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.

  • Green Worksapce Challenge

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

  • Sustainability Innovation Grant Program

    Find out how you can fund an innovative academic endeavor or professional development opportunity through our new grant program.

  • Bike-Savvy Commuting

    Summer's a great time to pedal our way to the classroom and the office. Check out Capital Coexist for refreshers on how to stay safe while using our region's roadways.


  • Keynote Speaker: Bill McKibben

    World-renowned environmental activist and writer will address the UAlbany community on September 16th in the PAC Main Theater.

  • Fall Energy Campaign

    The eighth annual Energy Campaign kicks off September 3rd. Join us as we again try to reduce our campus energy use by 10%!

  • U.S. Green Building Council Speaker

    Come learn how faith communities can cut energy costs and reduce carbon emissions. Free for UAlbany students, staff, and faculty!

  • Dr. Gary Kleppel

    Professor Gary Kleppel was an original member of the Environmental Task Force and is a lead faculty member of the World of Environmental Health and Green Living.

  • Dr. Lara Kaye

    Lara Kaye, a research scientist in the Center for Human Services Research, leads the Downtown Campus's Green Committee and spearheaded the Green Workspace Challenge.

  • Cassidy Drasser

    Graduate student Cassidy serves on the Student Sustainability Council and is the founder and president of the Environmental Sustainability RGSO.