Students work to build a compost facility for use at Skidmore
Student activism for sustainable food selections in Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Earth Day at Skidmore
Student with some of the harvest from the student garden
Skidmore Unplugged is an annual energy-conservation/awareness contest
Students pursue research projects or internships in various fields relating to sustainability
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
11 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 environmental
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 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.
From corn breeds to calories to recipes, today's food issues have a lot to do with size and competition.
Service learning, community engagement, sustainability, and the Upstate economy will be the four areas of focus at a free one-day Upstate New York Symposium to be hosted by the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium at Union College on Monday, April 1.
Beyond recycling and renewable energy, Skidmore's sustainability efforts have become part of the curriculum. For some students, lessons on sustainability were taught at a barnyard.
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