Alfred State College - Green News

Thu, Dec 20th, 2012

electric vehicle projectAlfred State Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Department students hosted an open house last week to unveil two electric maintenance vehicles that they restored and enhanced with sophisticated performance monitoring features.

Mon, Nov 19th, 2012

“We are very pleased to see our community garden gain national recognition,” said Julian Dautremont-Smith, Alfred State’s chief sustainability officer. “The garden has generated a great deal of excitement on campus and in the community and is helping people connect more directly with their food production and consumption, a key for sustainability.”

Thu, Nov 1st, 2012

Alfred State has received the Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Bronze Rating for its sustainability achievements.

Thu, Oct 18th, 2012

When complete, this 7,800 square foot residence/entertainment facility will feature state-of-the-art geothermal and solar technologies and will serve as a demonstration home in Alfred (similar to the zero energy demonstration home on the Wellsville campus) that showcases green technologies and programs at Alfred State.

Tue, Oct 16th, 2012

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has listed Alfred State as a leader among top colleges and universities to have highly innovative sustainability initiatives underway on campus.

Wed, Sep 26th, 2012

Community Garden volunteers“The purpose of the Alfred State Community Garden is to provide students and community members with hands-on experiences in sustainable agriculture techniques,” said Alfred State’s Chief Sustainability Officer Julian Dautremont-Smith. “The aim is to produce food locally and to reduce campus waste production by providing a site to compost food waste.”

Thu, Jun 28th, 2012

Julian Dautremont-SmithJulian Dautremont-Smith, chief sustainability officer at Alfred State, recently contributed to a book project of Widener Law Distinguished Professor John C. Dernbach that supports the national movement for more sustainable products, practices, lifestyles, and policies. The project is the only nongovernmental effort in the U.S. to comprehensively assess the nation’s sustainability activities.

Wed, Jun 27th, 2012

President John M. AndersonAlfred State President John M. Anderson has been named to the Steering Committee of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). He joins over 20 other college presidents and chancellors in serving on the primary governance body of the organization.

Wed, Jun 27th, 2012

Two administrators at Alfred State – Dr. Terry Tucker, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and Julian Dautremont-Smith, chief sustainability officer – have been appointed to the Western New York regional planning team of the Cleaner, Greener Communities Program (CGC). The initiative is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Thu, Jun 21st, 2012

Alfred State has signed the “Commitment to Sustainable Practices of Higher Education Institutions,” joining almost 200 other college and universities worldwide. It is one of many voluntary commitments to support sustainability initiatives made as part of Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which began meeting on June 20.


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