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Sustainability for Faculty

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Resources for Teaching Sustainability

If you are interested in on introducing topics of climate change and/or sustainability into your course, you may find the following resources useful: If you are interested in developing a module on sustainability and/or climate change, please contact Dr. Catherine Cardelús (BIOL & ENST, ccardelus@colgate.edu) or John Pumilio (Office of Sustainability, jpumilio@colgate.edu).

Get Involved

There are many ways for faculty and staff to cultivate sustainable practices on campus. Do your part by participating in the following:
RecycleMania is an annual recycling competition involving hundreds of colleges and universities. During eight weeks each spring, Colgate joins the effort to reduce waste, increase recycling, and raise awareness of conservation issues across campus.  

Since joining RecycleMania in 2010, Colgate's recycling rate has improved from 16 percent (2010) to 22 percent (2013) while our overall waste has decreased from 11 lbs per week per student (2010) to 9.5 lbs per week per student (2013).

Learn more about RecycleMania and Colgate's recycling and waste management program.
Sustainability Council
The Sustainability Council is a group composed of students, faculty, and staff that serves as an advisory committee to the president about all things regarding sustainability. 
Host Green Events Hosting a brown bag, lecture, or other event? Our Green Events guide includes a section on Green Event Planning that provides suggestions on how to hold sustainable events, be it large or small, on-campus or off-campus.
Faculty and Staff Salvage The Purchasing Department has an online list of items and goods recovered from Colgate's departments and offices that are available for purchase or exchange by other offices at the university. Before buying something new for your office, take a look at the list of items available for salvage.

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