The Office of Sustainability

As a public higher education institution, the University at Albany has both an obligation and an opportunity to be a leader in sustainability. Our institution can and should serve as a model for other colleges and universities as well as for our own students and the community around us.

To see what we are doing to be more sustainable visit our Sustainability Dashboard!

  • Energy Campaign

    To promote the conservation of electricity in the Residence Halls, University Apartments, Academic Buildings, and Support Buildings, we conduct the Energy Campaign, a 10-week challenge for all monitored buildings to achieve a 10% reduction in electricity use as measure against their baselines. Learn more here!

  • Terra Awards

    Every semester we look to celebrate individuals who excel in sustainability! Click above to learn more about the award that is given to our faculty, students, and staff members.

  • Sustainable Courses Spring 2023

    Access the list of Undergraduate and Graduate level sustainable courses for the Spring 2023 semester here!

  • Green Workspace Challenge

    Think your UAlbany office is green? Earn an eco-certification by enrolling in the Green Workspace Challenge! Fill out the pre-assessment questions here.

  • Office Composting Program

    Are you part of an on campus office? Are you interested in being part of the office composting program? Contact [email protected] to get more information or to get involved.

  • Zipcar on Campus!

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



  • Eco-Rep Program

    Students can play an active role in making change on campus by joining the Eco-Rep program and receive specialized training on sustainable practices to create educational material and conduct presentations to student groups. Fill out the application here.

  • Sustainability Coordinators

    This program is for faculty and staff that want to make a difference in our sustainable operations and practices. Participants received specialized training and meet monthly during the academic year to discuss new and on-going initiatives.

  • Sustainability Ambassadors

    This program is for faculty and staff that want to help raise awareness about sustainable practices. No meeting obligations and this can be done virtually by sharing information with offices and in-person by participating in events.



Anyone interested in participating in these programs can email [email protected]