From the smallest to the largest initiative, the college is committed to integrating sustainability into all projects.


The College’s leadership, faculty, staff and students play a crucial role in advancing sustainability.  Our initiatives seek to produce measurable impacts, but also raise awareness and promote critical thinking about a sustainable future. Purchase College has a passionate campus population that has fostered a strong history of successful initiatives to increase the well being of the campus community.

We encourage community members to learn about, participate in and launch green initiatives through our collaborative network of student groups and college organizations. With sustainability being one of the four main directives of the College’s last strategic plan, there is a great deal of support toward advancing sustainable action.

Purchase’s pioneers are making phenomenal breakthroughs in every aspect of sustainability. Each of our initiatives, managed by the Sustainability Office, focus on a high-impact operational area. Explore our initiatives listed below to get involved and learn more: