St. John's University, New York
Queens, NY, US
|Rating||Score||Liaison||Submission Date||Executive Letter|
|Gold - expired||67.98||Tom Goldsmith||March 14, 2016||Download|
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"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 it part of their mission to include sustainability in all aspects of campus life with an emphasis in educating the student body. Many of the courses offered are either sustainability focused or sustainability related.<< show less
|Sustainability Literacy Assessment||Complete|
|Incentives for Developing Courses||Complete|
|Campus as a Living Laboratory||Complete|
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 lessons to life.<< show less
|Support for Research||Complete|
|Access to Research||Complete|
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 Life Soup Kitchen, and help with composting/recyling on campus.
The Student Community rallies together in support of the Campus Conservation Nationals to conserve energy, participates in on campus events like Campus Sustainability Day and RecycleMania, and promotes sustainable waste initiatives through daily recycling.
|Student Educators Program||Complete|
|Outreach Materials and Publications||Complete|
|Employee Educators Program||Complete|
|Staff Professional Development||Complete|
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 for a sustainable future.<< show less
|Community Stakeholder Engagement||Complete|
|Participation in Public Policy||Complete|
|Hospital Network||Not Pursuing|
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 reduce in GHG by 30% by 2017. Currently at 24% carbon reduction SJU is positioned to achieve its carbon emissions reduction goal. Achievement to date has been accomplished four ways: Implementing 45 energy efficient measures value at $25 million; Energy efficient capital construction; Renewal / replacement of physical plant and; Improvements in operations.<< show less
|Greenhouse Gas Emissions||Complete|
|Outdoor Air Quality||Complete|
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 and working / learning activities.<< show less
|Building Operations and Maintenance||Complete|
|Building Design and Construction||Complete|
|Indoor Air Quality||Complete|
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.
|Food and Beverage Purchasing||Complete|
|Low Impact Dining||Complete|
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 with energy efficient technology.<< show less
|Building Energy Consumption||Complete|
|Clean and Renewable Energy||Complete|
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, and collaborating with Million Trees NYC to plant 800 trees on our campuses.<< show less
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, love, respect, opportunity, excellence and service within the University and in our relationships with the community at large".<< show less
|Cleaning Products Purchasing||Complete|
|Office Paper Purchasing||Complete|
|Inclusive and Local Purchasing||Complete|
|Life Cycle Cost Analysis||Complete|
|Guidelines for Business Partners||Complete|
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. John's community.<< show less
|Student Commute Modal Split||Complete|
|Employee Commute Modal Split||Complete|
|Support for Sustainable Transportation||Complete|
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.
|Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion||Complete|
|Hazardous Waste Management||Complete|
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 use,reduce run off, and maximize rain water retention on campus grounds.<< show less
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.
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 and working toward a common goal enhances a global perspective on sustainable issues and solutions, following our Vincentian mission.<< show less
|Diversity and Equity Coordination||Complete|
|Assessing Diversity and Equity||Complete|
|Support for Underrepresented Groups||Complete|
|Support for Future Faculty Diversity||Complete|
|Affordability and Access||Complete|
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 includes stress management, campus safety, and creating an environment where we bring out the best in each other.<< show less
|Assessing Employee Satisfaction||Complete|
|Workplace Health and Safety||Not Pursuing|
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 high schools such as the recent partnership with St. Francis de Sales Academy in Rockaway, Queens.<< show less
|Committee on Investor Responsibility||Complete|
|Investment Disclosure||Not Applicable|
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