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.

  • Governor Cuomo Announces Major Step Forward for UAlbany's ETEC Initiative

    M. Cuomo announced that the University at Albany's Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex (ETEC) will be located on the Harriman Campus. By coupling cutting edge research with economic development initiatives, it will spur the transfer of ideas and new technologies to commercial enterprise. 

  • Student Entrepreneurs Prepare to Bring ChugaChaga to Market

    Three University at Albany undergrad entrepreneurs are planning to roll out their product – an iced tea made from chaga, a mushroom that grows off birch trees – sometime in March.Chaga is a medicinal mushroom in Russian and Eastern European folk medicine, and is considered to be an immune-enhancing substance with more antioxidants than blueberries or pomegranates. It also contains prebiotics, which fertilize the good bacteria in the gut.

  • Getting to the Doctor

  • Low-cost or even free healthcare isn't very affordable if you can't get to a provider. That is why the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) has assembled what it calls a "terrific" 10-member planning committee of health and transit experts, including UAlbany's Catherine T. Lawson, to delve into the relationship between transit and healthcare in America