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“Think, Link & Learn”

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sustainable CCNY Goes CCNY Green

CCNY’s campus-wide sustainability initiative is now known as CCNY Green. The new name was announced by President Williams at an April 17 Earth Day Festival held on campus. CCNY Green’s logo, featuring the letter “Y” in the form of a tree, was applied to T-shirts and other items given away at the event, as well as to task force’s website, http://www1.ccny.cuny.edu/facultystaff/ccnygreen/.

President Williams also presented an iPod Nano to Dominik Wisniewski, the student whose design was selected as the winning identity in a competition organized by the Media and Communications Arts Department.

More than 300 students attended the event, which was intended to increase awareness for recycling and other ways to reduce people's impact on the environment. CCNY Green is a commitment by CCNY’s faculty, students and administration to rethink the way we teach, learn, research, operate and live on campus. It is led by a multidisciplinary task force that coordinates multiple efforts to promote sustainable practices through learning across the various academic divisions, business and operations practices, and planning. The task force also ensures compliance with the College’s obligations under the President’s Climate Commitment and the CUNY Sustainability Project/PlaNYC.

(Source: CCNY Website)

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