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Queens College Sustainability Council

What is the Queens College Sustainability Council? The Council will work to lower CUNY’s carbon foot print and integrate sustainability into the life of the University.  Queens College will look at its current behavior in areas such as recycling, procurement water and energy use and will identify the best practices to adopt.   

What will the Council do?

  • Consult with all campus stakeholders to identify sustainability goals and promote their achievement
  • Measure and report on campus sustainability initiatives
  • Develop our educational and research agendas to meet the long-term goals of sustainability
  • Encourage environmentally sound practices among students, faculty and staff
  • Evaluate and redesign all our operations to reduce their environmental impact

What are the requirements to the join the Council?
Any QC student can apply for membership.  Select students are chosen to serve based on their application and the following eligibility criteria:

  • Matriculated QC student
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 overall academic grade point average
  • Adhere to the attendance and participation policies
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge and interest in issues relating to sustainability
  • Good academic standing

Why participate?

  • Make an impact with your suggestions and ideas
  • A great way to meet fellow students and administrators
  • Gain leadership experience

What are the benefits?

  • Resume builder
  • Early class registration

How often do we meet?
The Council meets once a month (September 29 & November 17) to share viewpoints, opinions and feedback on current and future sustainability projects.  All meetings will be held at 12:30pm in Kiely Hall, Room 806 and are mandatory for the early registration benefit.



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