STARS v2.0

St. John's University, New York

Queens, NY, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired 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
Academic Courses Complete
Learning Outcomes Complete
Undergraduate Program Complete
Graduate Program Complete
Immersive Experience Complete
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 ... read more
Credit Status
Academic Research Complete
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 ... read more
Credit Status
Student Educators Program Complete
Student Orientation Complete
Student Life Complete
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete
Outreach Campaign Complete
Employee Educators Program Complete
Employee Orientation 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 ... read more
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Community Partnerships Complete
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete
Continuing Education Complete
Community Service Complete
Community Stakeholder Engagement Complete
Participation in Public Policy Complete
Trademark Licensing 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 ... read more
Credit Status
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 ... read more
Credit Status
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.

Credit Status
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 ... read more
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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 ... read more
Credit Status
Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Complete
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 ... read more
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Electronics Purchasing Complete
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. read more
Credit Status
Campus Fleet Complete
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.

Credit Status
Waste Minimization Complete
Waste Diversion Complete
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 ... read more
Credit Status
Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Complete
Wastewater Management Complete

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
Sustainability Coordination Complete
Sustainability Planning Complete
Governance Complete
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 ... read more
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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 ... read more
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Employee Compensation Complete
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete
Wellness Program 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 ... read more
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Committee on Investor Responsibility Complete
Sustainable Investment Complete
Investment Disclosure Not Applicable
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Not Pursuing
Innovation 4 Not Pursuing

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