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SUSTAINABILITY

Our mission is to work in collaboration with our partners to do our part in protecting the environment and providing a safe community for students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

Events     Sustainable Dining    Student Spotlight    Composting

Freight Farm     Herb Garden    Fill It Forward    Media Stories

EVENTS

HEARTBEET FARMS MOBILE FARM STAND TRUCK

August 28 through October 10

  • Every Wednesday 12pm to 2:30pm on Toll Drive
  • Every Tuesday 3pm to 5pm near University Hospital Market Place Cafe

Heartbeet Farms featured in SBU Happenings:
Mobile Farm Stand Rolls into Stony Brook

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UPCOMING 2018 - 2019 EVENTS

 

SUSTAINABLE DINING ON CAMPUS

As a guest, it is easy to make smart environmental choices when you dine on campus at Stony Brook. From purchasing seasonal produce to reducing waste, Campus Dining is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional dining experience that is good for you and good for the planet.  

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: EDWARD GALLAGHER '18Empowered by his position as a sustainability intern for the Faculty Student Association (FSA), Edward Gallagher ’18 has worked to develop a more efficient, sustainable method to compost food waste at campus dining locations.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: EDWARD GALLAGHER '18

Empowered by his position as a sustainability intern for the Faculty Student Association (FSA), Edward Gallagher ’18 has worked to develop a more efficient, sustainable method to compost food waste at campus dining locations.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: EDWARD GALLAGHER '18Empowered by his... Read Story

COMPOSTING

Composting is a process that turns organic waste (usually food scraps) into nutrient-rich soil.

Campus Dining collects the food scraps that FSA Volunteers load into the composter and track the progress. After 3 weeks, campus operations and maintenance unloads the compost to be cured and distributed in the landscaping and flower beds throughout campus.

COMPOST STATS

280,520 LBS

total waste collected to date

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119,550 LBS

total compost output

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FREIGHT FARM

Hands-on Learning for a Sustainable Future at Freight Farm

 

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HERB GARDEN PROJECT

FSA worked with seniors in the Sustainability Studies Program to analyze the proposed garden site, research campus gardens around the country, and work to understand the opportunities and challenges to designing, building and operating a successful campus garden.

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FILL IT FORWARD

The Office of Sustainability and the Faculty Student Association (FSA) have partnered to launch a new sustainability program called Fill it Forward. The Fill it Forward program offers free cup tags to students to promote sustainability, hydration and philanthropy.

Available on the App Store       Available on Google Play

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