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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Molly Johnson
Submission Date Aug. 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

The New School
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Molly Craft Johnson
Sustainability Associate
Tishman Environment & Design Center
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Disrupt Climate Injustice Curriculum Disruption

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

From February 26-March 2, 2018, The New School invited all 14,000 faculty, staff, and students to participate in a university-wide curriculum disruption entitled "Disrupt Climate Injustice." This means stopping "business as usual" to turn our attention to climate change, its implications, and its unequal and devastating impacts on vulnerable communities around the globe. This disruption was an opportunity to come together to take concrete action toward fighting climate change and supporting climate justice in an effort led by the university-wide Tishman Environment and Design Center. The curriculum disruption included special activities and lessons occurring in classes, a series of extracurricular workshops and public events on campus, and engagement through social media as well as a collaboration with Facilities to reduce energy use in public spaces by adjusting lights and heating and cooling.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Curriculum
Campus Engagement
Air & Climate

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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