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Our annual move-out donation collection will continue this year with limited outdoor collection stations.

Students and families should visit our event website for more details on locations and accepted items --> https://www.skidmore.edu/sustainability/programs/giveandgo.php 

Students, faculty, and staff who wish to support this event should email sustainability@skidmore.edu 

The Sustainability Office is not open for walk-ins, but our staff are available by email, phone, and Zoom. Please contact us if you would like to set up a meeting.

Levi Rogers
Director of Sustainability Programs and Assessment
lrogers@skidmore.edu
 

(518) 580-5884

Jennifer Natyzak
Sustainability Coordinator for Student Programming
jnatyzak@skidmore.edu 
(518) 580-5878

All of our student programs are operating with safety and social distancing measures in place. Some programs are on pause through the winter months and will return as the spring thaws in April. Please see program details below:

  • Skidmore Compost: Compost Work Parties are hosted on Fridays from 3-5 pm. Volunteers will work alongside student managers to collect, shovel, and turn food waste into rich compost.  Volunteers should wear layers to stay warm and comfortable, wear a mask, and note that work gloves are provided. Folks must RSVP to compost@skidmore.edu by 5 pm on the Thursday before the work party to be given a chance to volunteer. Read more about Skidmore Compost here.
  • North Woods: Our student North Woods Steward will host winter pop-up events and patrol the woods for maintenance needs. Please report trail concerns and questions to northwoods@skidmore.edu. Find trail maps, trail conditions reports, and read more about the North Woods here.
  • BikeMore: Our free on-campus bike-share, BikeMore, is in winter storage through April. We will announce when the bikes will return online and via email to our bike-share members. Students can still register for the program online. Visit the BikeMore website for registration information.
  • Skidmore Community Garden: Garden work parties, open to all students, will return in April with the spring thaw. Read more about the Skidmore Community Garden here.

 

What to-go items are recyclable on campus?
All plastic clam-shells from Dining Services are recyclable. Please see graphic below for more details. Click for PDF.
Recyclable: plastic cups, lids, containers, carboard. Landfill: Starbucks hot cups, soup cups, folding top take-out boxes, plastic bags.

What can I do with leftover non-perishable food items and unopened cutlery packets from Dining Services to-go meals?

These items, including non-perishable snacks, packaged juice, and unopened cutlery are being collected in a box in the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall Atrium. These items will be donated to local soup kitchens. If you cannot find the box, please email sustainability@skidmore.edu 

Are you hiring for Summer 2021?

Yes, jobs will be posted on our Jobs and Internships Page by the end of March. 

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 footprint'."

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 website 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.

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Campus Sustainability By The Numbers

Electricity

10%
Skidmore Solar
14%
Skidmore Hydro
19%
Renewables from grid
57%
Non-renewable

Heating and Cooling

37%
Geothermal
63%
Non-renewable