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-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Nicholas Liu-Sontag
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Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
College and Career Lab

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

The NYU College and Career Lab is in partnership with The College Advising Corps. The College Advising Corps works to increase the number of first-generation college going, low-income, and/or underrepresented students who apply, enter, and complete college. To this end, the Corps places recent college graduates from partner universities as full-time college advisers in some of America’s underserved high schools.

The College and Career Lab is an intensive, free, non-credit, five-week summer program for rising 8th and 9th graders in the NYC Metro area. It is led by faculty at NYU's School of Law, Stern School of Business, Tisch School of the Arts, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Tandon School of Engineering, The College of Global Public Health, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, The College of Dentistry, NYU's Office of Sustainability, academic programs for The College of Arts and Science, and NYU's Center for Student Life. The program exposes students to introductory courses within each featured academic school. Each student is paired in a group with an NYU student advisor from the NYU College Advising Corps to provide mentorship and guidance for the duration of the Lab.

The College and Career Lab is designed to serve economically disadvantaged, first-generation college going, and historically underrepresented students residing full-time in the NYC metro area. The goal of the Lab is to prepare, support, and inspire students to think about various career paths while exposing students to a college campus. The Lab allows students to gain valuable skills that prepare them with opportunities to thrive.

The Lab includes an "Introduction to Sustainability" course where students learn about urban environmental issues and become empowered citizens who can advocate for environmental and public health. Students also participate in site visits, educational workshops, and meetings about pro-environmental advocacy.

The Lab supports all three components of sustainability by:

1) Serving economically disadvantaged, first-generation college going, and historically underrepresented students.
2) Supporting future student success in college by supplying resources to prepare, support, and inspire students to think about various career paths while exposing them to a college campus.
3) Teaching students about environmental issues and giving them hands-on experience advocating for local policies that support ecological health.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
New York City Carbon Challenge for Universities

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

The NYC Carbon Challenge is a voluntary leadership initiative and public-private partnership between the NYC Mayor’s Office and leaders in the private, institutional, and non-profit sectors who have committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 30% or more over ten years. The Mayor’s Office provides programmatic support and resources to assist participants in their efforts to reduce GHG emissions and help the City achieve its goal of reducing citywide emissions 80% by 2050. Participants are recognized, promoted, and celebrated for their progress in the program as they pursue different energy efficiency improvements, efficient on-site generation, and sustainability initiatives.

NYU was one of 18 of inaugural universities that accepted the NYC Carbon Challenge, taking on a leadership role in the effort to fight global climate change. These universities have paved the way for others by exploring a variety of opportunities to reduce their energy use through energy efficiency and converting to cleaner energy sources. Altogether, the participating universities have achieved a 17 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per square foot since 2007, saving millions of dollars. In addition, five institutions including NYU have already met their 30 percent goal.

https://www1.nyc.gov/html/gbee/html/challenge/universities.shtml


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Second Nature - Climate Leadership Network

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

NYU is a part of Second Nature's Climate Leadership Network. The Climate Leadership Network comprises colleges and universities in nearly every state and the District of Columbia who are taking action on climate and preparing students through research and education to solve the challenges of the 21st century.

These signatory institutions report on their yearly progress through the Reporting Platform, publicly sharing their climate action plans, greenhouse gas inventories and more. For a list of all of the signatory institutions and to see their reports, visit the Second Nature Reporting Platform.

https://secondnature.org/climate-action-guidance/network/


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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