Sustainability at UAlbany

As a public higher education institution, the University at Albany has both an obligation and an opportunity to be a leader in sustainability. The Office of Sustainablity was founded under the principle that our institution can and should serve as a model for other colleges and universities as well as for our students and the community around us. We strive to further ecological literacy, impactful research and sustainable practices aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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

  • Area Farmers' Markets

    Find NYS Farmers' Markets here!

  • Rising Tide

    This multi-disciplinary live performance, hosted by the Performing Arts Center, fuses original music with art, imagery and science to address global sustainability and provide a path toward meaningful response. Free performance on Sunday, September 24th at 2 pm. For more details, click here.

  • Fall Sustainability Courses

    Access the list of Undergraduate and Graduate level sustainable courses for the Fall session 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.

  • Ride Share Services

    Looking for a way to green your commute or find a carpool partner? Find what you need at our 511NY ride share page!



  • 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. If interested in becoming an Eco-Rep, email [email protected]

  • 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]