10 Year Plan
1. Campus Mission Statement –
Kingsborough Community College, located on a spectacular waterfront campus, is the only comprehensive community college in Brooklyn. It has earned national recognition for the large number of associate's degrees it confers, the high percentage of graduates who continue their studies, and the innovative programs that attract more than 40,000 students a year in credit, non-credit, workforce development and community service programs.
Kingsborough offers students the opportunity to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution or the ability to develop skills necessary for immediate entry into the workforce -- or both. Nursing, allied health, maritime technology, graphic arts, tourism and hospitality and the new criminal justice curriculum provide students with opportunities for long-term career advancement. Students can opt to begin preparation for eventual doctoral study by working alongside a noted faculty astrophysicist or research biologist.
Kingsborough Community College (KCC) is dedicated to meeting Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sustainability challenge to reduce greenhouse gases by 30% in 10 years by 2017. KCC is focusing its efforts on the seven pillars of this plan which include energy, water, transportation, recycling, procurement, nutrition, and education and community outreach. The college has been proactive on sustainability issues for many years. As far back as 1991 Kingsborough partnered with New York Power Authority to convert street lighting to energy saving lights.
Kingsborough has taken a leadership role in building high-quality programs and services that support the economic growth of Brooklyn and New York City. The Kingsborough Center for Economic and Workforce Development has received nearly $5 million in grants to train workers for the local market. The Center's "Project Welcome," funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, is the only community-based job-training program in the country focused on the tourism and hospitality industry. To encourage and support small-business development, enterprise courses have been created to enable budding entrepreneurs to use Kingsborough's facilities to test products for market. In addition, the college recently opened a New Americans Center to assist the community's large immigrant population.
The array and quality of offerings, the excellence of the faculty and the extensive student-support services contribute to a student-centered learning environment for the traditional student as well as the non-traditional adult learner. Kingsborough graduates will enter the workforce or continue their education well-prepared for the challenges of the future. Kingsborough is "the college that works for you!"
2. Campus Description and Scope –
Kingsborough Community College is located in Manhattan Beach, on the southern tip of Brooklyn, New York. The College building area is 1,294,021 square feet (gross) and 813,276 square feet (net). There are 20 buildings on campus with a relative age of 40 years for our temporary structures and 35 years for the main buildings with the exception of our Marine and Academic Center which was opened in 1991 and our Academic Village which opened in 2002.
The campus is located on a 70-acre peninsula (3,036,348 square feet) in the Manhattan Beach section of Brooklyn. Approximately 55% of the total acreage is landscaped and 25% of the site is paved. The footprint of the various buildings occupies about 20% of the site. The campus also contains a 10,000 square foot marina and a 2-acre (90,000 square foot) beach. The Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences, owned by the NYC Department of Education, is also located on the campus grounds.
Typically, the permanent buildings are steel framed, with metal stud and gypsum wall board interior walls, reinforced concrete floors, with face brick and concrete block exterior cavity walls. Construction which predates the NYS Energy Code is devoid of exterior wall insulation. The buildings range from 1 to 8 stories in height.
The temporary buildings are typically steel framed, with metal stud and gypsum wall board interior walls, with insulated exterior corrugated metal panel walls. These buildings range from 1 to 2 stories in height.
There are 27 parking lots throughout the campus with 1,355 parking stalls (52 of which are reserved for the handicapped). An off-site parking area near the campus offers the College an additional 1,006 parking spaces during the Fall, Winter and Spring semesters.
Founded in 1963, the College serves approximately forty thousand students per year, offering a wide range of credit and non-credit courses in the liberal arts, career education, as well as a number of specialized programs.
KCC serves a widely diverse student population and ranks among the top community colleges in the country in associate degrees awarded to minority students.
Surrounded by water on three sides (the Atlantic Ocean, Jamaica Bay, and Sheepshead Bay), Kingsborough enjoys a natural setting which adds to our unique characteristics as a CUNY Community College. Some of our unique physical characteristics include:
· A College Marina that is the home of the college’s Maritime Technology Program.
· Two gymnasiums and an indoor pool.
· The 743-seat Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center and the 298-seat Playhouse.
· A 1,600 square foot Art Gallery.
· An Aquarium.
