Skidmore College is committed to environmental action. Skidmore's intention is reflected
in its Strategic Plan, which states that Skidmore will "develop, broaden, and deepen
the College's connections to the local community; enhance our ability to function
as a socially and environmentally responsible corporate citizen," and "make the Skidmore
campus an environmental laboratory, increase our emphasis on responsible planning
for sustainable operation and continue efforts to reduce the College's 'environmental
Actions speak louder than words, and Skidmore's actions are loud and clear. From our
30 buildings on campus that have geothermal heating and cooling systems, to the hiring
of a sustainability coordinator, Skidmore is making a clear effort towards environmental
action. We invite you to explore our Web site and learn not only about the sustainability
initiatives that are happening at Skidmore, but how you can improve your green living
habits and participate in campus greening events.
Sustainability in the News
The Skidmore garden has is nearing the end of its first year at a new location. What better reason for a party? Come see and hear about the growing season, and have a taste of sustainably grown produce.
This month's full Super Buck Moon will be the focus of a July 12 evening hike, one of three upcoming events hosted by Skidmore's North Woods stewards. The public is welcome.
Looking for a way to get around campus or town? Register for Skidmore Bikemore, a green, convenient way to travel.
The Skidmore Community Garden has a new name and location, and is actively seeking volunteers to help. If you feel like rolling up your sleeves and digging in the dirt, please attend one of the July work parties. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Skidmore's garden has a new location and name but remains grounded in focus: using sustainable practices to grow good food for the College community.