|Submission Date||April 27, 2012|
St. John's University, New York
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Education
Human Services and Counseling
Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:
The School of Education and Office of Sustainability, through a Grant with Learn and Serve America, have created a sustainability partnership with five local, public middle schools. The University provides mentorship and financial support for students and teachers to implement sustainability initiatives in their schools, including organic vegetable gardening, pollinator gardening, recycling, nutrition and service learning.
A strong connection also exists between the environmental science/ biology departments and the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC). Students and faculty from St. John's are involved in volunteer manual labor to maintain the park, research to highlight management strategies, outreach to educate the community about the park etc. Dean William Nieter is the primary liasion with APEC.
The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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