· The Marine and Academic Center includes The Rotunda which is a 12,000 square foot conference/event facility, numerous classrooms, computer labs.
· The Robert J. Kibbee Library and Media Center, contains over 150,000 items.
· Eighteen general purpose instructional computer labs with more than 500 work stations and approximately 200 computer work stations in specialized instructional facilities.
· A computerized testing facility with more than 150 stations.
· The Leon M. Goldstein High School for Sciences and Math which is New York City Department of Education High School with a capacity to educate 800 students per semester.
The New York Times recently identified Kingsborough Community College as a “Community College
for Achievers." Kingsborough was one of only eleven Community Colleges nationwide profiled in
The New York Times
3. Council Members
4. Plan Summary –
KCC's Sustainability Plan is a high priority project for our college with many segments of our population contributing to its success. As a result, our plan is constantly evolving.
In April 2010 KCC hosted the Fifth Annual Eco-festival on campus. The festival was held over a four- day period and educated more than 1200 students, faculty and staff on environmental issues, and sustainable environments. Additionally the festival aimed to raise ecological literacy, foster civic and global citizenship as well as promote grassroots environmental action steps and stewardship.
To conserve water in 2009-10 KCC converted old plumbing fixtures in many buildings including the Leon M. Goldstein Performing Art Center, and the T buildings. Also to save water, our Buildings and Grounds Office established an immediate response program for any water leaks reported on campus.
KCC's Marine Technology Program established a "Green Boat Program" which is used to recycle cooking oil and train students. The boat is used on the weekends by volunteer high school students to clean Jamaica Bay of garbage.
The college collaborated with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to plant 200 trees on our 70 acres campus.
Our cafeteria has made significant changes by eliminating all styrofoam service ware. In addition we are scheduled to implement a bottle deposit/bottle return program for all recyclable beverage bottles sold in the cafeteria beginning with the Fall 2010 semester.
Our food service company, Panda House, is also preparing, at our request, a recipe file for all hot entrees prepared for sale in the cafeteria. This file will establish a base for the amount of salt and fats being used in recipes. In turn it will assist KCC in setting goals for healthier diets.
Between 2009 and 2017 KCC plans to double the amount of collected recyclable paper, plastic, metal and glass. By expanding our participation in a recycling program, KCC expects to save approximately 1200 trees each year, 592 cu. ft. of landfill and 518,000 gallons of water.
5. History of Sustainability on Campus –
KCC has always taken a proactive approach in regards to energy savings. As early as 1991, KCC partnered with New York Power Authority by changing the outside lighting poles from mercury vapor to high pressure sodium bulbs. This cut energy usage by 75% (400 watt bulbs were replaced with 100 watt bulbs). Light fixtures were retrofitted to T-8 florescent bulbs from T-12 bulbs. In addition, reflective shields were put in so that two lamps were needed rather than four per fixture. Incandescent bulbs were replaced with compact florescent and occupancy sensors were installed. To date the college continues to install occupancy sensors in smaller rooms and offices on campus. All electric motors on campus that are above 5 horsepower were replaced with high efficiency motors. Projects were also completed in the A & S science lab S 157, where indirect T-8 fluorescent fixtures were installed to replace 400 watt metal halide bulbs which were used as indirect lighting.
In the Physical Education Building, (G Building), all windows in the pool area were replaced with
insulated glass, and the College installed a pool blanket which is used during off hours to prevent
heat from escaping.
The College held its First Annual Eco-festival on campus and one in each of the following years.
KCC introduced free bus service for students, faculty and staff to and from local
KCC purchased its first college hybrid vehicle on state contract.
The college replaced single paned windows throughout T-2 with double insulated glass.
A new Marine Academic Center roof was installed with additional insulation.
The Green Boat was donated to campus.
The College began purchasing low volume, auto toilet flushers and installed them in high volume bathrooms.
The College purchased a flex-fuel truck.
