Sustainable Fredonia

Go Green

Things to do to Go Green!

Students: Take the Sustainability Pledge!

Join a Sustainability Subcommittee

Recycle bottles, cans, plastics, paper, cardboard, batteries

Conserve Electricity

Use Human Energy to Open Doors -- Avoid using the handicapped buttons 

Reduce Food Waste: Take only what you'll eat

Walk or Ride a Bike

Car Pool

Take a class on sustainability

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Fredonia Goes Green!Mission Statement

Our mission is to integrate sustainability into all aspects of campus life by:

  • Educating students, faculty, staff, and the community about environmental, social, and economic issues;
  • Promoting environmental awareness and responsibility in personal and institutional choices; and
  • Inspiring innovative environmental solutions, behavioral changes, and ethical stewardship of the natural world.

To accomplish these goals, we have adopted the Natural Step framework for achieving sustainability.

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The Freshman Green15 gives incoming Freshman (and all Fredonia students) tips on sustainable living and the top 15 "green" items to bring with you to campus. Be sure to check it out!






SUNY Fredonia has signed the United Nations Sustainability Declaration



Annual Report CoverSee the Sustainability Committee 2012 Annual Report 

SUNY Fredonia joined the American College & University President's Climate Commitment in April 2008.  Learn more about the commitmentand SUNY Fredonia Reporting Information.



Latest Go Green News:


April 2014 - SUNY Fredonia is once again included in The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Schools

March 2014 - Wednesday's Watch

February 2014 - This week's "Wednesday's Watch" is "The Story of Stuff"

February 2014 - NEW! "Wednesday's Watch" Program. Each Wednesday we'll post a "must watch" video. This Wednesday's "Watch" is a TedTalk by Tristram Stuart. Did you know that Western countries throw away nearly 50% of their food just because it doesn't look appealing?

February 2014 - New FREDRIDE Carpool Matching Program!!!

January 2013 - RecycleMania begins January 20, 2013! recycle mania logo

November 2012 - View the Western New York Environmental Alliance's Accomplishments Video.
SUNY Fredonia is mentioned at T:30 seconds and again at T:8 minutes.

October 24, 2012 - SUNY Fredonia celebrates Food Day


August 2012: SUNY Fredonia has earned a spot in Sierra Club's top 100 "Cool Schools" for its Sustainability efforts. View the Campus Report article.


February 2012: SUNY Fredonia participates in Recyclemania for 5th straight year.  Check out our per capita data and where we rank among similar schools. View the campus report article for more information.

February 2012: SIFE asks students to "black out" electric use on Feb. 6

January 2012: SUNY Fredonia provides free recycling for rechargeable batteries, ink cartridges, toner, and plastic bags. Find out how to recycle these items on our Recycling Page.

Over 7 Million gallons of water saved at campus facilities!
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