|Submission Date||Aug. 17, 2011|
The New School
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability
Office for Sustainability, Facilities Management
Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:
As part of our public commitments - the PlaNYC University Challenge and the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment - The New School released a draft Climate Action Plan in January 2011 that is publicly available to all individuals and institutions.
The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:
One of the nine original signatories on the PlaNYC University Challenge, The New School is a 2030 Challenge Partner committed to reducing greenhouse emissions by 30 percent by 2017. We have inventoried greenhouse gas emissions and released a draft Climate Action Plan detailing how we intend to achieve these reductions. Within this local group of university partners, best practices are shared through presentations at meetings a few times per year.
See PlaNYC press release:
A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
Student sustainability groups, primarily ReNew School, are engaged in New York State environmental networks to share best practices, collaborate on campaigns and take collective actions. This year, there has been inter-campus coordination - especially with New York University - to engage in dialogue over hydraulic fracturing in upstate New York. Student were also part of the Amp Up Summit 2011, launched by the Earth Day New York, which brought in more than 80 students from 15 different college campuses and provided a platform for collaboration, coordination and skills-sharing. A group of New School students have also been involved in ongoing collaboration with the Stevens Institute of Technology on the United States Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 competition.
The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available: