Fredonia's Sustainable University

Going Green; Teaching Green April 19, 2010

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Meghan Ras

The idea of sustainability is everywhere and is becoming exceptionally popular especially on college campuses. I chose to look further into how colleges are taking steps toward becoming “green” and also teaching the ideas of being sustainable. I thought that it was important to look at SUNY Fredonia as well and the ways were moving towards greening the campus as well as raising an awareness of sustainability.

I found that there are a lot of schools around making an effort to practice sustainability and are continuing to do so by setting goals and making plans for future efforts. While researching I narrowed down 5 schools thought to be “most sustainable” and compared them to Fredonia. What I found is we are definitely working hard to becoming a more green campus, but Earth Week is one of the only times students are seeing this.  I think that is important for colleges to teach and practice sustainability all year-long for the most effective results. I also found that schools who taught courses and had majors pertaining to environmental studies were more sustainably aware and therefore were taking more efforts to being green and to saving our planet. It is becoming increasingly important to be practicing sustainability and college campuses all around the world can either be a good or bad influence, and Fredonia can be part of the good influence!

Project: Going Green PowerPoint

Sustainabilty slides

Sources: Top 5 Sustainable schools

Berkeley College

St. John’s University

Colleges add green studies, Classes fill

Sustainability field booms on Campus


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