Overall Rating Reporter - expired
Overall Score
Liaison Greg Monaco
Submission Date Nov. 10, 2016
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Stony Brook University
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tom Lanzilotta
Campus Energy Manager
Campus Operations and Maintenance
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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:

The Suffolk Transit Connection is a transportation service provided to current Stony Brook University students, who are interested in traveling between Stony Brook University and local off-campus destinations for food, shopping and recreational activities. The service is provided through a partnership between Stony Brook University and Suffolk County and is a sustainable transportation solution, only available to current Stony Brook University students who hold a valid Stony Brook University identification card. This partnership utilizes the Suffolk County Transit routes that are operated between the local area mall and Village of Port Jefferson, which eliminated some redundant services previously operated by SBU. The Suffolk Transit Connection saves approximately 3,475 gallons of diesel fuel and $15,000 per year.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
No

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

In the Sustainability Studies academic program, the class, Built Environment EDP 302, students work with local community members and the Three Village Trust to determine, how the train station area could be better developed. They focused not only on what was in the area, but also ways that it could be redesigned to facilitate multi-modal transportation and reduced car dependency. At the end of each semester the students present their findings to local community members and the Three Village Trust, to gain insight and feedback on challenges of new development.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
No

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