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Colgate has established a number of initiatives to further sustainability efforts on campus and beyond. From climate action planning and green buildings to waste minimization, recycling and more, the University is committed to creating a more sustainable environment.

Sign for Carbon Neutrality

Climate Action Planning

Colgate's ongoing effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change

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Grace Littlefield, Colgate Class of 2016, photographed at the Colgate Community Garden, located on Route 12B in Hamilton, N.Y., during one of the monthly summer work parties.

Community Garden

A welcoming community space to explore local and organic food production along with regularly planned activities and events

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Vegetables cooking in skillet

Food & Dining 

Commitment to sustainable, local and ethically sourced food procurement

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Exterior campus building photo

Energy & Green Buildings

Colgate's commitment to green building practices

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Scenic photo of Colgate campus buildings hillside

Land & Forest Stewardship

Caring for Colgate's forests and campus trees for long-term sustainable management

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Recycle symbol

Waste Minimization & Recycling 

Source reduction and waste diversion programs on campus

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Little Hall and a view of the hills

Green Revolving Loan Fund

Investing in campus projects that reduce operating costs and Colgate's carbon footprint

Student locking a bike to a bike rack.

Sustainable Transportation

Electric vehicle charging, the Green Bikes Program, and more

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