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CUNY Commits to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

June 10, 2007 | EHSO Council

CUNY took on a leadership role in environmental sustainability as it joined eight other colleges in accepting Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% over the next ten years. Barnard, Columbia, Cooper Union, Fordham, New York University, Pratt, St. John’s University, The New School and CUNY (at all 23 campuses) – designated as the 2030 Challenge Partners – announced their commitments during a press conference held at Brooklyn’s Pratt University on Wednesday, June 6th, 2007. At the conference, CUNY Vice Chancellor Iris Weinshall said, “For us, environmental sustainability is as much about leadership as it is about stewardship. And the CUNY community of 450,000 students, faculty and staff will help us define and exercise both.”