The long-range goal of ESU is to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases being emitted on campus and by University-related activities (e.g. commuting to and from work).

ESU practices sustainable building operations and maintenance activities that reduce Greenhouse gas emissions. Some of the sustainable practices on campus include:

  • Installation of motion sensors in classrooms and offices
  • LED lighting locations
  • Installation of EMS system in all major buildings
  • Measurement of energy metering of electricity in most major campus buildings and stem in the Science and Tech building
  • Composts and mulches waste from grounds keeping and grass clippings and uses them as amendments in planting beds.
  • Implemented technologies and strategies to reduce the environmental impact of snow and ice removal by using less chemicals and more anti skid and sand
  • Uses native plant species from local sources in landscaping and are implementing ran gardens using these native species.
  • The grounds are maintained in accordance with an integrated pest management (IPM) plan.

Contact Us

If you are interested in participating and sharing your Green ideas please feel free to contact Jeffrey Hardy, Ph.D the chair of the Sustainability Commission (

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 409W
(570) 422-3660
Title of Department Leader
Chair Sustainability Commission
Jeffrey Hardy, Ph.D.
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