The Sustainable Skidmore Office works to promote and advocate for sustainability on campus at Skidmore College, and off campus in our community of Saratoga Springs, and beyond! Some of the various topic areas which we are involved in researching, discussing, planning, and creating policy around include: local food, energy and climate, recycling, composting, diversity & justice, land management, and more! The programs that this office administers include the following:
- S-Rep Program (Sustainability Reps): An academic year program with 10 students who live in the residence halls and carry out sustainability programming and 1 student manager who helps support the larger group.
- Give+Go: An End-of-Year Move-Out Program that helps to collect and organize unwanted items from students into donations for local charities.
- North Woods Stewards: A year-round program that allows student staff to help in protecting and advocating for the campus-owned 200 acre forest immediately adjacent to campus, known as the North Woods. Typically one student is hired for the academic year, and 2-3 students are hired for the summer to help with trail maintenance, invasive species removal, mapping, and communication, in addition to offering public tours.
- On-Campus Internships: Students work with the Sustainable Skidmore Office and a faculty sponsor on a variety of topics each semester, anything from recycling to local food to energy usage.