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Daemen's Sustainability Program has earned the top ranking in the nation among the “Best Value Small Colleges for an Environmental Science Degree,” making it the only Western New York college to be named to the list. The curriculum focuses on educating students on sustainability concepts and how they can be applied to our modern communities.  READ MORE

Sustainability Program Highlights

  • The first program in Western New York to offer a curriculum focused on educating students on sustainability concepts and how they can be applied to our modern communities.
  • Supported by an extensive network of partnerships established by Daemen College Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement.
  • Students, while working with community leaders and residents in and around Buffalo, NY, will integrate coursework in developing practical solutions to community problems to promote the social, environmental, and economic well-being of communities around the globe.
  • Coursework in sustainability and a chosen focus area strengthens trans-disciplinary problem-solving in local and global communities.
  • Students have the option to select Double Ups, allowing them to complete two majors in four years.
  • Social entrepreneurship training prepares for ethical, proactive, and creative approaches to improve communities.
  • Global and local projects provide a “sense of community” connecting with its natural, built and cultural dimensions.
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Mott Selected for Prestigious International Scholarship

Kristyn Mott, a double major in global and local sustainability and business administration at Daemen College, has been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. READ MORE

Additional Information

REV Campus Challenge

As an institution of higher education, we recognize the unique position we are in to further clean energy adoption in New York State through our actions on campus, by training tomorrow's leaders, and by working with our local communities.  By joining the REV Campus Challenge, Daemen College is demonstrating its commitment to advancing clean energy initiatives on-campus, in the classroom, and in the surrounding community.

Daemen Receives Award From EPA

Daemen College received a Food Recovery Challenge Regional Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, making it the only college in New York State to receive this distinction. The award was presented in honor of Daemen’s outstanding achievements in preventing and diverting wasted food. READ MORE

Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement

The Center provides education and resources to the community on issues of social, economic and environmental sustainability. Read More

Rebecca Chilelli

Global and Local Sustainability & Paralegal Studies


I wanted to be able to work with people on a personal level and help them solve problems. I have an interest in the law field and I am passionate about protecting the environment. My double major is the perfect combination of my interests. Read More

For more information contact Chairperson: Dr. BrendaYoung or(716) 839-8366

Thank You for Your Interest in the Global & Local Sustainability Program