Upstate a Sustainability Champion on National & Local Fronts
'Sustainable Upstate' Best in Category in Video Competition
The results of the video competition for Second Nature's Climate Leadership Awards are in, and Upstate Medical University came in first place in the "Special Focus Institution" category. Read more...
Blue Ribbon Recycler
Upstate Medical University has been honored as one of five "Recyclers of the Year" for 2011 by the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency. Read more...
Upstate president David R. Smith, MD, signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2009, committing the university to become "carbon neutral" by 2050.
Upstate submitted its first Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory in 2010, and began work on a Climate Action Plan that was completed and submitted to the ACUPCC in May 2011.