Energy and Sustainability
As one of the state's largest energy consumers, SUNY has a special responsibility to slash our energy consumption. That much is a given. But we have set our sights much higher. We are aiming for nothing less than becoming international leaders in solving the global energy challenge - and becoming the greenest public university system in the world.
But what will that mean, exactly? At the very least it means committing our intellectual resources to the quest for sustainable energy sources and solutions. Our researchers, working with local, state, and federal partners, are exploring solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, micro-turbine, fuel cell and a host of other technologies - innovations that will boost our local and state economies and become models for our local communities and the world.
It also means changing the way we do things on each of our 64 campuses. What are the ideas we can push forward across each and every campus? Can you envision a greener SUNY? Would there be more bike paths and fewer cars? More LEED-certified buildings? More hybrid-electric vehicles? Yes, all that, and much more.
In this Conversation, we'll want your input to help ensure we're moving in the right direction by encouraging smart and informed debate, promoting green tech, creating jobs, and fostering more prosperous and sustainable communities for generations to come.