East Stroudsburg University is proud to be committed to sustainability initiatives on our campus. It is our goal to help reduce out carbon footprint and provide a cleaner, healthier environment for all.
We are proud to announce a new program in our backyard. The Greenway Ambassador Program is a new public/private partnership that is intended to boost our local economy by promoting the unique national charms of the region. The program gives everyone an opportunity to show pride in our university by telling our neighbors and visitors to the area, some of the exciting stories about our campus and our vision for a truly sustainable economy.
ESU is very proud to be part of this partnership, which already includes East Stroudsburg Savings Association and Pocono Medical Center. As a Greenway Ambassador, our university will not only help preserve and enhance the region’s appeal to business, residents and visitors but, also, to our current and future ESU students.
Historian Wallace Stenger once said "Create a society to match your scenery". We have the place. We have the potential. Together, Greenway Ambassadors work to make businesses in the area more competitive; attractions, more compelling; and neighborhoods more livable. As the central unifying feature of our place, the Stroud Greenway is a scenic corridor centered on the Brodhead, McMichael and Pocono Creeks. Connecting dozens of public parks, walking and biking trails, and recreational and cultural facilities throughout urban districts, suburban neighborhoods and rural areas, the Greenway incorporates the diverse economic, environmental and social assets vital to enhancing the regional quality of life.
The Greenway Ambassadors Program officially launched on September 18, 2013. Becoming a Greenway Ambassador is easy and free. There are no membership fees or associated costs. Once businesses, municipalities and cultural institutions simply choose to align themselves with the program, they prominently display a distinctive decal or poster of the program. Greenway Ambassadors distribute Stroud Greenway information in their places of business, promoting walking and biking routes, recreational and cultural amenities, and other place-based business services and attractions. Such a profile-raising service helps attract and engage new customers and clients.
For more information on the Greenways that surround East Stroudsburg University, please click here.