Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.82
Liaison Sandy DeJohn
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Binghamton University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sandy DeJohn
Utilities Manager / Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Facilities
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

Environmental Studies Program offers numerous opportunities to work in the field. Binghamton University owns over 1300 acres of vegetated grounds including 272 preserved land. These areas are used for field studies and research by various departments. In 2018, we added 150 additional acres in the form of the Nuthatch Hollow property. This property is used as part of research and class activities that of focus on measuring the impact of human activities on the natural environment. The same program also offers an opportunity to study tropical ecology in Costa Rica during the 10-day spring break. Additional information can be found on the following websites:
http://www.binghamton.edu/environmental-studies/research.html
http://www.binghamton.edu/environmental-studies/costa-rica.html
https://www.binghamton.edu/public-administration/academic-programs/international/peru.html

We also run a Masters program in Sustainable Communities. This program involves training students in community-engaged research that takes place in the local Binghamton region. Students work with local organizations on projects related to sustainability. These projects address environmental, social and economic issues of our community. See more information here:
https://www.binghamton.edu/sustainable-communities/


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