SUNY Plattsburgh is on the western shore of Lake Champlain and serves as a gateway to the Adirondacks, one of the largest and oldest protected landscapes in the United States. SUNY Plattsburgh's environmental curriculum is based upon experiential education, using the exceptional natural resources in our backyard as lab and classroom. We offer degree programs in geology, environmental science, ecology, environmental planning and management, and environmental studies.

SUNY Plattsburgh's signature sustainability program is its Green Fee grants program. All students contribute $3 to the green fund, which affords students the opportunity to write grant proposals to fund sustainability projects on campus. Recent projects include community gardens, bikability programming, film series and guest speakers.

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Woman in a black shirt smiles at the camera while holding out an iPhone and standing in front a large monitor showing a page titled "EpiCollect RoadkillGarneau" with a map of the continental U.S. and several charts.

Dr. Garneau presenting research on her RoadkillGarneau project back in 2012. (Gerianne Downs/SUNY-Plattsburgh)

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A green sign reads "Ruelle verte" or green alley over a wooden pagado.

The sign on the wooden arch reads "Ruelle verte" or "green alley." (Clarice Knelly/SUNY-Plattsburgh).

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An event held at the Oakland Avenue Urban Farm, for which Hazon is a supporting partner. (Lottie Spady/Hazon)

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