SUSTAINABILITY

LIU Post Sustainability Committee 


Established in 2010, the LIU Post Sustainability Committee is comprised of administrators, faculty, and students, who meet with one goal in mind: to make LIU Post a more sustainable place.

For information on future meetings and to receive Committee emails, please contact Dr. Scott Carlin at Scott.Carlin@liu.edu.

You can also find Committee updates at http://liucommpost.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/LIUPostGreen

The committee has introduced many initiatives:

  • Sustainable film series,
  • April sustainability luncheons and dinners,
  • Green Office program to promote recycling.
  • LIU Ridesharing program, available at http://my.liu.edu.
  • Green and Gold Graduation Pledge
  • AASHE STARS campus assessment and Sierra Club’s Cool Schools program.
  • We have a variety of collaborative projects with Aramark to promote sustainable foods.

We welcome and value input from everybody on campus. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, professor, administrator, or staff member. Our meetings are open to everyone. The committee strongly encourages and mentors student leadership; student leaders initiated several of the committee’s past accomplishments. 

In the spring of 2012, the committee published a Vision document, detailing past accomplishments, current initiatives, and future goals for sustainability at LIU Post. The document reviews sustainable practices relating to Facilities Services, Dining Services, Curriculum, and Campus Recycling. The Vision document is available here.

LIU has been a member of AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) since 2011.   AASHE’s mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation.

Our AASHE membership covers every individual at LIU Post. Sign up with your LIU or MyLIU email address HERE.   As a member, you will gain access to an extensive collection of best practices, reports, how-to guides, and campus profiles.

The Green and Gold Graduation Pledge:

LIU Post graduates have been making commitments to civic responsibility for several years. At commencement each May, students can volunteer to take the “Green and Gold Pledge” in which they vow to improve the social and environmental issues in their homes, jobs and communities. By making this promise, Long Island University’s newest graduates join students from other regional higher learning institutions; including Columbia University, Hunter College, Fordham University and Manhattan College, as well as more than 130 universities nationwide through the Graduation Pledge Alliance - http://www.graduationpledge.org.

On commencement day, students wear green and gold ribbons that signify their dedication.  The Pledge reads: “As a graduate of Long Island University, I pledge to be attentive to the social and environmental consequences of my actions and to improve these aspects in my home, work and community.”