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Skidmore Sustainability Office

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

Skidmore Unplugged returns and expands

The annual focus on energy conservation has a new twist this year--which NY6 school will realize the biggest savings?

Dam fine idea

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.

Skidmore's solar array completed, generating power

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.

Greenspace: Skidmore's environmental strategy embraces every spot on campus, and beyond

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.

Studying Spaceship Earth

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.
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