GREEN IS OUR COMMITMENT
At Binghamton University, green isn’t just our school color, it’s a commitment to our planet and to future generations.
Across campus you will find a wide range of environmentally related policies, practices and academic offerings. They demonstrate our commitment to creating a sustainable community by engaging the campus and its partners and neighbors in programs that reduce our impact on the environment.
We encourage you to join these efforts and help Binghamton University go green!
Green Milestones and Achievements
- In 2013, Binghamton identified five transdisciplinary areas of excellence, areas of focus for research and scholarship in which the University has significant existing strength and can achieve international prominence. Two of these TAEs: smart energy and sustainable communities, relate to sustainability.
- In 2011, our newly reconstructed Newing College residential community re-opened with a commitment to green living.
- In 2010, the University's Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science added a minor in sustainability engineering to our undergraduate degree offerings.
- For five consecutive years (2008-2012), Binghamton University received the Princeton Review's highest green rating possible and was placed on its Green Rating Honor Roll.
- In 2009, Binghamton joined the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
- In 2009, Binghamton published its Climate Action Plan, a road map for achieving zero-carbon emissions on campus by 2050. (download the 2.2mb action plan .pdf)
- In 2007, the University was one of the first institutions to endorse the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, a national initiative promoting climate neutrality.