Sustainability Council

Sustainability Council


As a member of Sustainable CUNY, John Jay College is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and preparing students for the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.  Through our Sustainability Council, academic programs and administration, we cultivate a culture of stewardship in which the entire community is aware of, engaged in, and committed to advancing environmental awareness, justice, and sustainable practices. 

The Sustainability Council develops strategies and actionable steps to incorporate sustainability into the following areas:  energy, water, transportation, procurement, recycling, sustainable nutrition and formal education. These efforts are complemented by extracurricular programs and events, student environmental clubs, as well as experiential problem-solving opportunities, hands-on internships and independent projects under the guidance of faculty, staff and the Sustainability Council. 

Membership:  (annual reappointment)

Lindsey Kayman, Chair, Environmental Health and Safety/Public Safety
Jeffrey Brown, Theater and Event Services
Marc Harary, Space Planning
Joan Hoffman, Economics Faculty
Gerald Markowitz, History Faculty
Kathleen Collins, Library Faculty
Robert Garot, Sociology Faculty
Karen Okamoto, Library Faculty
Rama Sudhakar, Marketing and Development.
Sandra Swenson, Science Faculty
Declan Walsh, Community Outreach & Service Learning
Steve Waxman, Facilities Management

Student Members

        Shannon Jensen (Spring 2017)
        Julian Useche (Spring 2017)
         Christopher Rios (Spring 2017 Work Study Student)

Previous Student Members

Melanie Dominguez (Fall 2016)
Jillian Horrocks (Fall 2016)
Diana Kochkaareva (spring 2016)
Kristin Craig (spring 2016)
Amanda Lopez (fall 2015)