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Greening the Libraries

Campus Initiatives

In addition to the Libraries Green Team, many green things are happening at the University level both at Syracuse and at universities across the country.

Syracuse University Green Initiatives

  • Sustainability in Action
    Information about sustainability research and educational initiatives, events, and projects at Syracuse University.
  • 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.

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.