Sustainability Efforts & Events

Building a Better Future

At SUNY Cobleskill, we aim for sustainability in all that we do. From teaching evidence-based approaches to environmental stewardship and researching next-gen clean energy technology to installing green roofs and practicing energy reduction, we ensure that we are all working together to leave a better world for those who come after us.

Sustainability Events

The 7th Generation* Lecture Series Spring 2020

Monday, February 24th : 7:15 PM CANR 101
Phyllis and Paul Van Amburgh of Dharma Lea Farms in Sharon Springs, NY

Tuesday, February 25th : 12:15 PM CANR 101
Owls and Their Extraordinary Senses

Wednesday, March 25th: 7:15 PM CANR 101
Mindfulness: An approach to Reducing Our Carbon Footprint and Improving the Environment. 

Monday, April 6th : 7:15 PM CANR 101
“Community” Solutions to Our Climate and Ecosystems Crises

Free and open to the public.


Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society Meetings
Thursdays, 12:15pm in Warner 120


A Message from the Provost

Susan Zimmermann, Provost and VP for Academic AffairsEach of us has an important role to play, as stewards not only of the campus—its facilities, acres of farm and pasture land, and programs—but also of the local and global communities in which we live and work. I invite you to lend your support to the many initiatives on campus; together, we can build upon and strengthen our commitment to sustainable practices.

SUNY Cobleskill has been recognized for its ongoing commitment to sustainability, named among Princeton Reviews "286 Greenest Colleges." Great attention has been paid to the construction of LEED certifiable academic buildings; to the reduction of energy use and its associated costs; and to the creation of academic courses, programs, and experiences that emphasize sustainable practices. Daily, members of the campus community are involved in activities that support and promote sustainability – whether it is through teaching, club advisement, internship supervision, committee service, food preparation, waste management, or facilities maintenance. The links provided on this page highlight many of these efforts, and provide a great starting point for future conversations and campus initiatives.

Susan Zimmermann Signature

Susan Zimmermann

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs