two new one-credit workshops on sustainability
SOL300 Waste Watchers: Reducing waste at SU (SECM010 #16214 ) Learn about the global and local issues of waste and recycling through film, classroom discussion, a tour of Syracuse Haulers waste separation operations and hands-on experience. The centerpiece of the weekend will be performing an audit of one day’s worth of campus waste. Students will then develop messaging for the campus to address the problems identified in the audit. Read More

University Community Harvest Farmers’ Market to Be Held Friday at Strawberry Festival
June 11, 2013
Are you craving fresh fruits and vegetables, looking for flowers to brighten up your home or searching for a unique handmade item? Look no farther than the University Community Harvest Farmers’ Markets. The seventh annual University Community Harvest Farmers’ Market series will kick off on Friday, June 14, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., during SU’s Strawberry Festival on the Kenneth A. Shaw Quad. Read More

Student Sustainability Group Making a Difference through Green Design
March 25, 2013
Syracuse University senior Sean Foote is working to create a better world for his 3-year-old son. The engineering major cares about the environment and wants to help preserve it for his son’s future enjoyment. This is mainly why Foote got involved with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Students group at Syracuse University. As the group’s treasurer, he’s helping to lead USGBC Students in educating others both on and off campus to take action on sustainability. Read More

Encouraging Children to ‘Go Green’
January 31, 2013
The younger children are when they first become interested in conserving energy and the earth’s resources, the more likely they will be to support public projects for ecological well-being when they grow up. That’s one of the findings of a paper recently published in the journal Early Child Development and Care by Professor Emerita Alice Honig and former graduate student Meghan Mennerich in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the David B. Falk College of Human Dynamics. Read More

Create a Better World: SU Showcase Offers One-Credit Sustainability Workshops for all Students
January 29, 2013
Concerned about plastic waste? Spend a weekend with a visiting artist, refashioning plastic waste into art that sends a message about sustainability. Want to feel more connected to your ecosystem and the history of this region? Be part of a puppetry performance piece about Onondaga Lake. It’s all part of SU Showcase, which brings together students from all majors to learn about sustainability and share that knowledge in creative ways with the larger community. Read More

New student sustainability group poised to grow
January 17, 2013
Being part of a new venture can be very exciting and rewarding, especially when you’re committed to the cause. For a group of students inspired to make the Syracuse University campus and the world more eco-friendly, their time and energy spent throughout the fall have them geared up to grow their organization this semester.  Eco-Reps at Syracuse University is a relatively new student group seeking to increase sustainability and environmental consciousness across campus. Zach Goldberg, sophomore in The College of Arts and Sciences, started the group last March under the guidance of SU’s Sustainability Division. Eco-Reps became a Division of Student Affairs-recognized student organization shortly after the fall semester began. Read More