6. Action Plan by Pillar Area –
Table of Action Plans
E1 - Reduce Computer Electricity Consumption
E2 - Apply Window Film to U112 - Faculty & Staff Dining Room
E3 - Make modifications to conserve energy in HVAC System and Lighting in T-2 and T-4 Buildings
E4 - Upgrade Window AC Units to Energy Star Rated Units
E5 - Consolidate servers/systems
E6 - Reduce energy usage
E7 - Design and Install New Central Plant for Heating and Air Conditioning
E8 - Install Photocell Lighting Controls in all corridors with windows
W1 - Renovate Restrooms in the Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center to conserve water
W2 - Develop Immediate Response Program to Reported Water Leaks and as a result update College Facilities to Enhance KCC's Water Savings
W3 - Renovate T 2-& T-4-Building Bathrooms and T-4 laboratory to conserve water
T1 - Increase free, continuous, yellow bus service during peak class hours between two key
Metropolitan Transit Authority subway stations and campus.
T2 - Increase the number of students/staff/faculty who use bicycles to travel to and within
T3 - Increase fleet use of clean & alternative fuels
T4 - Replace 60% of existing fleet with clean fuel technology vehicles
T5 - Explore the possibility of purchasing hybrid buses and/or electric shuttle buses to
replace school buses used to shuttle students to local subway stations. If feasible, proceed with purchase.
R1 - Install paper, plastic, can and battery recycling points throughout campus
R2 - Recycle vegetable oil in the Green Boat
R3 - Recycle an estimated one ton of plastics and cans
R4 - Recycle an estimated 20 tons of cardboard
R5 - Recycle an estimated 32 tons of paper
R6 - Recycle an estimated one half ton of batteries
R7- Require College Food Service to Implement the New York State Bottled Beverage Recycling Bill
P1 - 100% conversion of computer screens from CRTs to LCDs
P2 - Convert College Paper Supply to 30% recycled content paper for copy and print
P3 - Manage purchase orders by using EPS system online
P4 - Revamp printing methods to possibly use 100% recyclable paper, limiting
single sided printing and relocate some public printing stations
P5 - Enhance internal purchasing practices with environmentally preferred practices
P6 - Purchase green products
Sustainable Nutrition Goals
N1 - Enhance cafeteria services through updated equipment, facilities and inspections
N2 - Improve food service vendor's methods of purchasing and preparing foods
N3 - Reduce and/or eliminate environmentally unfriendly service ware
N4 - Research available grants for the establishment of a college garden, on-campus green market,
and additional student/staff education
N5 - Require food service to establish a recipe file for college to retain on file. Ensure recipes are
N6 - Better serve the College Community by increasing our knowledge and offerings of sustainable
food by utilizing the services of a specialist.
N7 - Improve cafeteria and campus services as related to sustainability.
Sustainability Outreach and Education Goals
SE&O 1 - Survey and educate College Community on Sustainable Nutrition
SE&O 2 - Involve NYC Department of Education students in Sustainability Efforts through
Campus Leadership Programs.
SE&O 3 - Introduce and reinforce the important message of Sustainability to all incoming
students and current students
SE&O 4 - Inform faculty and staff of on-campus available sustainability opportunities and information
SE&O 5 - Communicate with our student population by utilizing technology to follow good
SE&O 6 - Establish KBCC website on sustainability featuring Ecofest
SE&O 7 - Integrate Sustainability Theme Into Curriculum
SE&O8 - Create service learning experiences for students on the Green Boat.
6. Action Plan by Pillar Area
Short-Term Goals (enacted since June 2007 or to be completed by end of 2009)
Reduce Computer Electricity Consumption - Achieved
Jan 2009 – Dec 2009
· Objective: Minimize the amount of electricity consumed by idle computers through automated controls and best practices
· Metrics for Success: Reduced hourly computer electricity consumption
· Baseline: Estimation / Calculation of current kWh consumption
· Current Practice: No controls to reduce electricity consumption of idle computers
· Costs & Funding: Purchase and installation of technology to control idle computers remotely
· Implementing Agents: Students / Staff / Faculty and IT solutions partner
Actions to be taken
· Estimate current daily kWh consumption by campus computers (KW per unit x number of units x average hours used per day)
· Assess existing technology solutions for remote control of idle computers
· Select, purchase and install best solution
· Conduct education campaign for students / staff / faculty regarding switching off idle computers
· Compare daily energy consumption patterns after 1year to determine impact and savings
· Share results / success with CUNY community
Apply Window Film to U112 - Faculty & Staff Dining Room - Completed
· Objective: To minimize cost of cooling and heating
· Metrics for Success: Film applied to windows with highest potential to reduce energy usage.
