For Immediate Release
November 15, 2018


Suffolk One of Six NYS Environmental Excellence Award Winners

NYS DEC Award

Suffolk County Community College was recognized for its sustainability and environmental conservation work at the New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation's 15th Annual New York State Environmental Excellence Awards Celebration. DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos presented the awards at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York on Wednesday November 14.

“Suffolk County Community College is committed to the stewardship of our natural resources through our comprehensive sustainability programs that embrace our students, staff and administration in the effort to contribute to a healthier environment and economy and serving as models of excellence,” said Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay. “We thank the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for recognizing our considerable efforts.”

Suffolk won the award for its focus and efforts on energy conservation, sustainable transportation, curriculum in sustainability, and waste reduction initiatives, among others.

The Environmental Excellence Awards are given annually in recognition of outstanding, innovative and sustainable projects or programs and unique partnerships that are contributing to a healthier environment and economy and serving as models of excellence. Award winners are an elite group of committed organizations leading by example and serving as models of excellence within their industry and community.