You're invited to our Executive Order-22 Webinar & Workshop!
October 18 from 2 - 4:30 pm
Student Union Building 62-63
(Webinar from 2 - 3 pm and workshop from 3 - 4:30 pm)
At this event, learn about Governor Kathy Hochul's new EO-22 at an upcoming introductory webinar hosted by the GreenNY Council. Workshops will follow facilitated by members of the Sustainability Committee.
Hosted by the Sustainability Committee
Can't make it in person?
Sign up here to virtually stream this webinar from your office, home, or classroom! (There will be no virtual breakout groups)
Tentative Workshop Break-Out Groups
Environmental Justice, Sustainability, and Decarbonization in...
Group A: Academic Programs
Group B: Campus-Regional Engagement
Group C: Campus Business and Operations
Group D: The Built Environment
Reflection Questions for Breakout Groups
What are the environmental justice, sustainability, and decarbonization needs in our region and the regions of NYS where our students come from?
How can we enhance how we prepare our graduates to become environmental justice, sustainability & decarbonization leaders in their future careers and civic lives?
How can we engage the regional community in this work?
How can we lead by example and further advance environmental justice, sustainability, and decarbonization through operations?
How do these efforts align with campus strategic goals?
Current & Emerging External Funding Sources for EO-22 Implementation
- The Inflation Reduction Act invests $60 billion in environmental justice initiatives
- NYSERDA's Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Technology Training Funding Opportunity (PON 3981)
- NSF's Advancing Informal STEM Learning - includes 5 types of awards including conferences, partnership development & planning, and integrating research & practices, etc.
- NIH's Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants
More About EO-22:
New Executive Order Thematic Areas:
- Environmental Justice inclusive of "improving the environment in minority and low-income communities and addressing disproportionate adverse environmental impacts that may exist in those communities"
- Energy Conservation & Efficiency
- Renewable Energy
- Electric Vehicles
- Decarbonization and no new State Agency infrastructure involving the combustion of fossil fuels
- Reducing Waste
- No Single-Use Plastics
- Embodied Carbon in Construction Materials
- Reducing Toxic Substances
- Biodiverse Ecosystems including support for native pollinators
- Climate Resiliency
- Sustainable Procurement
Sustainable Procurement Thematic Areas:
- Protection of public health and the environment, including vulnerable populations and residents in Disadvantaged Communities;
- Avoidance of hazards from the use or release of toxic substances;
- Pollution reduction and prevention;
- Sustainable resource management and use, and sustainable manufacturing and production processes;
- Low impact development and climate resilient design practices, and standards and priorities for entities providing construction, engineering, and other similar services;
- Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions;
- The use of renewable and zero-emission resources, remanufactured components, and reused or recycled content;
- Waste reduction, materials reuse, recyclability, and compostability;
- Water conservation;
- Quality, durability, and utility of the item of procurement;
- Minimizing adverse impacts throughout a commodity's or technology's life cycle (i.e., as identified by life-cycle assessment or other supply-chain impacts);
- Extended producer responsibility; and
- Legal and regulatory requirements applicable to the use and procurement of commodities, services, and technology, or where applicable, the procurement of public works.