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.

  • Give and Go

    Do you have any appliances, furniture or electronics in good condition that you will not be bringing home with you? Drop off these items in the PODS on the Quads during move out.


  • Green Drinks

    Connect with others who share similar "green" interests as you at the Lucas Confectionary in Troy on Tuesday, 5/26 from 5:30-7:30pm. Green Drinks is hosted by the NY Upstate Chapter of the US Green Building Council.


  • Sustainable Speakers Series Presentation

  • Hosted by the NY Upstate Chapter of the US Green Building Council, join Melissa Everett as she presents, "The Blue Economy: Preserving Water as an Economic Engine" on 6/9 @ 5:30pm.

  • 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. Email to inquire.

  • 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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