Sustainability is an integral part of living and learning at Purchase College from Freshman move-in to commencement. We hope to inspire all students to abide by and advance our standard of sustainability during their time at the College. There are various opportunities for students to become a more sustainable member of the Purchase community.

Students painting one of the picnic tables at the Native Plant Garden

(Image: Students paint the picnic table in the native plant garden, Fall 2022)

  • Green TeamA club led by students to approach sustainability from every angle, from waste initiatives to promoting environmental activism in local politics to making crafts with recycled materials. 
  • Green FeeA PSGA committee comprised of students, faculty and staff tasked with allocating a ~$25,000 budget for green initiatives, programs and projects on campus. 
  • Events and volunteer opportunities- Stay informed about events and opportunities by subscribing to our newsletter or visiting our News and Events web page. Our biggest events include RecycleMania, Earth Week and Food Recovery.
  • Jobs and internships- Students are given ample opportunities to gain professional experience, through sustainability related jobs and internships including:
  • Sustainability Curriculum- Interested in taking a sustainability-themed course? Check out our most recent course inventory of classes that involve sustainability topics like our Environmental Studies major and minor.