Fordham’s Green Work

An infographic showing Fordham's Green Progress from 2007 to 2022

Fordham Infrastructure 


Fordham has undertaken several solar projects which currently offset 20% of Fordham’s energy usage, and 37% of that of Fordham Prep.

Teaching, Learning, and Research

Fordham is home to a strong set of academic programs that support teaching and learning in the areas of ecology, environmental sustainability, and environmental justice:

Fordham Faculty Environmental Research

 Humanities and Social Sciences

Fordham offers many courses across disciplines, including in the humanities and social sciences, which offer students an opportunity to engage with sustainability content as a part of the course. Fordham offered 175 such courses in recent years.

The Louis Calder Center

Fordham runs the Louis Calder Center, a field station in Armonk New York, which functions as a living laboratory for sustainability research.

  • Researchers collect “climate and ecological” data on water quality, pertabrates, plants, and phytoplankton and benthic algae.
  • The facility includes 7 buildings with a dorm, labs, and other multi-use facilities.
  • The Center is part of a urban-rural transect of forest, and supports the longest running study on lyme disease in the country.
  • The Center is staffed by 7 on-site faculty, 3 on-site scientists, 3 RH faculty, 2 staff, and hosts 10 graduate students, 2 undergraduate students, and 2 high school students when fully operational.