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
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
Students, faculty, and staff recently celebrated the completion of a new 250-foot-long boardwalk on a popular trail in Skidmore's North Woods.
Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) and burning bush (Euonymus alatus) will be removed from landscaped beds around campus.
Students get experience in food prep from the experts in a session that stresses safety and low waste.
The New York Executive Clean Energy Leadership Institute (NY EXCEL), is expected to lead to business creation and job growth in upstate New York.
Annual event encourages energy conservation.