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
29 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 new Skidmore Sustainability Map identifies sustainable developments and their location.
The gift to Skidmore of a 120-acre parcel by Michael and Margaret Roohan has substantially increased the College's holdings of undeveloped property available for teaching and research.
Skidmore students don't limit their environmental and sustainability activism to just one day on the calendar. Their engagement can be seen regularly on campus and in the community.
What are the ethical and ecological implications of hunting for food? Tovar Cerulli, a vegan turned hunter, will explain in his March 30 talk, sponsored by Sustainable Skidmore.
The College's leadership in sustainable and renewable energy use is a reason for its selection as the site of a statewide gathering.