Winners Announced

Energy to Lead Competition winners advance clean energy in new ways

Read about the innovative clean energy designs that will be implemented on campus and in local communities by Bard College, SUNY University at Buffalo, and SUNY Broome Community College.

Championing Clean Energy Solutions in Higher Education

The REV Campus Challenge promotes clean energy efforts by recognizing and supporting colleges and universities in New York State that implement clean energy projects and principles on campus, in the classroom, and in surrounding communities.

The REV Campus Challenge is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), a strategy to build a clean, resilient, and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. REV Campus Challenge recognizes achievements among institutions of higher education and enables exchange of best practices and lessons learned. REV Campus Challenge seeks to help colleges and universities meet their financial, environmental, academic, and community goals through clean energy solutions that also help scale up total clean energy use in New York State.

Additionally, the REV Campus Challenge administered the Energy to Lead Competition, Governor Cuomo’s $3 million clean energy competition for colleges and universities. The competition challenged student-led coalitions across the State to develop creative ideas to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions on school campuses and beyond. The three groups that proposed the best ideas to invest in clean energy each won $1 million to help implement their plans.

Eligibility

All two- and four-year public and private colleges and universities in New York State are eligible to become members of REV Campus Challenge. The contact person must currently be on the staff or faculty at the institution. This initiative is being offered in coordination with New York Power Authority and aligns with other clean energy commitments. Get started today.