Reporting System

Implementation Profile for New York University

Submitted on June 24, 2008; last updated on April 4, 2016

Institution Information

Commitment Type Climate
Basic Carnegie Classification Doctorate Granting
Control Private not-for-profit
Location New York, NY
Community Setting Large city
USDOE Climate Zone 4
Current President or Chancellor's Name Andrew Hamilton
Current President or Chancellor's Title President
Main Website
Sustainability Website
Additional Urls No information provided

Implementation Structure

Institutional Format Task Force
Number of Individuals in Structure 2-5
Stakeholder Groups Represented Community Leaders, Faculty, Students, Please see for full Task Force ros, Executive, Staff, Alumni
Description The Task Force was established in October 2006, when Executive Vice President Michael Alfano announced the launch of a university-wide initiative that also included the creation of the Sustainability Fund and the largest purchase of wind energy by a US university.

In June 2007, the Task Force released its Annual Report, which included a comprehensive review of sustainability practices and achievements to date, as well as a set of 30 specific, practical recommendations for greening the campus. These recommendations encompass a wide range of operational areas and sustainability issues, and were submitted to the university leadership. Executive Vice President Michael Alfano recently announced the launch of five new initiatives which address many of the goals laid out in these recommendations.

In order to pursue as effective and transparent a process as possible, the Task Force evaluates the university's progress in implementing last year's recommendations on an ongoing basis.

The Task Force provides guidance and resources for implementing a variety of university projects (joining the PlaNYC Climate Challenge, organizing student outreach events, etc.).
Committees and Groups with whom Institution coordinates No information provided
Implementation Liaison's Name Dianne Anderson
Implementation Liaison's Title Interim Director, Office of Sustainability
Implementation Liaison's Department Operations