Sustainability Committee

Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee is comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators from across the campus.

Major milestones of the Sustainability Committee include:


  • Developed Campus Sustainability Plan of 2012 


  • Led efforts to develop STARS Silver Report of 2015


  • Launched the Sustainability Faculty Learning Community
  • Supported the establishment of the Sustainability Living-Learning Community


  • Proposed to the President and Provost for Global Goals for Sustainable Development Framework to be included in the SUNY New Paltz Strategic Plan
  • Initiated discussions about the potential for a sustainability major, which eventually led to the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies’ Major in Environmental Studies launched in 2020 


  • Contributed to STARS Silver Report of 2018


  • Developed Sustainability Course Designation
  • Submitted sustainability comments to the Provost on the draft SUNY System GE framework


  • Developed Sustainability SWOT Analysis (one page and expanded version) and engaged President Wheeler on sustainability as an institutional value


  • Contributed to STARS Gold Report of 2023
  • Organized the 10 Year Celebration of Campus Sustainability on May 1, 2023
  • Began brainstorming process for ways to include sustainability in the new SUNY New Paltz strategic plan