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Environmental excellence award 2016

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Upstate is honored for environmental excellence by state conservation office. (November 2016)

SUNY Upstate Medical University has won the 2016 Environmental Excellence Award from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for its sustainability efforts that have led to dramatic decreases in the institution's carbon footprint.

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said the award recognizes businesses and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in adopting innovative solutions to protect our environment and enhance our economy.

"These projects set a high bar for others to follow in addressing critical environmental and public health issues such as increasing energy efficiency, cleaning up our waters, keeping materials out of landfills, and making our healthcare sector more sustainable," Seggos said.