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Sustainability at Skidmore

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.


  • Polling just a tiny fraction of the Skidmore community reveals a wide range of reasons to be thankful this year:
    Nov 21 2017
  • The annual Harvest Dinner this fall drew a record number of students for a feast of local and campus-grown sustainable fare.
    Nov 9 2017


  • FILENE Filene Recital Hall: "The documentary, Tomorrow, sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to…
    Feb 28 2019
  • FILENE Filene Recital Hall: Being African American and Jewish is for many a combination that many can’t wrap their heads around. However, for thousands of Jews of color; having heritage, faith and…
    Mar 25 2019



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