Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.30
Liaison Nicholas Liu-Sontag
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

New York University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nicholas Liu-Sontag
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Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):

NYU's Office of Sustainability website is the primary resource for all information about events, programs, institutional actions, and general sustainability information at the University. From this site users can access information about sustainability related to NYU's operations, NYU's sustainability goals, on-campus sustainability groups, sustainability-related events, and the Office of Sustainability's many programs.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

NYU's Office of Sustainability maintains a monthly newsletter called "Sustainability News". The nearly 4,000 subscribers (including students, faculty, staff, and alumni) receive regular email updates on NYU sustainability in the news, upcoming events, programs, and deadlines.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

NYU's Office of Sustainability operates accounts on numerous social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Wordpress Blog, and Youtube. These platforms help engage and inform the NYU community about events, actions, and news regarding sustainability at the University.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

Washington Square News, NYU's student run newspaper, has a dedicated opinion column on the Environment. This column regularly features articles on topics in sustainability ranging from veganism, composting, climate policy, and the effects of climate change.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
No

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :
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The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

NYU Dining Services publishes a Dining Guide which includes extensive information about the sustainable dining options at NYU. The Dining Guide is available online and outlines details of vegan, vegetarian, and other sustainability oriented dining options for the NYU community, as well as providing details about the overall dining opportunities at the University.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

NYU's premiere sustainable landscaping project, the Schwartz Plaza "Native Woodland Garden" features pre-Hudson-Manhattan native landscaping. This location has a signage describing the sustainable features of the site including the plant selection of the site.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Each year, the NYU Office of Sustainability provides the "Green Campus Tour" at NYU Welcome Week for all incoming students. This opportunity allows new NYU community members to witness the ongoing sustainability actions at the University, interact with students and staff from the office, and ask their own questions about sustainability at NYU.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:

NYU maintains a web page for commuters that includes all information regarding sustainable transportation in NYC. This includes information on University Transportation, public transit (MTA, LIRR, Metro-North, PATH, NJ Transit, NY Waterways, Staten Island Ferry), and bikeshare options.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

NYU's Office of Sustainability manages numerous web pages providing information on biking laws, safety procedures, tips for locking and riding in New York City, as well as help on navigating the city streets.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

The NYU Ecoreps is a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach program where students living onsite provide engage with other students in residence halls on green living and sustainability.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

NYU's Office of Sustainability produces one-page documents for departments internal to the University to aid other departments in their own practices to become more sustainable and engage with their audiences on sustainability. These include implementation guides, talking points for recruitment (in HR and Admissions), and informational web pages on LEED projects.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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