The Office of Environmental Sustainability

The Office of Environmental Sustainability implements and coordinates all campus activities related to responsible environmental programs, including recycling, education, communication, procurement and policies.

  • Celebrate Earth Month

    Each year, Earth Day - April 22 - marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. In celebration of Earth Day, April is packed with events and activities. Please click the link to view the events.


  • Shredding Day

    Document Shredding Day at UAlbany is back! Drop off sites are on May 5th 9-1pm at State Quad Student Lot, May 12th 9-11am MSC/UAB lot and 11:30-1pm Hawley Lot (downtown campus). Learn items that can and cannot be shredded.


  • Electronics Recycling Day

  • Recycle your personal electronic devices and appliances on Thursday, May 7th from 11-2pm at State Quad Student lot. Click here to learn which items can and cannot be accepted.

  • Green Workspace Challenge

    Think your UAlbany office is green? Earn an eco-certification by enrolling in the Green Workspace Challenge!

  • Office Composting Project

    Find out how you can voluntarily take part in composting food waste in your office.

  • Green Biz Toolkit

    NYS Green Biz Toolkit is a collection of information and contacts to assist NY organizations who are seeking to implement sustainability-related projects.


  • Dr. Kendra Smith-Howard

    Faculty Member Dr. Smith-Howard has been instrumental in the sustainability movement on campus. She was part of the Sustainability Task Force, working group to develop a minor and the creation of the Sustainability Roundtable.

  • Mary McCarthy

    Staff Member Mary McCarthy established the Trashion Fashion show in Spring 2014 and continued its success in 2015. She was a key leader in the event and helped recruit and raise awareness to students.

  • Krista Bentson and Tom Wolcott

    Graduate students Krista and Tom developed a website, the Green Biz Toolkit that codifies and explains sustainability programs, grants and funding for businesses. Their website is now being promoted statewide.

  • Nadia Rodriguez

    Undergraduate Nadia spearheaded the recycling bin project in the University Library. She conducted regular audits and as a result more bins will be added to the Library.

  • James Rath

    Undergraduate James is the Bike Share Representative for Indian Quad and is responsible for the success, maintenance and documentation of the bike share on campus.

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