In order to reduce The New School's environmental footprint and carbon emissions, the university has established the following goals
To this end, the university has signed on to two major initiatives that demonstrate its dedication to fulfilling these sustainability goals:
To read more about these public comments please visit our energy page.
In August 2010, The New School and approximately 200 other schools signed on as a Charter Participant to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS®), an initiative developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Created by universities for universities, STARS helps higher education institutions assess their efforts in sustainability across multiple categories. The New School received a STARS Silver rating in August 2011.
Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility
Environmental Health and Safety
Climate Action Plan (PDF)
Office for Sustainability Annual Report, FY2011 (PDF)
Parsons Green Supply Center
The Green List
Student-designed posters (PDF)
Waste bin signage (PDF)