Sustainability Council


As a member of Sustainable CUNY, John Jay College is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and preparing students for the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.  Through our Sustainability Council, academic programs and administration, we cultivate a culture of stewardship in which the entire community is aware of, engaged in, and committed to advancing environmental awareness, justice, and sustainable practices. 

The Sustainability Council develops strategies and actionable steps to incorporate sustainability into the following areas:  energy, water, transportation, procurement, recycling, sustainable nutrition and formal education. These efforts are complemented by extracurricular programs and events, student environmental clubs, as well as experiential problem-solving opportunities, hands-on internships and independent projects under the guidance of faculty, staff and the Sustainability Council. 


, Chair, Environmental Health and Safety/Public Safety
Paul Bartlett, Environmental Justice (Adjunct) Faculty
Anthony Bracco, Facilities Management
Jeffrey Brown, Theater and Event Services
Kathleen Collins, Library Faculty
Joan Hoffman, Economics Faculty (emeritus)
Gerald Markowitz, History Faculty
Karen Okamoto, Library Faculty
John Pittman, Philosophy Faculty and PSC
Milena Popov, Art and Music Faculty
Diego Redondo, Public Safety
Rama Sudhakar, Marketing and Development
Sandra Swenson, Science, Faculty
Natalya Timmer, Science 
Declan Walsh, Community Outreach & Service Learning

Student Members: 

Andrew Berezhansky 
Mariia Cherkashyna
Eashan Nirhoe 
Via Pouget
Amber Rivero

Previous Student Members

Julio Chavez (2020)
Eashan Nirhoe ( 2020) 
Mariia Cherkashyna (2020)
Andrew Berezhansky (2020)
Eashan Nirhoe (2019)
Via Pouget (2019) 
Jordan Laguna (2019)

Selina Li (2019)
Mussarat Lamia (2019)
Selina Li (2018)
Laura Estrada (2017)

Shannon Jensen (2017)
Julian Useche  (2017)
Fatime Uruci (2017)
Melanie Dominguez (2016)
Jillian Horrocks (2016)
Diana Kochkaareva (2016)
Kristin Craig (2016)
Amanda Lopez (2015)


Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Department of Public Safety
524 West 59th Street, Room L2.61
New York, NY 10019
Office: 212-621-4117