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Strategic Planning: Sustainability Project – BME 0687243  Mentor: Erella Regev Fall 2010
<ul><li>Cheryl Lavery </li></ul><ul><li>Pam Lozano </li></ul><ul><li>Marc Garber </li></ul><ul><li>Gary Prashar </li></ul>
<ul><li>Consider the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where are we now? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do we want to be?...
<ul><li>Commitment to join Bloomberg’s NYC “30 in 10” challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Hiring of a full-time Director of Enviro...
<ul><li>Strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Project supports ESC’s Green Sustainability Certificate <...
<ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Threats </li></ul><ul><li>Gulf Oil Spill – environmental consciousness culturally ...
<ul><li>Paper –  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About 10 cases (100 reams) of white 100% recycled paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>53 printers </li></ul><ul><li>2 B/W copiers </li></ul><ul><li>Ink/Toner – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy machines use ...
<ul><li>Cleaning Supplies and Bathroom Supplies are provided by the building’s cleaning service </li></ul><ul><li>Recyclin...
<ul><li>Stakeholder is defined as “a person, group, organization, or system who affects or can be affected by an organizat...
<ul><li>Students are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diverse Population </li></ul></ul><u...
<ul><li>LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design </li></ul><ul><li>AASHE – Sustainability Tracking, Assessment...
<ul><li>Implemented Project Green Path in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Has formal sustainability committee </li></ul><ul><li>Mem...
<ul><li>Current efforts include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling of waste, toner and ink cartridges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
<ul><li>Implemented Hunter Green in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Has formal sustainability council </li></ul><ul><li>Member of A...
<ul><li>Current efforts include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling efforts and paper shredding bins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Planet </li></ul><ul><li>Profit </li></ul>
<ul><li>Pro-environmental students, staff and faculty </li></ul>
<ul><li>Barriers to positive influence on Pro-environmental behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Variables associated with pro-envir...
<ul><li>Organizations trying to change a culture often rely on their employees to implement the change </li></ul>
<ul><li>Organization must: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate implementation plans to reduce cynicism and skepticism </li><...
<ul><li>Vision 2015 includes commitment that by 2015: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ESC will serve a growing body of students </li...
<ul><li>Written commitment through Vision 2015 </li></ul><ul><li>Financial commitment through hiring of Sustainability Dir...
<ul><li>Provide an atmosphere where the future can actually be “envisioned” and “visualized” rather the just discussed and...
<ul><li>Internal </li></ul><ul><li>External </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Plan </li></ul>
<ul><li>Talent of ESC Students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based technologies </li><...
<ul><li>Short Term </li></ul><ul><li>Long Term </li></ul><ul><li>We have developed some suggestions that can be applied: <...
<ul><li>Make Recycling bins more visible </li></ul><ul><li>Static Cling reminders to turn off lights/can be produced inter...
<ul><li>Encourage Faculty to accept email/online submission of assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Advertise benefits of NYC wat...
<ul><li>Partner with building to ensure that recycling is being done </li></ul><ul><li>Explore possibility of janitorial s...
<ul><li>Implement Student recycling program (Ink, toner, battery) and use $$ to make Green Program sustainable </li></ul><...
<ul><li>New, Innovative approach: </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration of classes for credit </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate sust...
ESC Metro Green Team Presentation "Greening the Culture of 325 Hudson Street
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ESC Metro Green Team Presentation "Greening the Culture of 325 Hudson Street

  1. 1. Strategic Planning: Sustainability Project – BME 0687243 Mentor: Erella Regev Fall 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Cheryl Lavery </li></ul><ul><li>Pam Lozano </li></ul><ul><li>Marc Garber </li></ul><ul><li>Gary Prashar </li></ul>
  3. 3.
  4. 4.
  5. 5.
  6. 6.
