Sustainability Endowments Institute again gives high grades to SU’s initiatives

October 30, 2007
Syracuse University’s administration has been named a leader by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, recognized in a group of only 42 colleges and universities nationwide for leading action regarding sustainability at the administrative or trustee level. This includes policies or commitments to sustainability in the institution’s mission statement or master plan, and also commitments to local, national, or international sustainability agreements. In February, SU Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor committed the University to a leadership role in the fight against global warming by signing the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Read More

Campus Sustainability Day, October 24, Highlights many green initiatives at Syracuse University

October 17, 2007
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Syracuse University will offer a program of major speakers via webcast, host interactive exhibits, and highlight the many green initiatives taking place on campus as part of Campus Sustainability Day, a national day of recognition for the connections between global warming, environmental protection, and campus life. Campus Sustainability Day at SU, sponsored by the University Sustainability Action Coalition (USAC) and the Office of Academic Affairs, is the midpoint of a week of activities and events focused on SU’s leadership in promoting environmentally sustainable activity. Read More

EPA recognizes Syracuse University as the largest green power purchaser among the Big East Conference institutions

April 19, 2007
Syracuse University announced today that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the 2006-2007 Individual Conference Champion for purchasing more green power than any other institution in the Big East Conference. EPA has been tracking green power purchasing among collegiate athletic conferences through its College & University Green Power Challenge, which concluded recently with 16 conferences participating nationwide. Read More

SU signs Presidents Climate Commitment, pledging to further increase campus sustainability

March 5, 2007
Syracuse University Chancellor and President, Nancy Cantor, has committed the University to a leadership role in the fight against global warming by signing a pledge to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases on campus. Read More

Sustainability Division Awareness Program

In an effort to bring sustainability awareness to the forefront, representatives from the Sustainability Division have been participating in campus and off-campus events including the University’s annual Service Fair, “Taking Care of Business” an orientation for freshmen, Residence Advisory Fair, Teaching Assistance Fair, Staff to Staff presentation, Westcott Cultural Fair, and Taste of Westcott. Read More

What is the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment?

To preserve the surrounding environment, University leadership is committed to working toward an effective and efficient plan to ensure a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. By signing the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment in February 2007, Chancellor Cantor created another page in the book of Syracuse University’s history. This commitment made SU one of the largest private universities committed to zero net greenhouse gas emissions. The scientific consensus is clear: we must cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by mid-century to restore climate stability. Achieving this goal will require major social and economic changes, innovative energy resources, dedication to conservation, and awareness by every individual that their participation, no matter how large or small will be our catalyst to change. Read More