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Sustainability is woven into the fabric of our community, informing how we teach, learn, and operate. Students, faculty, and staff embrace our environmental initiatives, all of which are moving us toward our goal of carbon neutrality by 2019.


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.

Upcoming Events

We sponsor a number of green events each semester. Check back soon for upcoming events if none happen to be listed here. Also check out the full campus calendar.

Sustainability Updates

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Informational Videos

Student walking across the quad, rolling a large globe nearly as tall as he is.
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:

Contact Us

For general inquiries please e-mail:

For more specific information please contact our staff.