Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Environmental Education, Sustainability and Research

The Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) drives campus-wide environmental education, sustainability efforts and collaborative research initiatives. We are committed to including sustainability in everything we do.

Our faculty and students have received national recognition for projects ranging from electric snowmobiles to a cold-climate campus greenhouse.

ISE’s successful support of our campus commitment to sustainability has resulted in many accolades, including an AASHE STARS Gold sustainability rating. Our on-campus projects include an anaerobic digester and many acres of solar panels.

Undergraduate Programs

We work closely with faculty experts in philosophy, environmental science, biology, political science, literature, engineering and business to help students meet the environmental and sustainability challenges of a swiftly changing world.

Areas of study:

Clarkson Grad Student Attends U.N. Climate Change Conference

Environmental policy graduate student Caroline Dodd traveled to the 27th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in November.

Learn more about Caroline Dodd and her conference experience

Faculty Affiliates

ISE faculty and affiliated faculty from across campus provide a broad array of interdisciplinary perspectives as they work together to bring innovative and sustainable solutions to today's most demanding environmental problems.

Meet Our Faculty

Contact Us

Susan Powers, PhD, Director

Box 5715 
8 Clarkson Avenue 
Potsdam, NY 13699

Phone: 315-268-3856 

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