The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College
The Sustainability Institute is a function of Molloy College the Office of Advancement. Its mission is to promote transformative education both on and off campus consistent with the values of advancing the common good, environmental protection, ethical business practices, and civic responsibility, especially in the areas of implementing clean energy, reducing environmental toxins that impact public health, sustainable land use planning that preserves open space, and sustainable use of resources.
The Sustainability Institute provides a convening function at Molloy College that reaches out to Long Island's civic and environmental leaders, business executives, and government officials, bringing representatives of various interests together, in order to identify mutual interest in support of an agenda of a sustainable economy and society.
Through classroom presentations and experiential learning, the Sustainability Institute helps students gain and understanding of how social change is accomplished, while developing their leadership skills to better serve both their future professions and the larger community. The Sustainability Institute acts as a clearing house to guide students who are interested in becoming involved in environmental issues towards student or off-campus organizations, faculty initiated programs and classes.
At the December 2018 meeting of the Long Island Clean Energy Leadership Task Force, the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College released a policy analysis white paper calling for a bold, new policy mandating solar on new buildings. The paper was the product of collaboration amongst Task Force participants, and authored by Sustainability Institute executive director, Neal Lewis, and research director, Andrew Manitt. The paper is titled, Should Renewable Energy Systems Be Mandated in Local Building Codes for New Commercial Building Construction? White Paper (PDF)
Renewable Energy on Long Island
September 6, 2017 - WLIW21
Sustainability Institute communications director, Demosthenes Maratos featured in groundbreaking environmental documentary now in wide release. Read more...
Brookhaven becomes the first township in the nation to require digital carbon monoxide detectors in homes as a result of campaign spearheaded by the Sustainability Institute. Read more...
• Why Green Living?
• Recycling on campus
• Conserving water
• Conserving energy
• What makes the new buildings "green"?
• Green cleaners on campus
• Dining Goes Green
• Organic Land Care
• Tips for Living Green on Campus
• The Sustainability Institute
• Environmental Studies Major/Minor
• The Sustainability Policy and Practices Minor
• Earth Week
• Get Involved with the Student Earth Club