|Submission Date||April 27, 2012|
St. John's University, New York
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy
Director of Environment and Energy Conservation
Has the institution advocated for federal, state, and/or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:
A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, bills, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
In July 2007 St. John's University is part of the New York City "College Challenge" initiative where we are reducing our carbon emmissions 30% by 2017.
In Decmeber 2008 St.John's University became the first private university to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "St. John’s efforts for continuous improvement involve: using EPA’s environmental stewardship programs to develop policies, practices, and specifications for environmentally efficient standards; increasing stewardship awareness; staying current with EPA regulations and guidelines; increasing involvement and recognition of St. John’s stakeholders; partnering with local government; and addressing environmental concerns swiftly."
The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts are available:
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