Daylight Hour 2023
CSI Sustainability received a Daylight award for the 4th time! This year we received the Spirit Award for going above and beyond in celebrating energy efficiency. The West fountain's water was dyed yellow to celebrate the event. 12 tables were set up to mimic the Daylight Hour logo with yellow and orange tablecloths. Four different activities took place inside the fountain area for the whole hour: Daylight Hour art, games, learning about Daylight Hour with Danny the Dolphin and Sun Salutation Flow yoga with Professor Donna Sciemica.
The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2023
College of Staten Island, CUNY has been added to The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2023 Edition and scored an 85 out of 99, referencing CSI’s commitment to sustainability through a dedicated officer and committee, a telecommute program for employees, bicycle traffic accessibility, and many other factors.
Campus Race to Zero Waste 2022
In 2022, the Campus has again joined the "Campus Race to Zero Waste Competition" (formerly, Recyclemania), and 8-week national waste diversion and recycling competition against colleges and universities to promote waste reduction activities in campus communities. Students, faculty and staff at College of Staten Island diverted and tracked waste during the 8 weeks competition.
Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2022
The College of Staten Island, CUNY has been added to the 2022 Princeton Review’s list of Green Colleges. CSI is featured in the Guide to Green Colleges: 2022 Edition.
The College of Staten Island received a Green Rating of 82 for 2022.
The Princeton Review selected the 422 schools in the guide based on a survey administered to 835 colleges in 2020-21. The editors analyzed more than 25 survey data points to select the schools based on their institutional commitment to the environment and sustainability.
Daylight Hour 2022
CSI Sustainability received the WFH: Working From Home award for the participation of the Daylight Hour social media campaign in 2022.
Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges 2021
The College of Staten Island, CUNY has been added to the 2021 Princeton Review’s list of Green Colleges. CSI is featured in the Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition.
The College of Staten Island received a Green Rating of 84 for 2021.
The Princeton Review selected the 416 schools in the guide based on a survey administered to 695 colleges in 2019-20. The editors analyzed more than 25 survey data points to select the schools based on their institutional commitment to the environment and sustainability.
COVID-19 Resource Dashboard 2020
The Office of Sustainable Community Planning has developed a COVID-19 resource dashboard which provides critical data for New York City and Staten Island, including the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.
Daylight Hour 2019
The College of Staten Island, CSI Sustainability received the Paper Engineering Pro award for participating in the Daylight Hour social media campaign in 2019. AHRC New York City Melissa Riggio Higher Education Programs' students folded a giant origami.
Don’t Trash My Future Bottle Drive
The SSO has launched a Bottle Drive Pilot in 1R with the Athletic Department. The collaboration has collected and sorted over 5,000 bottles. The Melissa Riggio, program has been a major contributor with sorting the bottles and holding weekly tabling events in 1C to educate the student population about the importance of recycling.
Daylight Hour Hype Master Award 2018
Hype Master Award goes to College of Staten Island Sustainability Initiative for spreading the word!
CUNY Sustainability Competition 2017
We are pleased to announce that the College of Staten Island has won the 2017 CUNY Sustainability Competition! Each year CUNY offers the Sustainability Competition and encourages students to submit solutions on how to make their campus more sustainable and eco-friendly. This year, CSI's winning proposal, submitted by CSI students and faculty, focused on waste reduction and composting. The awarded grant funds will be utilized to bring education and awareness about composting through social media campaigns and dedicated workshops.
CSI’s Demand Response Award
NYC’s Demand Response
NYC’s Demand Response (DR) program was created to reduce power, save energy and reduce strain on the power grid during peak electricity demand or emergency. CUNY Colleges participated in several DR days during the summer when the grid reached near capacity. Last Summer, CUNY was one of the top performers amongst all NYC participating entities. For more information please visit:
Congratulations to our Chief Engineer, Bob Engler, for winning the CUNY Demand Response Award for the most effective implementation of the NYC Demand Response Initiative; significantly reducing energy usage at CSI. This is the second consecutive year that CSI has been recognized as the CUNY campus for the most effective implementation of the NYC Demand Response Initiative
Trash Talk Campaign
The College of Staten Island has partnered with the Office of the Borough President for a “phase 2″ launch of Clean Up Staten Island and has created these anti-litter posters that were hung all over campus.
In 2011 CSI finished sixth nationally out of the 288 colleges that participated. The college was able to achieve a first place standing for several weeks during the ten-week period contest. See the link below for CSI Today article, to find out more information.
- 2011 – 6 out of 288
- 2012 – 11 out of 275
- 2013 21 out of 273
- 2014 – 8 out of 256
2015, 2016, and 2017 did not participate in the full competition