Sustainability | John Jay College of Criminal Justice


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Jaywalk event
John Jay rooftop garden facing Haaren Hall
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Sustainability Council Mission Statement

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.