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Environmental Health and Safety
University Center Sustainability
Advisory Committee on Investor Relations
Parsons Green Supply Center
The New School is committed to sustainability in all aspects of building operations, especially reduction of water and energy consumption and increased efforts in recycling and composting solid waste. The
Buildings department is actualizing the university’s ongoing promise to reduce its carbon footprint.
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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.