· Costs & Funding: Operational Budget
· Implementing Agents: Department of Finance and Administration
· College created work schedule
· Applied Film
Intermediate Goals (1-5 years)
Make modifications to conserve energy in HVAC System and Lighting in T-2 and T-4 Buildings - Ongoing
A study conducted by EME Group to look at energy consumption in the T-2 and T-4 buildings. The study was funded by the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services
· Conduct Energy Audit
· Forward Energy Audit to CUNY
· Request funds from NYC
· Awaiting receipt of funds from NYC for T-4 building modifications ($56,600).
· Partial Funding for T-2 building modifications has been received
· KCC has applied for a NYSERDA Grant (RFP 1613 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) - Awaiting Response
· If awarded, NYSERDA Grant will be applied to both T-2 and T-4 buildings.
· Additional funding will be sought from National Grid
Upgrade Window AC units to Energy Star Rated Units - Ongoing
Mar 2010 – Mar 2011
· Objective: Phased project to reduce electricity consumption by replacing unusable window AC units with more energy efficient models
· Research marketplace for Energy Star rated window AC units (models / pricing / specifications) and select best model(s)
· Determine total costs for units
· Determine total cost of installation
· Schedule phased replacement of units in line with timeline
· Replace physical servers with virtual servers. KCC currently has 30 virtual servers and will increase this number to 40.
· Switch physical servers that cannot be virtualized to blade server technology. KCC currently has 20 servers. We intend to increase this number to 32.
· Replace the existing high consumption switches on Extreme Green rated switches in IDF closets. We intend to replace 26 IDF switches
· Will use LCD monitors instead of CRT monitors
· Upgrade data center cooling system
· Switch to more efficient computing technology
· Practice aggressive asset management
· Implement desk virtualization using thin clients
· Procure Power management software to shutdown computers, etc.
· Use power management features for computers (sleep/standby)
· Purchase Energy Star or EPEAT rated equipment (PCs/printers/copiers/AC units)
· Complete conversion of all classrooms to smart classrooms
· Replace and return old copiers with more energy efficient copiers
· Actively monitor the lifecycle of IT assets
Long-Term Goals (5-10 years)
Reduce energy usage - Ongoing
June 2007- December 2017
· Objective - Obtain a comprehensive picture of KCC Campus energy use and create opportunities for improved efficiency and savings
· Implementing agents - New York Power Authority, National Grid,
· Join Peak Load Program - Renewable Annually - Now participating 12 months per year. ( previously a Summer Program).
· Change lighting in labs in sections of Arts & Sciences building - Completed
· Install occupancy sensors campus-wide - Ongoing
· Install solar panel on Marine and Academic Center (M Building) Roof - Completed
· Replace roof and skylights on T8 Building - Completed
· Replace Library Roof to meet current building codes - Ongoing (Projected Completion Date October 2010)
Design and Install New Central Plant for Heating and Air Conditioning - IN PROGRESS
January 2010 - December 2013
· Objective - Replace obsolete heating plant with new energy efficient equipment
· Costs & Funding - $8,264,046
· Implementing Agents - New York State Dormitory Authority and Genesys Engineering (consultants)
· 2009 - Conduct Feasibility Study.
· Recommended Solution - Medium Temperature Hot Water Boiler
Best Solution for KCC Heating Demands
· 2010 - Design Phase Begins
· October 2010 - Review of Design Plans by Kingsborough Community College
CUNY and NYS Dormitory Authority
· Prepare Biddable Documents
· Establish Formal Bid
· Award Contract
· Commission Equipment
· Installation and Completion.
Install Photocell Lighting Controls in all Corridors with windows
January 2012 – December 2017
· Objective: reduce electricity use in window lighted corridors
· Current Practice: Normal college lighting system which is time set.
· Costs & Funding: Photocells will be purchased with Operation Budget Funds
· Implementing Agents: Office of Buildings and Grounds
· Identify corridors with windows
· Purchase photocells
· Install photocells
Short-Term Goals (enacted since June 2007 or to be completed by end of 2009)
· Renovate restrooms in the Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center to conserve water - Completed
2009 - 2010
· Install new low flow self-flush flush-o-meters in ladies and men's rooms in Performing Arts Center restrooms
· Installation of occupancy sensors
· Installation of touch-less, low flow faucets in restrooms.
