GrowNYC is a
non-profit organization that helps St. John's secure a clean and
healthy environment for our students.
NYC Compost Project assists St. John's in compost
education outreach to our students through our composting systems
and our compost tea brewing.
Trees NYC is an organization that promotes St. John's
participates in the program of planting and maintaining trees on
the Queens and Staten Island campuses. To date Million Trees has
provided St. John's with 800 trees.
City Harvest- All food
collected during St. John's Residence Life - "Chuck
It For Charity" is donated to City Harvest.
Energy Star- St. John's is Challenge Participant member
that finds local solutions to improve the energy efficiency of
buildings on campus.
Agency- St. John's is an Environmental Protection Agency
waste-wise partner and endorser.We strive to alter our behavior on
campus, and track the amount of waste we produce. We promote the
significance of reducing solid waste to all members of St. John's
community. St. John's also signed a Memorandum of
Understanding to help reduce our carbon footprint.
Collections- Clothing that is donated during St. John's
Residence Life - "Chuck
It For Charity" is donated to Wearable Collections where it is
either sold second hand or recycled.
Challenge, PlaNYC- St. John's has pledged to reduce their
Greenhouse Gas Emissions bye 30% by 2017.
Global Initiative- St. John's participated in the 2011 Clinton
Global Intitiative conference. St. John's is currently formalizing
a commitment to incorperate our academic service learning to
conduct energy audits and greenhouse gas inventories for local NYC
NYSAR3- St. John's is a College Council member of New York
State Association for Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling which is an
organization that allows universities to discuss issues with
recycling, waste reduction, and environmental issues.
AASHE- The Association for
the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is an
organization that provides resources such as workshops and webinars
to it's members.As a member of AASHE, every student of St. John's
can log into the AASHE website and get involved.
a New York government organization that helps fund energy
Clean Air Campus helps NYC improve air quality through reducing
the amount of cars on the road.
Lower Hudson Valley Catholic Colleges and University Consortium-
St. John's is a participant on their Sustainability Committee.