Here at Farmingdale State College we strive to create a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable world. As mandated by New York State Executive Order 22, FSC reports annually on sustainability initiatives and progress through the GreenNY reporting tool. In addition, the college submits AASHE's STARS report, which is used by The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges.
Our goal is to go beyond what is mandated of us and become a leader is sustainability. Our sustainability goals and plan (to be published shortly) will outline what we'd like to achieve and our sustainability plan lays out how we'd like to get there.
The FSC Master Sustainability Plan and Sustainability Goals are in development and will be released shortly:
FSC Sustainability Committee
FSC’s Sustainability Committee is an interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff from across campus that are tasked with addressing sustainability issues. The committee is in charge of developing innovative solutions that simultaneously account for the three pillars of sustainability: environmental protection, social equity, and economic vitality. To the greatest extent possible, the committee is responsible for integrating sustainability principles in all aspects of the college, including: facilities and operations, community engagement, academics, student engagement, planning and coordination, and innovation and leadership.
The committee’s 2023-24 goals are as follows:
- Implement the mandates set out by Executive Order 22. Track and report progress in annual GreenNY report
- Embark on a signage campaign to increase education and outreach about various sustainability features/programs on campus
- Develop a sustainability plan
- Implement a campus-wide composting program
- Facilitate the Tree Campus and Bee Campus USA designations
- Report and advance our STARS rating
- Create and facilitate relevant sustainability events such as Earth Day events.
The committee strives to make campus operations more cost-effective, efficient, and environmentally sound. Working with any necessary stakeholders, the committee aims to encourage campus users to adopt sustainable behaviors so FSC can become a more sustainable place for all those that live, work, and learn here.
If you would like to join or have any questions/comments for the committee, please contact the Committee Chair.
Maia Roseval, Chair