Long-Term Goals (5-10 years)
Develop Immediate Response Program to Reported Water Leaks and as a result update College Facilities to Enhance KCC's Water Savings - IN PROGRESS
Objective Prevent water and unnecessary water consumption by fixing existing leaks and establishing a program to maintain plumbing fixtures throughout campus.
Metrics for Success - Reduce water consumption and lower utility bills by immediately responding to calls rather than processing through normal work orders
2007 - 2017
· Complaint received by Buildings & Grounds Office
· Call is dispatched to Plumbers
· Work is immediately assigned
· Plumber creates and completes work ticket once job is finished.
· Renovate T 2-& T-4-Building Bathrooms and T-4 laboratory to conserve water
2010 - 2011
· Install new low flow self-flush flush-o-meters in ladies and men's rooms in T-2 and T-4 Buildings.
· Install touch-less, low flow faucets
· Installation of occupancy sensors
· Installation of touch-less low flow faucets in T-4 Allied Health Laboratory..
Increase free continuous yellow bus service during peak class hours between three key Metropolitan Transit Authority subway stations and campus --- ACHIEVED
· Objective: Add two additional yellow school buses to provide easy, faster access for students/faculty and staff using the MTA Subway system to travel to campus.
· Establish free yellow bus routes to and fro campus from the Brighton Beach Subway Station, Sheepshead Bay Subway Station and Coney Island Subway Station.
· Buses will drop riders off on campus at the Shimoda Traffic Circle
· Riders must show identification to be permitted on bus.
· Display information messages on college reader boards informing student of shuttle service.
Intermediate Goals (1-5 years) (2010 -2012)
Increase the number of students/staff/faculty who use bicycles to travel to and within the KCC campus
Mar 2009 – Mar 2011
· Objective: Encourage the use of bicycles as a means of getting to campus and to various building locations by installing bike racks and like equipment to accommodate cyclists.
· Metrics for success Increase the number of people using bikes as a means of transportation traveling to and fro campus as well as on campus
· Baseline: Existing number of bike racks on campus is 27 which accommodate 87 bikes
· Implementing Agents: NYC Department of Transportation; New York Police Department, and KCC
· Promote bicycle usage as an option to new students faculty/staff members via open houses/seminars/web site.
· Distribution of literature regarding traveling via clean air options.
· Add 5 bike racks on campus which will increase the total number of bike slots to 107
· In accordance with NYC DOT, design on-campus bike lanes that will enable bicyclists to travel safely throughout campus.
· Work with NYPD to offer bicyclist the opportunity to have bikes etched with a security code for additional protection of their bikes.
· Public Safety Officer will perform exterior patrols by augmenting the current vehicle patrol with bicycle patrols.
Long-Term Goals (5-10 years) (2012-2017)
Increase fleet use of clean and alternative fuels - ONGOING
2009 - 2017
· Objective: Reduce the campus’ mobile source GHG emissions by increasing the amount of clean & alternative fuels used by campus fleet
· Implementing Agents: Fleet Manager / Task Force Fleet Committee
· Assess current fuel usages and determine how much alternative fuel will be needed to meet target
· Determine which vehicles are best suited to adopt alternative fuels
· Determine availability of alternative fuels
· Determine if engine retrofits are required to adopt the use of certain alternative fuels
Replace 60% of existing fleet with clean fuel technology vehicles
· Objective: Reduce the campus’ mobile source GHG emissions by replacing 60% of the current vehicle fleet with clean fuel technology vehicles by 2017
· Costs & Funding: Conduct cost-benefit analysis and secure funding
· Survey existing fleet and determine timeline for phased replacement of identified vehicles
· Survey and monitor marketplace for alternative technology vehicles, including biofuel vehicles, hybrid fuel-electric vehicles and plug-in electric vehicles
· Consult Task Force Fleet Committee as needed
· Determine purchase and maintenance costs of selected vehicles
· Conduct cost-benefit analysis for each replacement and secure funding
· Address logistics of fuel supply and vehicle recharge
· Monitor changes in fuel consumption levels
· Monitor maintenance costs of new vehicles
· Purchase segways for interior and exterior patrol to reduce the need for automobiles to conduct exterior patrols.
