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  • The Colgate community comes together each year to celebrate sustainability during 13 Days of Green. This Colgate tradition, with programs leading up to Earth Day, highlights local and global sustainability challenges and initiatives, and demonstrates what individuals can do to inspire change.
    April 19, 2019
  • speaker at a sustainability conference session
    On November 7–8, Colgate became the first private institution to host the annual State of New York Sustainability Conference. More than 300 sustainability officers, professors, industry experts, and students from across New York State came to campus to discuss climate action, renewable energy, waste reduction, and fostering sustainable behavior. The conference was organized by the […]
    November 30, 2018
  • fall foliage and student
    On this day 10 years ago, former Colgate President Rebecca Chopp signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, marking the beginning of Colgate’s formal pledge to reach carbon neutrality. The university remains committed to this goal and will achieve carbon neutrality in 2019, our Bicentennial year. November 7–9, 2018, Colgate will host the […]
    October 9, 2018
  • Sustainability at Colgate University
    Colgate University has been recognized as a top performer in the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Innovative and forward-thinking initiatives, such as Colgate’s comprehensive wellness program, Chapel House geothermal exchange system, and continued improvements to preserve campus-owned forested land, played integral roles in achieving […]
    August 23, 2018
  • Students walk along the Colgate Academic Quad during the fall.
    Colgate’s Green Revolving Loan Fund is a newly-launched  initiative geared toward reducing the university’s carbon footprint, and staff in the Buildings and Grounds Department are already leading the way with the fund’s first energy-saving project. The loan fund, which is seeded with $230,000, is designed to support significant physical upgrades that have a clear, measurable […]
    November 23, 2017