About ISE
Professor, Susan Powers working with a student in the aerobic greenhouse

The Institute for a Sustainable Environment sparks depth of thinking within our students as to how we can better our world and the world for future generations. With students and faculty like ours, we can create healthy world solutions that ultimately protect air, water and habitat resources and create sustainable communities.

Our faculty and students work on a variety of campus, community and international sustainability projects and have received national accolades for projects ranging from electric snowmobiles to a high-tech campus greenhouse. Our commitment to sustainability has been shown through on-campus projects such as the anaerobic digester and many acres of solar panels. The ISE’s successful support of our campus commitment to sustainability has resulted in many accolades, including an AASHE STARS Gold sustainability rating.

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Department Spotlight

Evie Brahmstedt

larkson University Study Warns of Potential For Plan 2014 to Increase Mercury  Risk in the Saint Lawrence River. Plan 2014 is a regulation plan for determining the flows through the Moses-Sanders Dam located on the St. Lawrence River between Cornwall, Ontario, and Massena, New York. Read More.

Sierra Club

Sierra club honors clarkson university for commitment to sustainability. Read More.

Taeyoung Kim

Taeyoung Kim has a joint appointment in Clarkson's Institute for a Sustainable Environment and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His research concentrates on the application of electrochemical principles and technologies to address environmental and sustainability challenges in water and energy systems.