Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.98
Liaison Peter Barker
Submission Date March 14, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

St. John's University, New York
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Thomas Goldsmith
Director of Environment and Energy Conservation
Facilities Services
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Conserve To Serve

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :
Conserve To Serve is the newest initiative that began in spring of 2015. The initiative originally began as a way to involve student in saving energy in their residence hall. The benefits are that students help fight global climate change and the dollar value of that energy goes to help fight hunger by supporting St. John's Bread & Life soup kitchen Brooklyn. This Conserve To Serve initiative has now expanded to other "green" initiatives including re-use and recycling, recycling organics for on-site composting, student community garden,

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):
Energy conservation measured on the web-based Lucid Design Building Dashboard

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate Yes
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy Yes
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste Yes
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
St. John's University mission is to educate and to serve. "Conserve to Serve" is the phrase that we rally and strive to serve each other, especially the underserved populations, our environment as well as the future generations.

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