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Hunter Sustainability Partners

Learn more about the agencies and organizations who help us to be sustainable.


Sustainable Times globe small.jpgSUSTAINABLE CUNY.  Sustainable CUNY was formed after CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein accepted Mayor Bloomberg's "30 in 10" Challenge.  Read more about the Challenge HERE.  Sustainable CUNY is the umbrella organization charged with coordinating sustainability efforts among all 23 CUNY institutions.  Its Task Force offers Hunter's Sustainability Council advice and support in becoming "greener" and in drafting our individualized campus sustainability plan.  Visit Sustainable CUNY's homepage HERE.


nypa.jpgHunter participates in Peak Load Management, a power conservation program which enables our campuses to reduce electricity use on days when demand on the regional power grid is greatest.  This program is administered by the New York Power Authority.

The Power Authority also facilitated efficiencies that have been integrated into Hunter's pool and air compression system upgrades.


dsny.jpgThe Department of Sanitation of the City of New York picks up and processes the paper, bottles and cans we recycle.  Learn more about them HERE.




mayor seal.jpgThe Office of Long Term Sustainability, part of the Mayor's Office of Operations, produced PlaNYC 2030.  Read more about them HERE.






DASNY--the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York--collaborates with Hunter College on a variety of campus construction projects that bring energy savings and efficiencies to the school.  Learn more about DASNY here.



harvest1City Harvest contributes to Hunter's effort to reduce unnecessary food waste by collecting first-quality, fresh food items that our dining facility has left over at the end of the day but is unable to sell.



million trees 001.jpgHunter College has partnered with MillionTreesNYC, the public/private organization which has as its mission the goal of planting a million trees throughout New York City by 2017.  The organization donated 16 trees to Hunter; the trees can be found on our main campus and on the Brookdale campus.  Read more about MillionTreesNYC HERE.

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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.



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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