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Students and Sustainability

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Opportunities abound for residential and non-residential students alike to get involved with the Center for Sustainability's efforts.

Sustainability Club

Sustainability student at a cleanup event at Durand Eastman Beach.

Sustainability Club is dedicated to making sustainability a concern for everyone on campus and doing as much as possible to contribute to a more sustainable world. As an academic club, the organization offers a place for anyone interested in making Fisher's campus more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Activities include volunteering at local parks and with local environmental groups, as well as field trips to local businesses and organizations. Connect with club members on FisherSync today!


A sustainability student gives a presentation.

The EcoReps program at St. John Fisher University is a peer-education and leadership program that focuses on campus sustainability, with the mission of increasing the environmental literacy of students, faculty, and staff. By serving as EcoReps, students 

  • gain valuable leadership and management skills
  • acquire event planning and outreach skills
  • gain a deeper knowledge of sustainability in action
  • make a positive impact on our campus and the community

Students in the program are required to participate in a community-engagement experience each semester, allowing them to make a positive impact off-campus as well. EcoReps are led by EcoMentors, upper-level students who execute meetings, generate learning topics, and provide guidance to EcoReps, while also being a liaison for the Center for Sustainability.

To find out more about the EcoReps program, contact Mike Boller at

Service and Participation

From planting trees on campus or working with K-12 students in the community, to traveling to support partner efforts, the Center for Sustainability is connecting students with a broad range of experiences.

Sustainability Experience

Fisher students have the opportunity to engage in a for-credit, two-course sustainability experience that pairs students with professionals and organizations in order to support best-practices, outreach, and engagement.

Service Trips

Students take a group photo during a service trip in the Virgin Islands.

The Center collaborates with Campus Ministry, the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, and other campus organizations, to provide a variety of service-based opportunities, giving students once in a lifetime experiences. 

Past experiences include students assisting with home energy efficiency work in Appalachia, campsite revitalization in the Adirondacks, and hurricane recovery in St. John, Virgin Islands.

  • Study Sustainability at Fisher

    Students explore sustainability in wooded area.

    For students looking to commit to learning about sustainability on a deeper level, and who want to apply those lessons in their professional careers, the BA in Sustainability and Sustainability minor will prepare them with a range of courses, projects, and real-world experience, allowing them to connect their academic study to the execution of meaningful solutions in the community.

    Explore the Sustainability Major and Minor

Ozzi Reusable Containers

Students, faculty, and staff can enjoy the amazing Fisher Dining food on the go—without adding to the landfill—using reusable OZZI containers and the Ward-Haffey Dining Hall takeout program. The system is integrated into the Cardinal Cash card swipe, making the process a breeze. Dirty containers are returned at the vending machine in the Campus Center Atrium and you can even leave uneaten food to be composted in the Organics Program.