Climate Action Plan

SUNY Cortland's Climate Action Plan (PDF) was formulated in 2011 order to help the campus and community reduce our carbon footprint and develop a path towards carbon neutrality.  In order to advance the Climate Action Plan, a Sustainability Master Plan was developed.

In the spring of 2018, SUNY Cortland completed a multi-year process to develop our “Commitment to Community” strategic plan which developed and modeled a transparent, comprehensive strategic planning process to be modeled in all divisions of the institution.  More on this process can be see here.

Based on the “Commitment to Community” Strategic Plan, in the fall of 2018, Facilities Management conducted our bi-annual retreat to address comprehensive strategic goals and objectives.  This retreat and assessment was summarized in the Facilities Management Sustainability Plan

Additional updates to our 2011 Climate Action Plan are under review and will be released in 2019 in alignment with Second Nature reporting cycle. 

Climate Action Plan Committee

  • Virginia Levine, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Policy and Accreditation
  • Nasrin Parvizi, Associate Vice President of Facilities Management
  • Terry Baker, Director of Dinning Services Auxiliary Services Corporation
  • Juanita Larrabee, Director, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction
  • Zachariah Newswanger, Director, Facilities Operations and Services
  • Frederic J. Pierce, Director, Public Relations
  • Robert Binnall, Assistant Director for Operations, Residence Life  and Housing
  • Elizabeth Klein, Professor and Chair, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department
  • Matthew Brubaker, Energy Manager, Facilities Operations and Services

Contact Us

Beth Shiner Klein, Ph.D.
Professor and Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
Cornish Hall, Room 1314
Office: 607-753-5682