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
29 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
The annual focus on energy conservation has a new twist this year--which NY6 school will realize the biggest savings?
Skidmore has entered into an agreement to use power from a dam downstate, producing up to 4.1 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy annually.
On a day when it looked as if the sun might take time off, campus and community leaders gathered to celebrate the completion of Skidmore's solar array. The sun came out when the ribbon was cut.
Ranks of loaner bikes outside Scribner Library, a large garden with a tool shed on
Wiecking Hall lawn, a plug-in kiosk for electric cars in Palamountain parking lot--
Skidmore's campus looks a lot different than it did just a few years ago.
When members of the Class of 2014 graduated last spring, they wore academic robes made from recycled plastic bottles--a perfect coda for an education marked by growing opportunities to study sustainability.