STARS v2.0

St. John's University, New York

Queens, NY, US

Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Gold 67.98 Tom Goldsmith March 14, 2016 Download
"As we endeavor to guide our thought, teaching and action by the values of this institution, we naturally continue to embrace the sustainability movement." -Julia A. Upton, RSM, Former Provost St. John's University makes ... read more
Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 3.60 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 2.65 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Complete 0.49 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 4.00 / 4.00
St. John's University faculty support the "life-learning" spirit of the academic community by furthering themselves in their field through research. Many faculty extend this great real world application to their students to bring classroom ... read more
Credit Status Points
Academic Research Complete 5.14 / 12.00
Support for Research Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Access to Research Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Student involvment is a driving force in supporting St. John's sustainability initiatives. Student sustainability coordinators, in collaboration with earth club members, help maintain the Student Community Garden, harvest produce donations for the Bread and ... read more
Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Complete 3.76 / 4.00
Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Employee Educators Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Employee Orientation Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Staff Professional Development Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability is a global issue and requires many hands to help see initiatives come to fruition. St. John's University understands that education of the local community is imperative to spread awareness and see results ... read more
Credit Status Points
Community Partnerships Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Continuing Education Complete 2.00 / 5.00
Community Service Complete 4.03 / 5.00
Community Stakeholder Engagement Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Hospital Network Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy consumption in buildings is a priority for St. John's University. SJU along with 16 other NYC universities signed the NYC Carbon Challenge in 2007 with the commitment to ... read more
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete 7.14 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Complete 1.00 / 1.00
St. John's Sustainability Initiative exists to advance the university efforts for a sustainable future by providing the skills and motivation that will integrate sustainability responsibilities into construction of new facilities, operation of existing facilities ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 1.16 / 4.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 0.00 / 3.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 1.00 / 1.00

St. John's seeks to promote sustainability in all aspects, including dining services. In partnership with Chartwells, the University tackles initiatives ranging from locally farmed produce and certified cage free eggs to compostable cutlery.

Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 1.87 / 4.00
Low Impact Dining Complete 2.20 / 3.00
In a large city like New York, energy use is a major concern. St. John's University works to reduce their energy use through student participation in the Campus Concervation Nationals and upgrading campus facilities ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 1.95 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.10 / 4.00
St. John's has pursued many different projects and partnerships to help enhance sustainable landscaping on our campuses. Projects include developing more sustainable Organic Soils Management through building an O2 Compost System, brewing Compost Tea ... read more
Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Complete 1.50 / 2.00
Biodiversity Complete 1.00 / 1.00
According to St. John's University's purchasing policy promoting economic sustainability and environmentally friendly products is a commitment "rooted in our tradition as a Vincentian University dedicated to promoting the core values of truth ... read more
Credit Status Points
Electronics Purchasing Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Complete 0.85 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Inclusive and Local Purchasing Complete 0.70 / 1.00
Life Cycle Cost Analysis Complete 0.50 / 1.00
Guidelines for Business Partners Complete 1.00 / 1.00
In order to help lower St. John's Greenhouse Gas Emissions and uphold our partnership with Clean Air Campus, St. John's has made alternate forms of transportation available to all members of the St ... read more
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 1.46 / 2.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.82 / 2.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 1.63 / 2.00

St. John's University utilizes a comprehensive waste program that includes single stream recycling, organized bulk pick up, and the goal to divert all food waste from landfills in the near future.

Credit Status Points
Waste Minimization Complete 3.51 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 2.04 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 0.50 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Water is the source of life and the St. John's community understands the need to conserve this precious resource. Water conservation measures have been implemented to St. John's Queens campus to conserve water ... read more
Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 1.88 / 4.00
Rainwater Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Wastewater Management Complete 0.00 / 1.00

St.John's recognizes that Sustainability is a group effort that requires careful organized planning. To ensure progress, the University encourages participation by faculty, staff, administration, and students to help secure a sustainable future.

Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Governance Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Located in one of the most diverse cities in the world, St. John's University recognizes that the diversity of our acadmic community is one of the most valuable resources we have. Respecting each other ... read more
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete 0.75 / 1.00
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Support for Future Faculty Diversity Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Affordability and Access Complete 2.90 / 4.00
St. John's mission for wellness and health is to help students and faculty create effective strategies for balanced living by providing the information needed to make healthy choices and ensure a successful future. This ... read more
Credit Status Points
Employee Compensation Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 0.36 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Our mission is to invest in a better global community by collaborating with sustainable companies and educating the future. St. John's University invests in the education of younger generations through partnerships with elementary and ... read more
Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainable Investment Complete 1.46 / 4.00
Investment Disclosure Not Applicable 0.00 /
Credit Status Points
Innovation 1 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00

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