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Sustainable Campus

Sustainability of a college campus includes both the natural and built environments.

St. John Fisher College's park-like campus is an important part of our identity. The natural beauty of trees, plantings, and greenspace is combined with 26 buildings, athletic fields, roads, and parking lots to make a vibrant place to study, work, and for resident students, live.

The hard work of facilities staff maintains the campus, but it is up to everyone to participate in its sustainability.

Sustainability efforts happen all across campus, including, but not limited to, the LEED certification of the Integrated Sciences and Health Sciences building, LED upgrade projects, integrated pest management on grounds, the use of healthy/green cleaning products, composting of food service materials, and campus-wide recycling.

All of these efforts are currently being inventoried and evaluated in an effort to build campus-wide goals.

  • Campus Recycling Guidelines

    A conspicuous part of the campus' sustainability efforts is in the effort to conserve resources and reduce costs through single stream recycling.

    Effective recycling takes a community effort and can conserve resources, energy, and money.

    All recycling is placed in the same bins and sorted at the Monroe County Recycling Center.

    Go to Campus Recycling Guidelines
  • Surplus Office Supply Exchange

    The Center for Sustainability has set up a Surplus Office Supply Exchange! We’ve taken over a closet in ISHS to stock your extra office supplies so we can find them a new home.

    The idea of the Exchange is to decrease the amount of waste created on campus and reuse supplies that can still serve their purpose. We hope to eventually open up the Exchange to students who are in need of support. We will be reaching out for student donations in the spring and begin offering to students at the beginning of the semester.

    Supplies can be arranged to be picked up on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. or by appointment.

    If you would like to donate any supplies, we will arrange a pickup that is convenient for you. We appreciate all donations.

    Contact the Center for Sustainability at to arrange a pick up or drop off time.

    Get access to the inventory list of supplies
  • Our people-powered smoothie bike in action.
    Sustainability Events

    Sustainability requires knowledge! Both upcoming and past events are listed here so you can know where to go. If you missed something, would like to utilize the Center's resources, or have an idea for an event, please email

    Go To Sustainability Events