Berkeley College Accepts New York City Mayoral Challenge

Kristin Rowe from Berkeley College and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at the New York City Mayoral Challenge Berkeley College has joined New York City colleges and universities in accepting New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent over the next 10 years at its New York City locations. At the Mayoral Challenge Press Conference, held at Bronx Community College on October 23 (which was scheduled to coincide with Campus Sustainability Day celebrated at colleges and universities nationwide), New York City Campus Operating Officer Kristin Rowe, saluted the Mayor and City Council as well as other dignitaries for their efforts in helping to sustain the environment and shared the administration's excitement to be working with the other institutions, including Pace University, School of Visual Arts, and Weill Cornell Medical College.

Over the next year, Berkeley College will join representatives from these colleges in roundtable discussions sponsored by the Mayor's office in which environmental experts will share ideas on how other institutions are successfully lowering gas emissions. In addition, the College will develop a strategic plan to reduce emissions by 30 percent by the year 2018.

For more information about the NYC Mayoral Challenge, read the NYC Mayor's Office Press Release.