The 10-Year Plan

Brooklyn College is part of the CUNY-wide Sustainability Project — an initiative that has accepted Mayor Bloomberg's "30 in 10" Challenge to motivate public and private universities and other institutions throughout New York City to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2017.

In order to meet this challenge and to ensure a more sustainable CUNY and a sustainable New York, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer Allan Dobrin created the CUNY Task Force on Sustainability.

The Task Force asked all 23 CUNY institutions — including Brooklyn College — to create unique and measurable 10-Year Sustainability Plans in order to reach CUNY's target in 2017.

Brooklyn College's 10-Year Sustainability Plan established goals in seven pillar areas:

  1. Waste Management and Recycling
  2. Water
  3. Energy
  4. Procurement
  5. Food and Nutrition
  6. Transportation
  7. Outreach and Education

The plan includes a wide array of initiatives, including education and awareness-raising, changing behaviors and habits around energy usage, and exploring alternatives for reducing waste and resources campus-wide.

The plan also establishes partnerships with both departments and offices within the college, and organizations in the Greater New York area.