Sustainability

Since it was founded in 1946, ACES has worked hard to ensure that its business practices benefit our student customers, the college community, and the community of Alfred. Our work to sustain the environment reaches back much farther than the current buzzwords and gives us a natural springboard for taking our initiatives even farther in the coming years.

ACES supports the environment through business practices like these:

  • Fueling buses with five percent ethanol-based fuel.
  • Providing used cooking oil for use in the classroom development of biofuel.
  • Offering a trayless central dining facility to reduce food waste, and save on both water and electricity.
  • Serving coffee and fountain beverages in biodegradable cups.
  • Providing start-up assistance to COSA for the hydroponic lettuce crop, then buying those crops to serve in CDH.
  • Supporting local farmers by buying and using locally grown produce and other foodstuffs.
  • Partnering with environmentally responsible businesses.
  • Educating students on Allegany County recycling guidelines and recycling ACES refuse before it is taken to the landfill.
  • Recycling text books by providing a venue for students to reclaim their investment and save the landfill at the end of each semester.
  • Participating in the campus-wide Green Team Initiative.

Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services, Inc. (ACES) is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the mission of Alfred State College by providing dining services, campus bookstores, cable TV, transportation and vending services to Alfred State College students.