Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.03
Liaison Peter Barker
Submission Date April 27, 2012
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St. John's University, New York
PAE-24: Sustainability Policy Advocacy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Thomas Goldsmith
Director of Environment and Energy Conservation
Facilities Services
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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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