The interdisciplinary Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) is a hub for faculty and students from all disciplines. We offer an unparalleled diversity of perspectives and expertise to drive campus-wide environmental education, sustainability efforts and collaborative research initiatives.
We are committed to including sustainability in everything we do. We value our natural environment and the social well-being of our students, employees and Northern New York community. ISE 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.