• Be part of the solution

We're Building a More Sustainable Future. Join Us.

Join the fight for a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world. SUNY programs in renewable energy, sustainability, and climate science are preparing students all across New York State and beyond to discover climate solutions, change environmental behaviors, and contribute to a greener economy. 

Find Your Program

Accredited, Top-Ranked Programs at Low SUNY Cost

More than 150 programs across 55 SUNY colleges and universities offer world-class, hands-on learning at a low SUNY cost. You can make a difference in a number of fields:

house with electricity bolt icon

Construction and Building Trades

solar panel icon

Environmental Engineering

landscape of ocean, mountains, and sun icon

Environmental, Climate and Conservation Science

windmill icon

Renewable Energy

recycle triangle arrows icon

Sustainable Leadership, Management, and Policy

Building a Cleaner, More Sustainable Future

To combat the effects of a changing climate, SUNY and our 64 colleges and universities are making a collective effort to lower energy use and limit the amount of pollution and carbon gasses released into the atmosphere. Our goals include:

✓  100% carbon-free electricity across the system by 2040
✓  Carbon-neutral buildings and transportation
✓  6,000 megawatts of solar energy deployment by 2025
✓  9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035

Learn the skills to fill high-paying in-demand jobs in renewable energy and sustainability

  • Environmental engineer
  • Solar and wind generation
  • Environmental scientist
  • HVAC specialist
  • Atmospheric scientist
  • Chemist and materials scientists

Explore Sustainability Programs at SUNY


Construction and Building Trades

Air Conditioning: Refrigeration
Air Conditioning Technology: Heating & Ventilation
Air Conditioning Technology: Refrigeration
Construction Engineering Technology
Construction Supervision
Degree Level: Bachelor's
Options: Online
Transfers Only

This upper-division program adds valuable construction business skills to technical backgrounds. Students with carpentry, heavy equipment, electrical, mechanical, and architecture skills are able to see how their skills are utilized to build environments. Graduates are prepared with working knowledge of construction estimating, scheduling, and contract law.

Construction Technology
Construction Management Engineering Technology
Construction Technology: Sustainable Building (AAS)
Construction Technology
Electrical Construction & Refrigeration (AOS)
Electrical Construction & Utility Operations (AAS)
Electrical Construction & Utility Operations (AOS)
Energy Systems
Green Building Technology
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
HVAC Engineering Technology
HVAC Trades
Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
Heating & Air Conditioning
Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
Overhead Electric Line Worker
Plumbing & Refrigeration (AOS)
Refrigeration & Instrumentation

Environmental Engineering

Electrical Engineering Technology: Smart Grid
Environmental & Sustainable Engineering
Environmental Resources Engineering
Environmental Technology
Renewable Energy Technology

Environmental, Climate, and Conservation Science

Atmospheric Sciences
Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Environmental and Sustainability Sciences
Environmental Conservation Science
Environmental Science
Environmental Science (Biophysical Track)
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Environmental Sustainability
Marine Environmental Science
Natural Resources Conservation
Renewable Materials Science
Sustainable Energy Management

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy Technologies
Solar Electric Technician
Solar Thermal Technology
Sustainable Energy
Sustainable Design & Renewable Energy
Wind Energy and Turbine Technology
Wind Turbine Service Technician
Wind Turbine Technology

Sustainable Leadership, Management, and Policy

Clean Energy Management
Environmental Conservation: Law Enforcement
Environmental Management
Environmental & Natural Resources Management
Green Building Maintenance & Management
Natural Resources Management
Sustainability Studies
Water Resources