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.

  • RecycleMania is right around the corner!

    UAlbany will be participating in the annual RecycleMania challenge during the Spring semester. Start brainstorming ways you will reduce, reuse, and recycle!


  • Connected by Coffee- Decolonizing Sustainability Film Series

    Join us on February 15th at Madison Theater for a showing of Connected by Coffee. The mixer starts at 7 pm with the movie starting at 7:30 pm. Free admission to UAlabny students with SUNY ID!

  • "After Paris, The World Needs New York: The Next Step to Save the Future"

    Green business pioneer Hunter Lovins will discuss the business and political opportunities for New York to step into a global leadership role in building a sustainable economy. The event starts at 7 pm on February 23rd in Campus Center Assembly Hall, 2nd floor.

  • Green Workspace Challenge

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

  • UAlbany Bike Share

    Are you an undergraduate living on campus? Sign out a bike for FREE in the Wellness Centers of Indian, Colonial, and Alumni Quads. Learn more here or ask the wellness assistants!

  • Zipcar on Campus!

    Reserve, unlock, and go with Zipcar, our car sharing service! Student organization leaders can now sign-up for free!

  • Dr. Mathias Vuille

    Dr. Mathias Vuille in DAES continually supports engagement activities and participates in faculty forums on sustainability. He researches glacier retreat in the Andes. Dr. Vuille brings valuable insight in virtual field trip presentations during sustainability week and to freshmen seminar classes that allows students to be transported to the Andes and see firsthand the effects of climate change.

  • Donna Crisafulli

    Donna Crisafulli is the Executive Director of the Interfaith Center. This fall, she worked closely with the Office of Environmental Sustainability to host a three part "Faith and the Environment Series". The collaboration was a great success, convening two active communities to help see how their beliefs overlap and how they can work together in the future.

  • Nicholle Gregor

    Nikki Gregor's role in the sustainability movement at UAlbany has grown exponentially in the past few years, from student group member to now the President of the USS, Community Chair on the Sustainability Council, and Community Assistant for the Sustainability LLC. Nikki has spent the last two and a half years planning trips to local schools where she uses her creative side to illustrate the basics of sustainability.

  • UAlbany Signed the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge

    UAlbany has signed on to participated in a White House-led initiative that highlights higher education's role in change change awareness and finding solutions. UAlbany has committed to innovative climate change research, education, and implementation of sustainable and resilient practices.

  • UAlbany Preparedness Center Launches Regional Training Initiative

    The University at Albany School of Public Health's Center for Public Health Preparedness – Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center will pilot this process through a demonstration project focused on Psychological First Aid (PFA) training for public health, healthcare and other emergency response workers. PFA is used by all response workers interacting with survivors of extreme events to help reduce stress.

  • UAlbany Author: Christopher L. Pastore Explores the Interaction Between People and Nature

  • In Between Land and Sea: The Atlantic Coast and the Transformation of New England (Harvard University Press), he presents an environmental history of Narragansett Bay, beginning with the first European settlement in 1636 and ending with the dissolution of the Blackstone Canal Company in 1849.