Archive for January, 2012

Queensborough Community College Receives Three Grants to Further Sustainability

January 23, 2012 | Campus Sustainability News

Queensborough Community College has been selected to receive up to $1,000,000 in funding through the Green Innovation Grant Program, funded through the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation’s Green Innovation Grant Program.

LaGuardia Community College: Sustainability in the Know – Eco-friendly Coffee Cups

January 23, 2012 | Campus Sustainability News

This semester you will notice something different about your coffee cup. If you buy a 12oz coffee in the cafeteria or are having an 8oz coffee at a catered event or meeting on campus, your coffee will be served in an eco-friendly cup.

City College of New York: Novel HVAC System Doubles Solar Roof Pod Energy Efficiency

January 23, 2012 | Campus Sustainability News

A novel heating and cooling system designed by faculty and students of the Grove School of Engineering for the Solar Roof Pod, The City College of New York entry in the recent U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, delivers twice the energy efficiency of conventional units.

Bronx Community College: Researcher Converts Bronx Waste to Biodiesel

January 23, 2012 | Campus Sustainability News

At the current rate of fossil fuel consumption, it is estimated that global reserves of petroleum will be exhausted by 2050. Biodiesel, an advanced biofuel made from readily available, renewable resources is a domestic, sustainable, cleaner-burning, diesel fuel replacement that meets strict quality specifications.

Baruch College’s Novel Newman Vertical Campus Recycling Program

January 20, 2012 | Campus Sustainability News

Baruch College was faced with a dilemma. A survey of Baruch students indicated a strong desire to recycle, yet a day-long waste audit of Baruch’s Newman Vertical Campus (NVC) showed less than half of recyclable waste was actually being recycled.