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  10. 10. <ul><li>Consider the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where are we now? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do we want to be? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What must we do to get there? </li></ul></ul>
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  12. 12. <ul><li>Commitment to join Bloomberg’s NYC “30 in 10” challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Hiring of a full-time Director of Environmental Sustainability – Sadie Ross </li></ul><ul><li>Members of Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Project supports ESC’s Green Sustainability Certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Savings </li></ul><ul><li>Healthier environment for students, faculty and staff </li></ul><ul><li>ESC hired Director of Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Local Sustainability Officer at Metro Campus – Sophia Mavrogiannis </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Learners open to new ideas, behaviors, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>College-wide budget for sustainability efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Will attract environmentally-minded students and faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Existing lease restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Audit not available </li></ul><ul><li>No current college sustainability culture </li></ul><ul><li>No funding designated specifically for Metro Center </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance to Change </li></ul><ul><li>Limited access to building management </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of ability to make changes </li></ul><ul><li>Need to engage all departments in 2015 plan </li></ul><ul><li>Gap between the goals and the reality </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Threats </li></ul><ul><li>Gulf Oil Spill – environmental consciousness culturally desirable </li></ul><ul><li>Advances in Green technology </li></ul><ul><li>Products to support sustainability efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Other college green programs available for benchmarking </li></ul><ul><li>NYC 30-10 initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook Access Act </li></ul><ul><li>Access to public/state funding </li></ul><ul><li>Building laws/ordinances </li></ul><ul><li>Change in consumer attitudes towards sustainability/environment </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Paper – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About 10 cases (100 reams) of white 100% recycled paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About 1 case (10 reams) of colored paper </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shredding – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 shredders available to faculty and staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shredded paper is recycled </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recycling – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10% paper is recycled / 90% paper is disposed in bins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleaning Service handles all the trash </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>53 printers </li></ul><ul><li>2 B/W copiers </li></ul><ul><li>Ink/Toner – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy machines use 2 toner cartridges every 3 months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printers use 15 toner cartridges per month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printers use 5 ink cartridges per month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toner cartridges are recycled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ink cartridges are thrown away </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Cleaning Supplies and Bathroom Supplies are provided by the building’s cleaning service </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling bins are emptied out and disposed of by the cleaning service </li></ul><ul><li>The computers go into sleep mode at night </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the staff & faculty re-use their own mugs/cups </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Stakeholder is defined as “a person, group, organization, or system who affects or can be affected by an organization’s actions” </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders at ESC – Metro include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Families of Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Building tenants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NYC Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Students are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diverse Population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commuters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance learners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faculty & Staff: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spend average of 35-40 hours at Metro Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some work from home part time </li></ul></ul>
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  21. 21. <ul><li>LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design </li></ul><ul><li>AASHE – Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) </li></ul><ul><li>American College & University President’s Climate Commitment </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Implemented Project Green Path in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Has formal sustainability committee </li></ul><ul><li>Member of The American College & University President’s Climate Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in NYC 30-10 </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Posters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mails to students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earth Day initiatives </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Current efforts include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling of waste, toner and ink cartridges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper Shredding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of “green” cleaning products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of recycled products in bathrooms, foam soap, automatic paper towel dispensers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers power down after hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharos document and copy management system has reduced paper consumption by 70% since 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has visible recycling and shredding receptacles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Turn off the lights” stickers above light switches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has conducted a Greenhouse Gas Inventory </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Implemented Hunter Green in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Has formal sustainability council </li></ul><ul><li>Member of Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in NYC 30-10 </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign includes website, video monitors with green messages, student group participation </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Current efforts include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling efforts and paper shredding bins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powering down of computers after hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Take the Stairs” Campaign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner with City Harvest for unused food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bike Racks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Million Trees NYC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New buildings are LEED certified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has conducted Energy Audit and Greenhouse Gas inventory </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Planet </li></ul><ul><li>Profit </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Pro-environmental students, staff and faculty </li></ul>
  28. 28.
  29. 29. <ul><li>Barriers to positive influence on Pro-environmental behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Variables associated with pro-environmental behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of External possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Internal Incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Negative or insufficient feedback about behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Old Behavior Patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of the issues </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of action strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Locus of control </li></ul><ul><li>Strong pro-environmental attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Individual sense of responsibility </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Organizations trying to change a culture often rely on their employees to implement the change </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Organization must: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate implementation plans to reduce cynicism and skepticism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expose real motives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involve key members of the organization </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>Vision 2015 includes commitment that by 2015: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ESC will serve a growing body of students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generate a smaller carbon footprint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a full array of studies and degree programs related to the environment and sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Model environmentally sensitive behavior in communities across the state </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ESC will also play an active role within SUNY as an advocate for sustainability in higher education. </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>Written commitment through Vision 2015 </li></ul><ul><li>Financial commitment through hiring of Sustainability Director </li></ul><ul><li>Inception of Sustainability Certificate and other environmental/sustainability programs/degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to succeed will result in loss of credibility, wasted resources and finances, and negative impact on students interested in sustainability studies </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>Provide an atmosphere where the future can actually be “envisioned” and “visualized” rather the just discussed and imagined by painting a picture of the desired results. </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>Internal </li></ul><ul><li>External </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Plan </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>Talent of ESC Students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sociology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Related disciplines: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mass-communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul>
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  39. 39. <ul><li>Short Term </li></ul><ul><li>Long Term </li></ul><ul><li>We have developed some suggestions that can be applied: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At little cost to the college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With use of resources already available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Require small cultural changes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Any “green” plan should be sustainable in the long run: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through implementation of cost-saving initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imaginative use of new resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete culture change </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>Make Recycling bins more visible </li></ul><ul><li>Static Cling reminders to turn off lights/can be produced internally </li></ul><ul><li>Student Access to paper shredding bins </li></ul><ul><li>Designate sustainability bulletin board (visible and maintained) </li></ul><ul><li>Book exchange (already on ANGEL) more visible and promoted </li></ul><ul><li>ESC Environmental Sustainability website link on MyESC and ANGEL homepages </li></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>Encourage Faculty to accept email/online submission of assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Advertise benefits of NYC water and encourage students to refill water bottles (home/school) </li></ul><ul><li>Option to receive learning contracts and grade assessments via email </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>Partner with building to ensure that recycling is being done </li></ul><ul><li>Explore possibility of janitorial service retrofitting bathrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Bike Room in existing space </li></ul><ul><li>Print management and copy control software (50% potential savings per year if change to double-sided printing) </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>Implement Student recycling program (Ink, toner, battery) and use $$ to make Green Program sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Publish statistics to bring knowledge to students to encourage habit changes </li></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><li>New, Innovative approach: </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration of classes for credit </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate sustainability philosophy into curriculum throughout these disciplines </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sociology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business related disciplines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mass-communication </li></ul></ul></ul>

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