· Increase Public Safety's Bike Patrol Program to reduce the need for automobiles to conduct exterior patrols.
· Continue to properly maintain current fleet operation to enable our vehicles to run efficiently.
Explore the possibility of purchasing hybrid buses and/or electric shuttle buses to replace existing school buses used to shuttle students to local subway stations, and if feasible, proceed with purchase.
2010 - 2017
· Objective: To promote clearer air, and improve the safety of passengers
· Research the marketplace for hybrid buses
· Establish specifications needed for vehicles
· Determine feasibility of owned vs. leased vehicles
· Research the possibility of piggybacking purchase off a large purchase by another city agency.
· Explore the possibility of purchasing vehicles through requirement contracts
· Secure funds
· Initiate paperwork to establish a bid
· Award bid within same fiscal year
Install paper, plastic, can and battery recycling points throughout campus - ACHIEVED
Jun 2008 – Dec 2009
· Objective: Reduce solid landfill & incinerator waste generated by campus by introducing recycling collection bins for a range of recyclable materials
· Metrics for Success: Installation and use of recycling bins
· Current Practice: Paper is recycled in offices
· Costs & Funding: Purchase of recycling bins / cost of collection & removal
· Purchase recycling bins for bottles, cans, plastics and install them in various public areas on campus including main cafeteria and satellite cafeteria locations.
Recycle vegetable oil in the Green Boat- Ongoing
· Objectives - Save money by not having to purchase fuel for training vessel
· Metrics for success - Calculate dollars saved by not having to purchase fuel to run the Boat.
· Costs & funding - $4,000.00 for vessel conversion, Perkins Grant $19,000.00 to pay Captains to operate vessel with volunteer students on weekends. NOAA Grant
· Arrange with college food service to receive used cooking oil to fuel Green Boat
Recycle an estimated one ton of plastics and cans - ONGOING
January 2009 – December 2012
· Objective: Reduce solid landfill & incinerator waste generated by campus by one ton.
· Metrics for Success Quarterly Reports from Royal Recycling Solutions
· Implementing Agents: Office of Buildings and Grounds, Environmental Health & Safety Officer, Panda House (on-campus food service) and Royal Recycling Solutions
· Share target with campus community and engage students, staff and faculty to participate in the initiative
· Monitor quarterly Royal Recycling Solution Reports and share results / success with CUNY community
Recycle estimated 20 tons of cardboard - ONGOING
January 2009 – December 2012
· Objective: Save approximately 500 trees.
· Implementing Agents: Royal Recycling Solutions
Recycle estimated 32 tons of paper - ONGOING
January 2009 – December 2012
· Objective: Save approximately 800 trees.
Recycle estimated one half ton of batteries- ONGOING
Require college food service to implement New York State's Bottled Beverage Recycling Bill
· Implementing Agents: Panda House; KCC student clubs
· Food Service currently collects five cent deposit from customers for each beverage container purchased. However, it does not currently accept returns or provide refunds.
· To increase recycling determine best method for the collection of returned bottles.
· Consider the usage of bottle return vending machines and, if acceptable, install machines
· Offer student clubs the opportunity to collect return deposit bottles on campus (only) to utilize refund money collected for student club activities
100% conversion of computer screens from CRTs to LCDs;
June 2007 to September 2010
· Replace LCDs with efficient Plasma Screens
Convert College Paper Supply to 30% recycled content paper for copy and print. ACHIEVED
2007 to 2009
· Purchase 30% recyclable paper.
Manage purchase orders by using EPS system online ONGOING
· College community utilizes e-procurement to manage purchase orders online and reduce the use of paper.
Revamp printing methods to include possibly using 100% recyclable paper, limiting single sided printing and relocate some public printing stations
· Investigate the possibility of using 100% recyclable paper. This goal may be inhibited by our physical location near an ocean with high humidity
· Replace single printing machines with power efficient multi function printers
· Use recyclable HP toners and recycled papers
· Centralize printing in the library to decrease the amount of equipment usage
· Mandate double-sided printing
· Encourage the use of multi function machines instead of separate printers and FAX machines.
Enhance internal purchasing practices with environmentally preferred practices
· Devise a pilot program to test green products
· Set over-arching green procurement targets
· Purchase items which have a take-back program to promote environmentally responsible disposal at end of life.
