2019

Applications Being Accepted for Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability Funding

November 5, 2019
The Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CALS) program is offering up to $75,000 for faculty or student projects that advance Syracuse University’s goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, directly or indirectly, or through raising awareness on campus about climate disruption and environmental sustainability. Funds will become available May 16, 2020. University faculty and students from any discipline may apply. Read More…

Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability Program Awards Funding for Four Projects

October 22, 2019
The Syracuse University Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CALS) program awarded four projects funding in May 2019. The Syracuse University Climate Action Plan, which was released in 2009, provided the competitive funding as part of the CALS program, overseen by a team of faculty and staff from across the University. The program merges academic scholarship with the University’s broad initiative to meet energy efficiency goals while having our faculty and students use our campus as a testbed for innovative ideas. Read More…

South Campus Composting Program Turns Food Waste Into Rich Nutrients for Plants

October 14, 2019
Syracuse University Sustainability Management has launched a Student Composting Program for South Campus residents. The goal is to reduce the amount of organic material going into trash dumpsters. Read More…

Syracuse University Becomes the 70th Bee Campus USA Institution in the Nation

October 7, 2019
Syracuse University has become the 70th educational institution in the nation to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to organize the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. Syracuse University joins more than 150 other cities and campuses across the country united in improving their landscapes for pollinators. Read More…

Garden Planted to Provide Fresh Vegetables for Campus Food Pantry

June 12, 2019
A group of volunteers gathered on South Campus on a sunny morning last month. The skies that had finally turned blue were the perfect backdrop under which to plant Syracuse University’s new campus garden. Read More…

Syracuse University Ranks First, Second in ACC for RecycleMania Competition

May 15, 2019
Syracuse University placed first among participating Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) institutions and—for the third straight year—first in New York state in the Total Recycling category of the 2019 RecyleMania competition. The University also came in second among ACC institutions and third among the 15 participating New York colleges and universities in the competition’s Diversion category, as well as first in the ACC and fourth among 18 New York colleges and universities in the Per Capita Classic category. Read More…

Sustainability Management incorporates sustainability across campus through students

April 30, 2019
Nestled away in the drumlins of South Campus lies the office of Sustainability Management. Recently relocated to 161 Farm Acre Road, Sustainability Management offers students from all areas of campus the ability to apply skills learned in the classroom to a real world application. Sustainability Management was formed in 2007 after the signing of the American Presidents Climate Commitment, now known as Second Nature. As the University already has a large catalog of courses and extracurricular activities available to educate students about sustainability and effects of global climate change, Sustainability Management developed an internship program to enhance their experience. Read More…

Celebrate the Earth at Earthfest

April 24, 2019
Earthfest is Sunday, April 28, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Thornden Park Amphitheater. The sustainability-themed music and arts festival celebrates Earth Day, sustainability on the Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) campuses, and in the local community. Read More…

Lights Out on Saturday: Earth Hour Draws Attention to Energy Consumption and its Effects on the Environment

March 28, 2019
Syracuse University Sustainability Management is encouraging students, faculty, staff, and their friends and family to participate in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 30, at 8:30 p.m. Millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour to show their steadfast commitment to protecting nature. Read More…

Syracuse University Receives STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability Achievements

February 18, 2019
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has awarded a STARS Silver rating to Syracuse University in recognition of its sustainability achievements. The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects… Read More…

2019 RecycleMania Collegiate Competition Runs through March 30

February 4, 2019
Syracuse University is once again participating in RecycleMania, the eight-week national recycling and waste reduction competition in which colleges and universities across the United States and Canada are ranked each week based on their amount of collected recycling, food organics and trash. RecycleMania begins Sunday, Feb. 3. Read More…

Members of Diversity Council, Chancellor’s Workgroup and Sustainability Management Tour Great Law of Peace Center

January 15, 2019
A number of faculty and staff from the Council on Diversity and Inclusion, the former Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion, and Sustainability Management toured the Skä•noñh—Great Law of Peace Center in December. The Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center tells… Read More