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"Colgate University is committed to sustainability through innovative projects and programming that enhance teaching and learning, create long-term economic resiliency, build and restore robust ecological systems, and support a healthier and more just society." - Colgate University 2014 Strategic Plan


Through broad support and collaboration, our community works together in striving towards a sustainable future. Click the appropriate link below to learn more about what you can do.

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US Green Building Council Member, AASHE STARS Gold, Second Nature Carbon Commitment

Informational Videos

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The Sustainable Colgate video series highlights the most important environmental initiatives at Colgate University and in our region.

Through engaging and insightful interviews with students, faculty, Central New York residents, alumni, and environmental leaders, we hope to raise awareness of sustainability and share our story with the Colgate community and beyond.

Climate Action

We've pledged to achieve carbon neutrality on the Colgate campus by 2019. Here's how:

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