The results are in after students and staff were given an opportunity to vote on a sustainability logo for campus.
The logo is officially the lightbulb/tree combination, that was designed by Stalin Espinal, 18, an Urban Sustainability major.
“I wanted to create an image that shows the interconnections of nature, energy use, and environmental justice,” said Espina.
The Environmental Health & Safety Office, to create a unifying image of sustainability efforts, gave everyone on campus the opportunity to participate by offering polling on the new logo that will visually represent the Brooklyn College Sustainability Council.
The mission of Brooklyn College Sustainability Council is “to create an overarching culture of sustainability throughout the entire campus community by raising awareness of, engagement in and commitment to reducing our carbon footprint.”
This mission involves a 10-year plan that began in 2010 and still stands in place to reduce the carbon footprint at Brooklyn College. In 2010, the Brooklyn College Sustainability Council evaluated and recommended improvements in seven key areas on campus.
Importantly, some of the goals that are included in the sustainability plan that began in 2010 can already be seen on campus, including an expanded recycling program that placed metal, glass and paper recycling bins in all public areas in the buildings and on the quads. According to the Campus Sustainability 10-Year Master Plan PDF available online, organic waste on campus is disposed of via composting and mulching, aiding efforts to decrease the volume disposed of in regular trash.