SUNY Can Be “Greenest” University System in America, According to EPA
Apr22

SUNY Can Be “Greenest” University System in America, According to EPA

  At a college sustainability conference in New York in April 2014, EPA Regional Administrator Juditch Enck told the crowd that SUNY should and could be the “greenest” higher education system in the United States. Through 2014, the West Coast of the United States has been experiencing a nearly decade-long drought, threatening agriculture, tourism, and municipal infrastructure throughout California and the neighboring...

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10 SUNY Campuses Named Nation’s Top “Green” Colleges for 2014
Apr17

10 SUNY Campuses Named Nation’s Top “Green” Colleges for 2014

Ten SUNY campuses have been named top “Green Colleges” by the Princeton Review for 2014 in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. The ten schools are among 332 “most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada,” according to the the Princeton Review. “SUNY campuses across the state are among the most energy-smart in the nation, a leadership...

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Research: Leading The Call for Reduced Plastics Pollution in Lakes
Nov11

Research: Leading The Call for Reduced Plastics Pollution in Lakes

Ever wonder what happens after you dispose of your empty body wash or facial scrub containers? Those same products are landing in the Great Lakes and polluting our environment. Dr. Sherri Mason, a professor at SUNY Fredonia and our previous IWA expert, has now lead the charge on the study of higher levels of microplastics in Lake Erie. Microplastics are small particles that are added to personal care items to give them an abrasive...

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Alfred State Students Help the U.S. National Arboretum Go Greener
Oct28

Alfred State Students Help the U.S. National Arboretum Go Greener

Nineteen students and two instructors from Alfred State’s electrical construction and maintenance electrician program headed to Washington, D.C. this October to complete the largest phase of what has been a five-year project to help the U.S. National Arboretum meet its sustainability goals. Their mission: to install a 15 kilowatt photo voltaic system. The new solar energy system is just one part of a long-term plan to update and...

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IWA Faculty Expert, Sherri Mason
Oct15

IWA Faculty Expert, Sherri Mason

Interview With A is a video series where we talk with real SUNY students and faculty on their experience, achievements, and research at any of SUNY’s 64 campuses in New York State. We chat here with SUNY Fredonia‘s Dr. Sherri Mason, Associate Professor of Chemistry, who has conducted extensive and ongoing research into pollution in the Great Lakes. In collaboration with the 5 Gyres Institute, SUNY Fredonia, with Dr. Mason,...

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Ask An Expert: Why is the threat of the Emerald Ash Borer so important in New York State?
Jul31
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SUNY ESF Helps Keep Beverage Operations Clean and Efficient
May27

SUNY ESF Helps Keep Beverage Operations Clean and Efficient

This year’s Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) & Brew Expo America featured a presentation about an anaerobic digester system coordinated by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF). Jim Kuhr, brewmaster and director of brewery operations at the at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company, outlined the process and benefits of the system that removes 80 percent of the organics from the Utica brewery’s...

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SUNY and Energy Smart New York: Spring 2013
Apr22

SUNY and Energy Smart New York: Spring 2013

SUNY as a system maximizes the Energy Smart New York campaign every single day of the year; after all, 97% of the state’s population is within 20 miles of a SUNY campus.  As an economic driver in New York State, SUNY capitalizes on the opportunity to profoundly affect New Yorkers by instating smart, and sometimes bold, environmental goals. Today we focus on a recent national intercampus achievement and groundbreaking systemwide...

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