The Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies actively engages the Hartwick College community in education, research, and experiential learning and living opportunities that promote ecological stewardship and economic, social, and environmental sustainability.
The Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies educates and activates an inspired citizenry capable of working toward a just, equitable, and sustainable society.
Faculty and students involved in course work and research in the areas of: biology, geology, environmental science, chemistry, public policy, education, archaeology, and sustainability are engaged in Institute initiatives. These include: Walk & Bike to Work, Campus Beautification Day, and College’s annual Recyclemania competition.
Hartwick College is a signatory of the Talloires Declaration, the first official statement made by university presidents, chancellors, and rectors of a commitment to environmental sustainability in higher education.
The declaration is a 10 point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy into teaching, research, operations, and outreach at colleges and universities. It has been signed by more than 400 university leaders in over 50 countries, and serves as the framework for Hartwick’s environmental and sustainability initiatives.
Dr. Michael G. Tannenbaum, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Oneonta, New York 13820