Hunter collaborates with a variety of local agencies, organizations and programs that work to support a sustainable environment for the college and New York City.
Department of Sanitation of the City of New York (DSNY)
DSNY picks up and processes the paper, bottles and cans Hunter College recycles.
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY)
DASNY collaborates with Hunter College on a variety of campus construction projects that bring energy savings and efficiencies to the school.
Born out of the spirit of Earth Day, GrowNYC is the largest and most established environmental organization in NYC with three million participants and programs that support green markets, food and textile recycling, community gardens and educational programs for children. Hunter currently serves as a distribution host in GrowNYC's Fresh Food Box access network.
This program's goal is to plant one million new trees across the five boroughs and increase New York's urban forests—the city's most valuable environmental asset made up of street trees, park trees and trees on public and commercial land.
New York Power Authority (NYPA)
Hunter participates in Peak Load Management, a power conservation program administered by the New York Power Authority that enables our campuses to reduce electricity use on days when demand on the regional power grid is greatest. The Power Authority also facilitated efficiencies that have been integrated into Hunter's pool and air compression system upgrades.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources in order to develop a less polluting and more reliable and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. NYSERDA works with stakeholders, including Hunter College, to overcome barriers to using clean energy, and provides Hunter with objective information and analysis, technical expertise and support.
Sustainable CUNY was formed after CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein accepted Mayor Bloomberg's "30 in 10" Challenge. Sustainable CUNY is the umbrella organization charged with coordinating sustainability efforts among all 23 CUNY institutions. Its task force offers Hunter College's Sustainability Council (HCSC) advice and support in becoming "greener" and in drafting the individualized campus sustainability plan.