Our Commitment to Sustainability

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ACUPCC Signatory Member Since 2007

On September 15, 2007, President Deborah F. Stanley signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to demonstrate both regional and national sustainability leadership by modeling our campus as an example of ways society can reduce their carbon footprint.

In signing the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, SUNY Oswego has pledged to becoming climate neutral by the year 2050. 

To learn more abou the ACUPCC please visit their website  HERE

Additionally, all SUNY Oswego's ACUPCC reports are publicly available for review HERE

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Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System (STARS)

After thoroughly assessing the curriculum, facilities, and operations at SUNY Oswego, a report was submitted on August 1, 2011. As a result of this effort, SUNY Oswego was awarded a silver rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).

The submission included all properties which SUNY Oswego owns and is responsible for construction, operation, and maintenance. Leased properties associated with the college are not included in this submission.

To learn more about STARS, please visit their website HERE

Additionally, SUNY Oswego's STARS report is publically available HERE


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Clean-Air Cool-Planet Campus Carbon Calculator

SUNY Oswego annually utilizes Clean-Air Cool-Planet's Carbon Calculator to estimate greenhouse gas emissions. Currently, more than 2,000 other colleges and universities use Clean-Air Cool-Planet throughout the United States for calculating GHG emissions.

Our carbon footprint estimates include:

SCOPE 1 EMISSIONS

Direct GHG emissions from sources that are owned or controlled by the reporting entity. This can include emissions from fossil fuels burned on site, emissions from agency-owned or agency-leased vehicles, and other direct sources.

SCOPE 2 EMISSIONS

Indirect GHG emissions resulting from the generation of electricity, heat, or steam generated off site but purchased by the reporting agency.

SCOPE 3 EMISSIONS

Indirect GHG emissions from sources not owned or directly controlled by the reporting agency but related to the agency's activities such as vendor supply chains, delivery services, outsourced activities, and employee travel and commuting.

To learn more about Clean-Air  Cool-Planet, please visit their website: HERE