Medgar Evers College’s 18th Annual Conference on Environmental Issues will focus on Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath. The conference, held at the college’s Founder’s Auditorium on Saturday March 9th, will feature panel discussions, presentations and displays on the challenges raised by Sandy, including the role of first responders, infrastructure resiliency, and long-term recovery in the [...]
The Broadway Green Alliance, an industry-wide initiative to educate, inspire and green theaters and their productions across the country, are seeking partners interested in sharing experiences and best practices in reducing emissions at college theaters. These include tips on impacting lighting and set design, reducing and reusing waste materials and more. Partners will be part [...]
Students from the New Community College’s ‘City Seminar’ interdisciplinary program presented a host of recommendations for how the newest college in the CUNY family could minimize its environmental impact and contribute toward CUNY’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2017. Working in teams of four through the Fall 2012 semester, some 80 first-year [...]
The General Services Administration is inviting interested CUNY colleges to participate in their exhibit in Federal Plaza this Earth Day, April 22nd 2013. Interested parties should contact Brian Magden, Regional Energy Coordinator directly at email@example.com for further information.
CUNY’s annual New York State Executive Order # 4 (E04) Report summarizes CUNY’s progress toward becoming a more sustainable institution. Highlights in the CUNY report includes an increase in annual recycling rate of 53%, with almost 19,000 tons of materials recycled since 2008 – avoiding emissions equivalent to over 112,000 barrels of oil.
Sustainable CUNY Conserves is a University wide effort to reduce energy consumption, spend less money on utilities and use the savings to support other campus efforts.
Sustainable CUNY has created a $1-million fund, the Sustainability Investment Fund, to support projects on CUNY campuses which produce energy savings and other sustainability benefits.
Registration for the annual national, inter-university recycling contest, RecycleMania, has opened. Participation in the 6-week event, which begins on February 3rd 2013, involves students, faculty and staff working together to collect and measure various recyclable materials, competing to collect as much as possible and comparing their results with colleges & universities across the country.
Colleges interested in participating in a Spring 2013 effort to increase the number of Cool Roofs at CUNY are being sought. Cool roofs significantly reduce the surface temperature of asphalt and similar roofs during warmer months, by reflecting sunlight and emitting rather than absorbing solar radiation, in turn lowering cooling loads and helping to conserve energy.
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection has announced a $6million fund for its Green Infrastructure Grant Program for 2013, inviting proposals which help capture, divert or reuse storm-water in a bid to minimize runoff into the city sewage system.