Thursday, October 8, 2009

Green Pages Update

SUNY Canton Green Pages are off to a strong start in the first six weeks of existence. Through September 30th there were over 2000 visits to the Green Pages, despite the fact that the direct link from the SUNY Canton Home Page was temporarily replaced by the swine flu alert during early September.

Many people were unaware of various efforts to make the campus more sustainable, and the Green Pages were created to get the word out on all that was being done. Information is being added and updated regularly. Since their inception, new links for campus recycling, the draft State Energy Master Plan, utility usage data, and the campus environmental club have been included. Please send any ideas to

Sustainability Resources Fund Started

As part of SUNY Canton’s commitment to becoming a more sustainable institution we are pleased to announce the creation of a Sustainability Resources Fund as part of the Canton College Foundation. Associate Director of Advancement Julie Parkman and Sustainability Coordinator Doug Welch recently made a joint announcement to the campus community. Donations will be used to advance campus sustainability projects.

SUNY Canton employees interested in contributing to this new fund can do so either through a payroll deduction, or a one-time donation. Forms for starting a payroll deduction can be obtained from the Canton College Foundation office. SUNY Canton alumni and community members interested in contributing can do so as well. Please include “sustainability” on the memo line when writing a check.

Thank you very much for your interest in this new endeavor.