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The CUNY Graduate Center has created a Council on Sustainability to support implementation of sustainability initiatives. They have also pledged to support the 30 in 10 Challenge by reducing their greenhouse emissions by 30% within 10 years.
Sustainable food partner, Restaurant Associates
The venue was chosen at a central location that is easily accessible by public transportation.
GoGreen 2013 has partnered with BEF to balance the energy, carbon and water footprints of the Seattle, Phoenix, New York and Portland conferences. Verified Renewable Energy Certificates donated by BEF ensure that only clean, renewable energy will be used for each conference. Verified Carbon Offsets donated by BEF kept 123,458 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere, balancing the carbon footprint associated with staff, presenter, exhibitor and attendee travel and lodging. This is the equivalent of taking 37 passenger vehicles off the road for one year. Water Restoration Certificates® donated by BEF restored 5,000 gallons of water—the equivalent water use of the conference venue as well as staff, presenter and attendee lodging—to critically dewatered rivers and streams.
About BEF—At BEF, we believe addressing the planet's most pressing environmental challenges requires innovation, creative problem solving and discovering a new way of doing business that values the natural resources we depend on. We are entrepreneurs for the planet. Through a full suite of innovative energy, carbon and water solutions we are helping our partners—from the farmer to the corporation—redefine how business gets done.