Molloy's Sustainability Institute News and Events

March 29, 2012
We are pleased to announce and invite all to the next screening in the Sustainable Film Series on Thursday March 29, 2012, at the Sustainability Institute at Molloy, 7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY 11735. This time out, we are screening the film BAG IT ( and partnering with Operation SPLASH. ( All are invited with an RSVP on the Facebook event page.

Bag It follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of our dependence on plastic bags. Although his quest starts out small, Jeb soon learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health.

The average American uses about 500 plastic bags each year, for about twelve minutes each. This single-use mentality has led to the formation of a floating island of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean more than twice the size of Texas.

The film explores these issues and identifies how our daily reliance on plastic threatens not only waterways and marine life, but human health, too. Two of the most common plastic additives are endocrine disruptors, which have been shown to link to cancer, diabetes, autism, attention deficit disorder, obesity and infertility.

November 10, 2011
The Sustainable Film Series screening of GASLAND

The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College is proud to announce and invite you to a Sustainable Film Series screening on Thursday November 10, 2011. Free admission, vegan food and popcorn at 6:00. Film starts at 7:00. This time out we will be screening the film GASLAND.

Part verité road trip, part exposé, part mystery and part showdown. GASLAND follows director Josh Fox on a 24-state investigation of the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing. What he uncovers is mind-boggling: tap water so contaminated it can be set on fire right out of the tap; chronically ill residents with similar symptoms in drilling areas across the country; and huge pools of toxic waste that kill livestock and vegetation.

The Sustainable Film Series is a free documentary series presented by the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College that screens films with a focus on environmental protection and sustainability, and features a different organizational partner for each presentation. This screening's partnering organization is Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition.


Directions to Molloy College Suffolk Center

Seating is limited. PLEASE BE SURE TO RSVP on our Facebook page. If you come straight from work in a suit, we promise not to make fun of you. All are invited. Feel free to bring a friend or two, but please RSVP.

October 1, 2011
Don't miss the 16th annual National Solar Tour! Our friends over at Renewable Energy Long Island are again the local coordinators for the Long Island tour on Saturday October 1, 2011.

This is a self-guided tour that will enable visitors to:

  • See solar and green buildings in use on Long Island
  • Learn about energy efficiency
  • Talk to the people that live in green homes
    The Sustainable Film Series screening of GASLAND

June 16, 2011
The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College invites you all to attend a FREE screening of the documentary, CARBON NATION. Presented on Thursday June 16, 2011 and in partnership with LI Sierra Club. Free vegan food and popcorn as well.
Location: Molloy College Suffolk Center, Farmingdale, NY
Time: ‎6:30PM Thursday, June 16th.

January 29, 2010
Report Finds Energy Star Homes Law a Success
Sustainablity Institute at Molloy College releases its first non-partisan, issue analysis "Green Paper." The report (entitled: Long Island Towns Successfully Strengthen Residential Energy Codes) reviews the implementation of the ENERGY STAR Homes building code requirements adopted by 10 of 13 Long Island towns, and contains recommendations for policy makers in state and local government and utilities.

August 19, 2009
Special Report on Effective, Non-Toxic Mosquito Repellents
Sustainablity Institute at Molloy College releases a public information report on the availability of non-toxic mosquito repellent products in local stores.

June 2009
Leading the Way
Sustainablity Institute at Molloy College releases report on L.I. municipalities' efforts towards energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy.

May 14 , 2009
Greening Your Place of Worship
Sustainablity Institute at Molloy College hosts educational workshop and releases case study report.

April 15, 2009
Molloy College Launches The Sustainability Institute
-- Combination of "sustainability" education and policy analysis housed within an academic institution is a Long Island first.

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7180 Republic Airport Farmingdale, New York 11735