Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.92
Liaison Mike Harrington
Submission Date Aug. 17, 2011
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The New School
Tier2-4: Themed Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Gwen Kilvert
Assistant Director for Sustainability & Energy Management
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have sustainability-themed housing (residential floor or hall, or theme house) where residents learn about sustainability together and to which residents must apply?:

A brief description of the themed housing:

The Green Community at The New School
Location: 13th Street Residence (2010-2011), 20th Street Residence (2011-2012)

Who can live here: Any student who is a sophomore or above (including transfer students with sophomore-level credit)

Requirements: Students living in the Green Community should have an active interest in environmentalism and conservation.

About the Community: This community strives to promote awareness about environmental issues and to help lead the greater New School community in addressing them. Comprised of students who are concerned about the Earth, our environment, and its future, this community will bring together a variety of individual interests relating to how we interact with our surroundings. Community members will be encouraged to discuss, address, and help educate their fellow students about the positive changes we can make in our daily lives.

Benefits of living in the The Green Community: As a member of this community, students will live alongside other environmentally responsible individuals and will have the opportunity to share their passion for diverse environmental issues. On a daily basis, students may learn new ways to promote conservation and have the chance to share their knowledge with fellow community members. Residents of this community will also be able to explore and apply their interests in biology, ecology, and the hard sciences, while studying very different subjects in the classroom as New School students. Students will also have the opportunity to educate and lead the New School community in affecting positive change on campus.

The website URL where information about the themed housing is available:

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