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WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF THE
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UNTER COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY COUNCIL

 

GREEN IS THE NEW HUNTER PURPLE. From improving recycling efforts to increasing our energy efficiency and reducing our waste, Hunter College is resolutely committed to sustainable actions and practices.

WHO WE ARE. The Hunter College Sustainability Council was established in 2007 to guide and coordinate Hunter College's efforts to become "greener" and engage in more sustainable practices. A diverse group representing our students, faculty and staff, the Council meets monthly and focuses primarily on eight key areas of concern: Energy, Efficiency and Operations; Curriculum and Faculty Development; Student Involvement, Procurement and Dining; Fleet and Transportation; Waste and Recycling; Communication; and Professional Development. 

OUR CHALLENGE. The Council was formed in response to the Bloomberg administration's "30 in 10" Challenge, which has inspired nine New York City universities--including all CUNY schools--to pledge to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 30% within 10 years. This challenge has given Hunter's Sustainability Council the impetus, authority and support structure to create a 10-year Sustainability Plan unique to our campus. Learn more about the 30 in 10 Challenge on the NYC Office of the Mayor's website.

CARE FOR THE FUTURE. Taking a cue from the Hunter College motto--Mihi Cura Futuri--"The Care of the Future is Mine"--the Council aims to raise awareness about sustainability issues, to promote participation in ecology-friendly practices within the Hunter community and in our greater urban setting, and to facilitate greater efficiency of campus operations.

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The HCSC is an outgrowth of PlaNYC 2030, as is Hunter's participation in the "30 in 10" Challenge. PlaNYC 2030 is the Bloomberg administration's comprehensive vision for New York's growth through 2030. Explore PlaNYC 2030.

 

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Have you ever wondered how many greenhouse gas emissions your household's activities generate? Or how many your car generates? The United States Environmental Protection Agency has designed a Personal Emissions Calculator and an Automobile Emissions Calculator that are easy to use, and can offer insight into ways to reduce your carbon footprint and conserve energy and resources.

 
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