A Green SUNY for a Greener New York
The effects of climate change are undeniable and they are being felt across New York state and the nation.
With more than 2 million students and staff at its campuses, as well as oversight of 40% of all state buildings, SUNY is the logical choice to be a leader of environmental policies and actions in New York.
To meet the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, SUNY needs to step up and be a part of the solution.
UUP is supporting two bills that, if approved, would go far in helping to create the positive change necessary to meet the CLPCA's ambitious goals. We are asking legislators to sign on to these bills and advocate for their passage.
These bills would:
- Allow for the donation of personal property of the state to certain not-for-profit organizations.
- Require SUNY and CUNY campuses to hire energy management, materials management, and sustainability education and engagement employees.
We need our elected state officials to get behind these bills and pass them. Once in place, they will ensure that SUNY takes the necessary steps to reduce emissions and harm to the environment.