· Adopt policy of purchasing items certified by organizations such as EPEAT, Energy Star, etc.
· Devise green purchasing policy for most frequently bought items
· Only buy "Energy Star" computers, monitors and printers
· Include environmental standards in IT procurement policies
Long Term Goal
Purchase green products - ONGOING
· Use green sealed products for cleaning
6.6 Sustainable Nutrition
Goal - N1
Enhance cafeteria services through updated equipment, facilities and inspections ACHIEVED
2007 - 2010
· Purchase an energy efficient pizza oven and pot washer for campus main cafeteria kitchen
· Increase frequency of inspections to improve cleanliness
· Create a satellite food service station in the T-8 Building
· Introduce a water filtration system to campus to eliminate plastic bottles on campus and offer students free, cold, filtered water.
Improve food service vendor's methods of purchasing and preparing foods
2007-2012 - Ongoing
· Eliminate saturated and trans fats from food preparation and vending machine offerings
· Reduce the amount of sodium and sugar used in cafeteria prepared foods
· Introduce locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables on campus
· Include real fruit juice as a selection in all cold beverage vending machines.
· Diversify and increase the kosher and hallal food offerings in the cafeteria's "Grab N Go" refrigerated showcase.
· Add prepackaged salads to "Grab N Go" showcase.
· Add two rows of healthy snack choices to each vending machine
· Add specialty breads including whole grain breads to cafeteria's sandwich station
· To eliminate waste and better serve our student population, our food service vendor will offer remaining cafeteria hot food trays to students for free between the hours of 7 and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday during each 12-week semester.
Reduce and/or eliminate environmentally unfriendly service ware. ONGOING
2007 - 2012
· Eliminate all styrofoam products from cafeteria - ACHIEVED
· Explore the possibility of replacing plastic service ware with new cardboard service items which are recyclable.
Goal - N4
Research available grants for the establishment of a college garden, on-campus green market and additional student staff/education
2010 - 2012
· Research available grant options
· Propose grant opportunities to College Food Service
· Determine appropriate paths for KCC
· Create desired plan, if grant is awarded, including needed resources
· Write and apply for grant.
Goal - N5
Require Food Service to establish a recipe file for college to retain on file. Ensure recipes are healthy.
· Develop format for food service to submit information
· Request recipe files for each station in main cafeteria
· Set deadline
· Communicate with food service
· Upon receipt of information, present file to college food service committee to identify culinary expert who is most qualified to review recipes and determine if food service is meeting low salt and sugar diets and if some recipes qualify as Heart Healthy Cuisine.
Better serve the College Community by increasing our knowledge and offerings of sustainable food by utilizing the services of a specialist
· Use specialists in the preparation and purchase of sustainably nutritional foods
· Increase the number of healthy choice/organic snacks in cafeteria and vending machines that are reasonably priced.
· Increase the number of vegetarian selections in the cafeteria.
· Change the existing salad bar from a self-service salad bar to a hosted salad bar
· Explore the possibility of having a yogurt bar open during warm weather months in the afternoon hours of operation.
· Increase the variety of kosher and hallal foods.
· Increase the number of steamed, poached and roasted dishes sold in the cafeteria.
· Student Group to research the interest of the college community in having an on-campus green market. Surveys will be distributed during Fall semester 2010.
· Talk with Community Board No. 15 to determine community interest in campus green market.
Improve cafeteria and campus services as related to Sustainability
· Research the methods used, cost commitment and work involved to compost on campus.
· Reduce salt usage
· Sell more "real" juice in cafeteria
· Research "Grab N' Go" Refrigerated items that contain less preservatives.
· Reduce the use of plastic bags in the cafeteria
· Dedicate a portion of our campus (approximately 1/2 acre) to organic farming with student volunteers, educated and directed by college and/or off-site experts (foods/herbs to be used in the cafeteria and by our student catering groups)
6.7 Sustainable Education and Outreach
Goal SE&O 1
Survey and educate College Community on sustainable nutrition - Achieved
November 2008 - January 2009
· Conduct five focus groups on campus to survey the College Community's satisfaction with food service vendor
· Focus groups were organized by segments of our campus population and included: students; faculty; instructional staff; clerical staff and blue collar and public safety personnel.
· Feedback was recorded and vendor goals were established from feedback.
