Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.98
Liaison Tom Goldsmith
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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St. John's University, New York
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Thomas Goldsmith
Director of Environment and Energy Conservation
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

St. John's University is a participant on the Lower Hudson Valley Catholic Colleges and Universities Consortium's Sustainability Committee.(On-going)

Million Trees NYC also partnered with St. John's in the program of planting and maintaining trees on the Queens and Staten Island campuses. To date, Million Trees has provided St. John's with 800 trees. Faculty and Student organizations are responsible for the upkeep and care for the new installments on Campus. (On-going)


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

A strong connection exists between the Environmental Science/ Biology Departments and the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC). Students and faculty from St. John's are involved in volunteer manual labor to maintain the park, research to highlight management strategies, outreach to educate the community about the park etc. For more about internships, volunteer work, and APEC programs contact Dianella G. Howarth. (On-going)


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

Since 1982, St. John’s Bread and Life has worked to alleviate hunger and poverty in Brooklyn and Queens. This program utilizes local produce and supports local farmers, while feeding the hungry. It also provides multiple resources (examples- medical, legal, technology) to help those in need better their future and become participating members of our global society. The University runs the program, provides connections for partnerships, volunteers,capital, and other resources such as food/clothing (during midnight run collections) to help the program make the greatest impact. This program stems from the University's Vincentian mission to help those in need.

More information about St. John's Bread and Life can be found at https://www.breadandlife.org/about.


A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
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The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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