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Environmental Science and Environmentalism

CSI's Sustainability Mission and Efforts

Visit the CSI Sustainability page to learn about CSI's commitment to protect the environment and develop sustainable patterns of development on its 204 acre campus. Through various initiatives, the College is committed to creating a “greener” campus that is mindful of how conservation can improve its future. CSI is currently focusing on sustainability in these areas and planning to expand on these areas in the future: Water, Energy, Transportation, Recycling, Compost, and Trash.


CSI Sustainability Clubs 

  • The Sustainable Student Organization is the group that encourages a stronger student presence in the sustainability movement at CSI. It is the voice of the student body regarding ideation and implementation of various sustainability initiatives that will push our college to become more environmentally conscious.
  • The Garden Club increases the sustainability of the campus by maintaining a community garden that provides the campus center auxiliary service with fruits and vegetables, thereby contributing to a reduction in CSI's carbon footprint.


CSI Sustainability Events

Take a virtual campus tour of sustainability projects and events.


2020 Events

  • Bag Drive (DSNY collaboration)
  • Clothing Collection (Wearable Collections collaboration)
  • Tree Planting (NYC Department of Parks collaboration) -- 60 blue spruce, 10 flowering dogwood, and 22 poplars planted
  • Virtual Webinars with Snug Harbor Cultural Center
  • Virtual Arbor Day
  • Virtual Community Clean Up


Past Events and Activities


Sustainability and the Curriculum

Visit the Sustainability Across the Curriculum page for a list of courses with a sustainability component.  These courses help students better understand the social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainability challenges and solutions while making connections between the main topic of the course and how it relates to sustainability.


Other Campus Sustainability Topics