The CUNY population, including alumni, the current student body, and staff comprises over 16% of the total population of New York City. Accordingly, any efforts being made by CUNY towards increased sustainability are likely to have a far-reaching effect on NYC as a whole. Considering that the United Nations is located in NYC and that it is a representative body for the world, its constituency could be made aware of the innovations currently happening here in the field of environmental sustainability.
The Sustainable CUNY project will also be presented at the U.N, the goal of which is to demonstrate how major cities can implement energy conservation and can retrofit to renewable energy. The presentation will explore how CUNY can serve as an example not only to NYC, but also on a global scale.