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 […]
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 […]
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.