New minor in sustainability studies underscores going green

New minor in sustainability studies underscores going green

A new minor in sustainability studies lends energy and coordination to a wide variety of courses that feature ideas, projects and policies for better stewardship of the world.

“Interest in sustainability education is growing among faculty and certainly among students, so we are hoping to add more choices, and we also are hoping to have students involved in projects so they can get experience while they are here,” said Lisa Glidden, assistant professor of political science and an adviser to students in the minor.

Sciences project heats up

Sciences project heats up

Contractors have drilled the 240th and final geothermal well to help heat and cool the new Science and Engineering Innovation Corridor.

“With that, this completes over 22.7 miles of drilling and [nearly] 46 miles of piping that went into the wells,” said Allen Bradberry, pictured far right, the college’s liaison with construction companies working on the sciences project.

Photo: Planning for sustainability

Environmental Sustainability Team

The President’s Climate Commitment and Environmental Sustainability Team was formed this spring and charged by President Deborah F. Stanley with creating a plan to make Oswego a more environmentally sustainable campus. Members took part in a retreat led by Lee Davis and Rob Neimeier from the engineering firm of O’Brien and Gere, with a goal to creating a sustainability roadmap for Oswego’s future. Members include, back row from left, theatre and sociology major Nick Pike ’12, Co-chair John Moore of Facilities Design and Construction, Tim Braun of Biological Sciences, Eric Foertch of Health and Safety and, front row from left, Barbara Shaffer of Penfield Library, Judith Belt of Technology Education, Kim Armani of the Metro Center, Rebecca Nadzadi of Campus Life and Betsy Oberst of Alumni and Development. Absent from the photo are Co-chair Casey Raymond of Chemistry, Lisa Langlois of Art, Mike Flaherty of Auxiliary Services, Rick Kolenda of Residence Life and Housing and Larry Perras of Small Business Development.