Sustainability at Binghamton University

Because it requires knowledge from every field, sustainability at Binghamton University isn't based in a single department. Instead, it spans the University to unite creative thinkers from across campus and throughout our community.

Climate commitment

In September 2007, Binghamton University became a leading signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. The commitment calls for colleges and universities to exercise leadership in their communities and throughout society by modeling ways to minimize global warming emissions and by providing both the knowledge and the educated graduates to achieve climate neutrality. By joining this initiative, Binghamton University has committed to eliminate, over time, the greenhouse gas emissions from its campus.

Climate Action Plan

In 2009, Binghamton published its Climate Action Plan (2.2mb .pdf), a road map for achieving zero-carbon emissions on campus by 2050.  

Sustainability milestones

Last Updated: 10/13/14