The PR Subcommittee is committed to getting the word out to campus about what the sustainability committee has accomplished and is currently working on, as well as ways the campus community can get involved in furthering SUNY Fredonia's goal to Go Green.
Sustainability Tracking and Rating System
As an addition to the American College and University President's Climate Commitment, AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) has developed STARS - a rating system designed to help colleges and universities gage their progress toward sustainability. This program is completely transparent, and any information a campus provides is available to the public, allowing potential students and others to view the credits earned by each participating campus. This is an amazing opportunity for SUNY Fredonia to publicize the work being done around campus.
visit the STARS Website to view SUNY Fredonia's report.
Recyclemania is a national competition. There are links to recyclemania websites on our homepage, and you can read the Campus Report article here.
Sustainability in the news
The Student Sustainability Pledge is now available. This pledge is meant to encourage students to take a serious look at their actions and the actions of this University, and to strive to make sound environmental decisions. This pledge will be offered to all Freshmen beginning Fall 2010. The pledge is available on the gogreen site to sign or view.
Climate Action Plan
As part of the American College and University President's Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) signed by President Hefner in 2007, SUNY Fredonia must submit a Climate Action Plan by May 15th, 2010. It has been a long process to quantify the University's greenhouse gas emissions and to develop a detailed plan of action for reducing its overall environmental impact. Each subcommittee is working hard to develop a course of action, as well as anticipate obstacles, and to think of creative solutions. If you think you have a great idea, please join a subcommittee and get involved! Student, Faculty, and Staff members are always welcome on any of our 13 subcommittees.
To view the climate action plan when it is complete, visit the ACUPCC reporting website.
"Sustainability Comment" (as seen in The Leader)