Sustainability is a long-term responsibility to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations. The environment has a limit and it must be respected and embraced.

Here at St. John's our Sustainability Coordinators work together to promote a more sustainable campus.


SJU Highlights Sustainability with Green-Themed Activities
In its ongoing commitment to promote ecologically sound practices, St. John’s University hosted several events and initiatives at the Queens campus this spring that focused on sustainability. Earth Fest 2015, Campus Conservation Nationals 2015, and an Arbor Day workshop offered education about and raised student awareness of environmental issues. Read more »


In the Spring of 2012, St. John's sustainability performance was awarded a GOLD rating by The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). St. John’s is currently conducting research using the STARS 2.0 Manual in order to update its STARS rating. For more information, contact Joanna Shields, STARS Research Analyst at



For more information on sustainability initiatives on campus send us an email or call the Sustainability Department at 718-990-5054.

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