Environmental Sustainability

 

Solar Array Dedication — October 2019

 

Guided Environmental Research Project —
Meat vs. Plant-based food taste test 

 

Guided Environmental Research Project —
Incentivizing Reusable Coffee Cups 

Students Complete Year-long Environmental Projects

Focusing on topics ranging from carbon footprints to coffee beans, seven students recently completed year-long individual studies as part of the Guided Research Projects in Environmental Sustainability course. 

Alumna Looks at COVID-19 Impact on Communities

RuthAnne Visnauskas ’92, who serves as commissioner/CEO of New York State Homes and Community Renewal, shared her perspective on the social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state during a webinar presentation on May 13. 

Our Four Pillars of Sustainability

Energy

The Solar Energy Field on campus

Jason Liu '17 worked with faculty members Alec McCandless and Jeff Dyreson to research the possibilty of a solar array on campus. The Solar Energy Field (SEF), is due to open in May 2019, will ultimately produce 1 MW, which represents 25 percent of the school's overall electric needs. 

Food

Agricultural Proctors, known as AgProctors, welcome new students with the harvest of the summer during Opening days. 

Water

Science teacher Jeff Dyreson's Environmental Science class works in the outdoor classroom where they are studying and reestablishing the wetland near the forthcoming Solar Energy Field. 

Waste

Guided Environmental Research Projects allow students to pursue a particular environmental topic for further study. Here, a student, who is looking at ways to improve recycling on campus, sorts recyclables.