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Caring For A Legacy: Micro-hydro at Skidmore College

Campus Sustainability Plan


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 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


Building a sustainable-energy system for the college's future Center for Integrated Sciences, Skidmore will drill some 240 geothermal wells and create a control center like the one pictured here.

Earth Week focus: Sustainable dining and service

Skidmore celebrates sustainability during a range of Earth Week activities.

North Woods video series

A series of short videos about Skidmore's North Woods offers special insight into this campus treasure.

Author-angler Greenberg to describe seafood revolution

We import farmed salmon and export wild salmon. From cod and tuna to shrimp and oysters, the seafood sourcing crisis will be discussed in a Dec. 10 talk by a prominent author.

Environmental activitist to kick off Skidmore Unplugged

Dominic Frongillo, a climate change advocate who rallied efforts against fracking, will help launch Skidmore's energy awareness campaign.
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