The council funded the purchase of a number of large and heavy-duty recycling containers for placement in main administrative buildings to test for usage patterns;
- The council helped to fund the establishment of a campus “Green Bikes” fleet to provide alternative transportation to interested members of the campus community for a minimum yearly fee;
- The council helped to spur Colgate’s adoption of some local food purchasing as one aspect of green dining services;
- The council deliberated the feasibility of Colgate's committing to the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, after which the President signed the commitment in fall 2008;
- The council proposed the establishment of a campus sustainability coordinator position, won administrative approval, and ran a successful search culminating in a hire in spring 2009.