Center for Sustainability: Sustainability Events Upcoming

Due to the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of academic year 2023-24 events will continue to be "virtual" with presenters delivering their talk over the internet. The virtual presentation platform for most of these hosted events will be
Near the time shown, click on "Join a Meeting" on the site and enter the event link coordinates that are listed below each event description to enter the "meeting". 

Sustainability Special - 2-26-24 CSM Climate Generation panel discussion

Sustainability Special: The Climate Generation

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a moderated virtual discussion with Christian Science Monitor (CSM)’s environment and climate change journalist Stephanie Hanes and CSM’s photography director Alfredo Sosa. The duo recently produced an … Read more


Sustainable Business: Electronics Recycling and Distributed Energy Production in the Circular Economy

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Steve Figgatt, Founder and CEO of Sycamore International, will explain how his firm leverages sustainable business practices as a competitive advantage and to increase value capture. A primary tenet of their company … Read more

3-4-24 Sustainability Perspectives series - LCD post format

Sustainability Perspectives: Hazardous Chemicals in Consumer Products

March 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Sarah Briggs, program manager and senior research specialist for Emerging Contaminants and Green Chemistry for the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute will lead this discussion. “BPA-free”, “parabens and phthalates”, … Read more

3-20-24 Sustainability Film - Regenerating Life - for LCD screens

Sustainability Film: Regenerating Life

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This documentary takes an ecological approach to unraveling the climate crisis. The film proposes that it is humankind’s relentless destruction of the natural world that has caused the climate crisis. … Read more

3-25-24 Sustainability Perspectives series - LCD post format

Sustainability Perspectives: But What Can I Do? From Reducing Your Carbon Footprint to Decarbonization

March 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Chris Carrick, energy program manager for the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board, will explain that when British Petroleum introduced the concept of reducing your own carbon footprint … Read more


Sustainability Perspectives series: Looking Beyond the Label – Examining Dairy Sustainability Standards

April 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Keeley McGarr-O’Brien, agricultural sustainability researcher, will explain that increasingly, sustainability labels are being used on many of our food products, including dairy. These labels are awarded by certification standards, with … Read more


Sustainability Perspectives series: Restoring Tree Cover in New York State

April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Gregg Sargis, Natural Climate Solutions Specialist, will explain that The Nature Conservancy is working to restore tree cover through tree planting projects in New York State to sequester and store … Read more

4-24-24 Sustainability Film - Do I Need This - for LCD screens

Sustainability Film: Do I Need This?

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This documentary film is about consumerism, excess, and the stuff from which happiness is truly made. This quirky, relatable, and profound award-winning film delicately interweaves the filmmaker’s complicated relationship to … Read more