In addition to the Library Green Team, many green things are happening at the University level both at Syracuse and at universities across the country.
Syracuse University Green Initiatives
- Green UniverseCity
The University’s students, faculty and staff act on this commitment to sustainability in many ways: teaching, research and sharing of knowledge related to a healthy and safe environment; an ecological footprint that is respectful of nature.
- EnSPIRE :: Office of Environment and Society
Each of the two Universities on top of “University Hill” in Syracuse has impressive resources in environmental research and teaching. Together, we offer one of the strongest concentrations of environmental scholarship in the United States.
- Syracuse Center of Excellence
The mission of SyracuseCoE is to create innovations in environmental and energy technologies that improve human health and productivity, security, and sustainability in urban and built environments.
- USAC :: University Sustainability Action Coalition
A group of faculty, staff, and students who are committed to effecting a significant change in campus culture concerning energy use, recycling, and other aspects of sustainability.
- Carbon Rally
SU participates in Carbonrally, a fun, simple and social way to reduce energy consumption and fight climate change. Schools form teams, and team members sign up to take various actions to reduce their carbon footprint. Join SU’s Carbonrally team!
Other Academic Initiatives
- American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment
A high-visibility effort to address global warming by garnering institutional commitments to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions, and to accelerate the research and educational efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize earth’s climate.
- Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF)
An international effort to support sustainability as a critical focus of teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities worldwide through publications, research, and assessment.
- Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges
With a membership of over 260 universities and colleges, the EAUC is England’s primary organization for higher education sustainability and environmental efforts.
- University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF)
The mission of ULSF is to support sustainability as a critical focus of teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities worldwide through publications, research, and assessment.
- Talloires Declaration,
ULSF also serves as the Secretariat for signatories of this ten-point action plan committing institutions to sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching and practice. Over 350 university presidents and chancellors in more than 40 countries have signed the Declaration.