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Sustainable Skidmore

Skidmore College is committed to environmental action. Skidmore's intention is reflected in its Strategic Plan, which states that Skidmore will "develop, broaden, and deepen the College's connections to the local community; enhance our ability to function as a socially and environmentally responsible corporate citizen," and "make the Skidmore campus an environmental laboratory, increase our emphasis on responsible planning for sustainable operation and continue efforts to reduce the College's 'environmental footprint'."

Actions speak louder than words, and Skidmore's actions are loud and clear. From our 30 buildings on campus that have geothermal heating and cooling systems, to the hiring of a sustainability coordinator, Skidmore is making a clear effort towards environmental action. We invite you to explore our Web site and learn not only about the sustainability initiatives that are happening at Skidmore, but how you can improve your green living habits and participate in campus greening events.

Sustainability in the News

Woodland carpentry

Students, faculty, and staff recently celebrated the completion of a new 250-foot-long boardwalk on a popular trail in Skidmore's North Woods.

College commits to eradicating 2 invasive plant species

Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) and burning bush (Euonymus alatus) will be removed from landscaped beds around campus.

Waste not, want not: Student Composting and Dining Services collaborate

Students get experience in food prep from the experts in a session that stresses safety and low waste.

New program to prepare executives to launch clean-tech start-ups

The New York Executive Clean Energy Leadership Institute (NY EXCEL), is expected to lead to business creation and job growth in upstate New York.

Skidmore Unplugged promotes sustainabilility

Annual event encourages energy conservation.
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