• Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Primary SD area: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Cortland, United States (The)
  • Date of completion: 1 Jan 2000
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Deliverables & Resources
Higher Education Sustainability Initiative - State University of New York College at Cortland

Organization(s) making commitment

State University of New York College at Cortland

Achievement of Commitment

The College has achieved a great deal in the past few years, including establishing a Climate Action Committee charged with developing a climate action plan that could provide a roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality; the establishment of two subcommittees to increase sustainability topics into the curriculum and to address financial aspects of sustainability efforts; the reporting and tracking of sustainability efforts through ACUPCC and STARS; and partnering through community outreach.

How this will be achieved

Our sustainability project between 2012 and 2015:
• Engage the SUNY Cortland community in campus-wide dialog to develop a campus-wide definition of “sustainability”
• Explore additional ways to incorporate sustainability topics into the curriculum
• Increase community outreach through partnership in sustainability initiatives, e.g. “Sustainable Cortland”
• Improve and update the campus sustainability webpage
• Seek more ways for students to participate in sustainability initiatives
• Continue to provide informational opportunities, e.g., Sustainability Week/Earth Week
• Continue to observe ACUPCC and STARS reporting and tracking cycle submissions
• Monitor and update Campus Climate Action Plan
• Assign high priority to sustainability in future campus-wide construction projects, e.g., new residence hall and Student Life Center

Deliverable Date
Climate action plan 2015

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff dedicated to sustainable practices
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