Oneonta, Cobleskill colleges praised for green-energy measures

Two area colleges have been recognized by the state for their clean energy projects and principles on campus, according to state officials.

SUNY Oneonta and SUNY Cobleskill have been named “achievers” by the state, meaning they are “committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and have dedicated staff to focus on clean-energy investments,” according to a media release.

The colleges are participating in the state’s “REV Campus Challenge,” which was launched last year. This week, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the New York Power Authority announced that 55 colleges and universities have signed on to the program, which is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to build “a clean, resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers.”

The State University College at Oneonta has a bevy of greenhouse reduction and sustainable curriculum projects in the works, according to Hannah Morgan, the school’s sustainability coordinator.

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