Campus Sustainability News

Queens College Installs Solar Kiosk

March 1, 2013 | Campus Sustainability News

Queens College has become the first CUNY location to feature a solar kiosk, an off-grid solar-powered recharging point that doubles as an outdoor study, seating or eating spot. The kiosk, or Solar Dok, has four solar panels totaling 235Watts and provides recharging for four 110V power outlets as well as two USB ports. The college […]

Cool Roofs Planned Across CUNY’s Rooftops

March 1, 2013 | Campus Sustainability News

In an effort to assist the city with energy conservation, Sustainable CUNY Conserves has begun a process which will see well over 100,000 square feet of roof surface converted into cool roofs. Every CUNY college has been asked to nominate candidate roofs, which will be covered in special reflective white paint that lowers roof temperature […]

Baruch Recycling Project Wins Productivity Award

March 1, 2013 | Campus Sustainability News

Executive Vice Chancellor Allan Dobrin has awarded Baruch College’s Sustainability Task Force and their partners in Campus facilities with a Productivity Award for their efforts to improve waste collection and recycling at the college’s Vertical Campus building. The award follows the college’s decision to do away with over 1,600 individual trash and recycling bins from […]

Medgar Evers 18th Environmental Conference Focuses on Sandy Aftermath

March 1, 2013 | Campus Sustainability News

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 […]

Broadway Green Alliance Seeking to Green College Theaters

March 1, 2013 | Campus Sustainability News

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 […]

New Community College Embraces Student Sustainability Ideas

March 1, 2013 | Campus Sustainability News

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 […]

Exhibit in Federal Plaza on Earth Day

March 1, 2013 | Campus Sustainability News

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 for further information.

Sustainability Trends From the CUNY EO4 Report

November 29, 2012 | Campus Sustainability News

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.

A Powerful Savings Opportunity for CUNY Campuses

November 28, 2012 | Campus Sustainability News

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.

Fund Established to Support Campus Energy Projects

November 28, 2012 | Campus Sustainability News

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.