Hofstra University has a longstanding commitment to the care and preservation of the environment. Through sustainable ecological practices, education, and research on environmental issues, it will continue to play an important role as a steward of the environment. If you have suggestions, ideas, or a question about Hofstra’s sustainability practices and environmental stewardship, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone on campus is included under Hofstra's membership in AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Hofstra University is committed to protecting and improving indoor and outdoor air quality and minimizing atmospheric pollution in accordance with Title IV of the Clean Air Act from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). The following addresses this goal:
Hofstra has recently installed battery recycling bins across the residential side of campus.
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- Netherlands core
- Colonial Square, Dover House
- Stuyvesant lobby
- Graduate Residence Hall lobby
- Constitution top floor lounge
- Vander Poel top floor lounge
- Enterprise top floor lounge
- Estabrook top floor lounge
- Bill of Rights top floor lounge
- Alliance top floor lounge
- Nassau/Suffolk lobby
Well-planned open space contributes to the quality of life on campus by supporting its many social, educational, ecological, recreational, and aesthetic needs.
The University utilizes green cleaning processes and procedures that consider the balance among cost, effectiveness, safety, environmental impact, equipment, industry standards, and final disposal of product.
Hydration stations throughout the campus continue to provide cold, fresh drinking water for refillable containers. See the list of current locations!
The University is committed to providing outdoor and indoor light in an energy-efficient manner.
The Physical Plant Department works closely with the Purchasing Department to ensure that the University uses "green" products whenever possible.
Hofstra University is committed to conserving natural resources and energy by managing materials more efficiently. Less waste can be produced by practicing the 3 R's - reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Hofstra University recognizes the need to balance the demands of pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles in its transportation management.
The University is committed to minimizing the amount of solid and hazardous waste produced on campus.
The University utilizes an assortment of methods to help limit water use.