Sustainability at SUNY Morrisville

AASHE Silver STARS® Designation

We're proud to be recognized as a silver-rated STARS® institution.

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SUNY Morrisville is committed to creating a sustainable future. Our strategic plan includes goals that will assist in achieving in this future.

We believe in advancing all elements of sustainability, including environmental, social, and economic well-being and balance. We work to accomplish this by enhancing and maintaining a physical infrastructure that is safe, accessible, and green by committing to institutional practices that optimize sustainable practices.

SUNY Morrisville is working to achieve effective and sustainable levels of required resources. We are in the process of developing a comprehensive Sustainability Plan that will be fluid and proactive to do our part to address the global challenges we face.


Waste Recycled

For the 2019-20 academic year, 43.4 tons out of 482.6 total tons of waste were recycled


Less Gasoline

Due to COVID-19, our gasoline usage decreased by forty-six percent.


Acres of Forest

The ACET Center's dual-array solar system is equivalent to carbon sequestering 85.1 acres of forest for one year.

Get Involved

Even if you're not enrolled in one of our programs focused on environmental conservation and renewable energy, you can still get involved at SUNY Morrisville.

Conservation Tri-Society

The Conservation Tri-Society is a student organization focused on preservation and education of our forest, aquatic and wildlife resources. Through community service and public outreach, Conservation Tri-Society works to make the Morrisville campus more sustainable. Learn more about the Conservation Tri-Society.

Sustainability Council

SUNY Morrisville's Sustainability Council sponsors programming to promote sustainable practices on campus.

For more information, contact council co-chairs Andrew Riley and Tara Shimer.

Habitat for Hoot Owls

Read about SUNY Morrisville's owl boxes.

Campus Events

SUNY Morrisville regularly hosts events to raise awareness and promote sustainability best practices.

View the List of Events


We are in the process of developing a comprehensive Sustainability Plan that will be fluid and proactive to do our part to address the global challenges we face.


Our framework for SUNY Morrisville's Sustainability Plan will be guided by the UN Sustainability Goals.


The SUNY Morrisville Sustainability Council role is to develop environmental, social and economic stewards and leaders through:


  1. Provide metrics to measure projected successes and shortcomings.
  2. Work with community partners to promote sustainable practices.
  3. Educate and culturally shift college to a sustainability mindset.

Download the Clean Energy Master Plan

AASHE Designation

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recognizes SUNY Morrisville as a silver stars institution. AASHE is the leading association for the advancement of sustainability in higher education.

STARS is designed to:

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Community Education and Resources

SUNY Morrisville partners with the Madison County Landfill to bring sustainability education and resources to our community.


The links below include resources to help you understand recycling and get started on your own.

Madison County Waste Sorting Game

Learn about Madison County's waste diversion programs in a fun way with this waste-sorting game. Sort materials correctly and win fun items to build your own digital park!

Play the Game!

NYSERDA NY-Sun Program

New York State is making solar energy more accessible to homes, businesses, and communities through NY-Sun.

Learn More about the Program

Sustainability at SUNY

SUNY works to coordinate and spearhead significant energy reduction and food measures across the system through implementation of strategic policies and sharing of best practices. With an enrollment of 465,000 students, SUNY is responsible for educating students on the social and environmental effects of consuming resources as well as exposing students to the global complexities they will be faced with after their collegiate years.