- The College has an online farmers' market for easy access to fresh fruits, vegetables,
and a variety of food products made in Schoharie County called Schoharie Fresh.
- The College sells most of the contents of the campus greenhouses to the community.
- We use Integrated Pest Management in the greenhouses.
- The college has made and used bio-diesel.
- SUNY Cobleskill uses biodegradable cleaning supplies and soaps.
- Carpets are made from plastic bottles in the library.
- The bathrooms have toilet paper made from recycled materials.
- There is recycled content paper in all photocopiers.
- There are low-water flush toilets and there is a zero-water men's toilet in Wheeler
- Motion detector sensors on campus automatically turn off lights to save energy.
- "Gray water" is recycled for cleaning the animal barns.
- Herbicides or pesticides on turf and in the gardens are used minimally.
- Wetlands water quality is monitored extensively on campus and in the community.
- The College composts.
- Whenever possible, SUNY Cobleskill reduces soil erosion.
- The campus has an arboretum for applied learning.
- The College has had numerous speakers talk on campus about sustainability issues such
- Ann Cooper described her book Bitter Harvest and she was given an honorary Ph.D.
- Roger Salliant, CEO of Plug Power, discussed the manufacturing of hydrogen fuel cells in
New York State.
- Dr. Ward Stone founder of the West Nile virus gave a detailed report on its impact.
- Dr. Paul Bermanzohn talked about genetically modified foods.
- Dave Howard discussed green building techniques.
- The College joined the Adopt-A-Highway program on Interstate 88.
- SUNY Cobleskill collaborates and cooperates with the Farm Bureau, Cornell Cooperative
Extension, and Schoharie County Land Trust.
- The College has a USDA certified butcher for use by local farmers.
- Some of the College staff work at the Iroquois Indian Museum.
- The College participates in educational booths at the County Fair as well as the State
- The College helps Cobleskill Partnership, Inc. on resolving community issues.
- The campus encourages snow plow removers to use less road salt locally.
- We incorporate green architecture in new construction and/or renovation.
- The campus offers two daycare centers for use by faculty and staff and has one pre-K
daycare center for use by the community.
- We have a bio-digester to convert waste to energy.
- The campus hosts the Seventh Generation Lecture Series.
- Paper, glass, plastics, metal, electronic waste, and fluorescent light bulbs are recycled
- The College recognizes the Talloires Declaration of 1990 in order to address the need
for universities to move toward an environmentally sustainable future.
- We support the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014.
- The campus joined the University Leaders for a Sustainable Future.
- SUNY Cobleskill created a campus-wide "ad hoc committee on sustainability."
- The College opened the Center for Collaborative Sustainability.
- In total, there are three dozen sections per semester taught in sustainability.