· Tourism and Hospitality Department conducted workshops during Ecofest 2009 on Sustainable Nutrition.
Goal SE&O 2
Involve NYC Department of Education students in sustainability efforts through Campus Leadership Programs.
· Encourage participation through the creation of various KBCC internet website sustainability pages including Facebook, Twitter, My Space, etc.
· Expand participation by College Now, Leon M. Goldstein High School and the Kingsborough Early College Secondary School students.
· Coordinate students with staff to team up on sustainability projects
· Create student and staff teams to participate in collecting cartridges and recyclable electronics
Goal SE&O 3
Introduce and reinforce the important message of Sustainability to all incoming students and current students
· Distribute recyclable mugs and water bottles at many student events organized under the umbrella of Welcome Back Week.
· Highlight employers, who promote sustainability, at our EcoFest Training Fair Recruitment Sessions
· Reduce the number of cigarette butts on campus by hosting an event entitled, "Kick Butt Day." Information tables will be hosted in the college breezeway to increase awareness of the dangers of second hand smoke and reinforce the college's "No Smoking within 25 feet of an entrance" rule.
· Introduce a sustainability awareness/educational component as part of the college's New Student Orientation Program which is attended by all incoming students.
· Increase the number of students participating in the Student World Assembly Campus Cleanup Day.
· Inform students of the location of each water filtration system dispenser located on campus and encourage students to carry personal reusable drinking cups to properly utilize dispensers. Motivate students to communicate their thoughts through blogging about certain sustainable measures taken, such as, smoking ban.
Goal SE&O 4
Inform faculty and staff of on campus available sustainability opportunities and information
· As part of the KBCCs Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Program, Human Resources will create a segment to educate faculty and staff on how to establish and maintain an eco-friendly work environment.
· In addition, Human Resource will create a new program segment on Sustainability for their New Employee Orientation Program which is held each autumn.
· Human Resources will research the cost and work involved in creating a new sustainability brochure. This brochure will be directed toward faculty and staff and will list several ways of reducing office waste.
Goal SE&O 5
Communicate with our student population by utilizing technology to follow good sustainability practices
· Reduce the usage of the U.S. Mail System for student communications by 75% and replace that method with current technology such as e-mail, texting, blackboard and the use of internet community site, i.e. Facebook, MySpace, etc.
· Reduce the use of printed books by 10% and replace printed materials with e-Books. E-Books are less expensive and will reduce the need for physical storage space.
Goal SE&O 6
Establish KBCC website on sustainability featuring Ecofest- Ongoing
January 2006 to December 2017
· A comprehensive new Eco-Festival website was designed to publicize the Annual Eco-Festival events and activities and has served as an ongoing resource center for students, faculty, staff and the external community. It is prominently posted on the KCC cover homepage (http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/eco-festival).
· The website will be converted into a Sustainable Kingsborough website.
Goal SE&O 7
Integrate Sustainability Theme into Curriculum -
June 2007 - December 2017
· Our annual Eco-Festival largely satisfies this goal by involving students, faculty, staff and the external community in four days of educational programming centered on the environment. The Responsibility 2 Care (R2C) Program is another project unique to KCC that seeks to promote environmental awareness and stewardship and provide a platform for student involvement and engagement in keeping Kingsborough Community College clean and sustainable.
· Serve as the primary point of student community for sustainability efforts on campus.
· Work with Buildings and Grounds Staff to establish best practices, policies, and/or standards for sustainable projects and operation on campus, where appropriate.
· Identify and prioritize resource conservation opportunities in offices, labs and buildings.
· Inspire the KCC Community to reduce environmental and health impacts and assist KCC in becoming a leader amongst the CUNY campus sustainability efforts.
· Act as representatives of the environmental movement at KCC during campus events, such as, but not limited to, Eco-Festival, Commencement, Homecoming, KCC for a Day, CampusFest, New Student Orientations, student government activities, etc.
Create service learning experiences for students on the Green Boat.
· Objectives - Clean campus beach and local waterways surrounding campus by conducting boat based clean-ups of floatable marine debris
· Metrics for success - Develop boat handling skills for KCC students; Calculate the total number of cubic yards of trash disposed of by the end of the program.
· Students will utilize boat to clean debris from local waterways.