Green Initiatives – Facilities



When the carpets get replaced on campus, we don’t let them end up in a landfill! All our recycled carpet tiles are used for all new installations on campus. Not only that, we are buying green carpet, we mean environmental, not the color! Below is our certificate of proof. Click on the image below to take a closer look at the Cool Carpet Certificate our recarpeted areas have been awarded with.

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At Baruch, we are doing many things to cut down on our energy usage, which makes a great double edged sword- saves resources and money! From efficient escalators to LED lights, a little goes a long way in energy usage. click here to see how we are doing our part to reduce our energy!


Baruch reuses furniture no longer needed by departments for other departments in need.

Baruch College’s Sustainable Classroom:
A Glimpse Into Real Estate Future

A sustainable classroom, set to become the norm at Baruch College, CUNY, is the beginning of a push to become the top green campus in the nation.

The Pergolis classroom is a prototype born out of the Steven L. Newman real estate division of the college. To watch a video of the Dedication of the Pergolis Urban Classroom on the Baruch College Digital Media Library, click here.

The AVI Philosophy

AVI Fresh is Baruch College food service vendor.

“That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics.” – Aldo Leopold


A 100-year old idea is the freshest thing in nutrition. It’s called “sustainability” and it is an outgrowth of the teachings of Aldo Leopold, whose “land ethic” defined a new relationship between people and nature and set the stage for the modern neo-conservation movement.

Sustainability is based on a simple but revolutionary set of rules we all should follow:

  1. Leave the world better than you found it.
  2. Take no more than you need.
  3. Try not to harm the environment, make amends if you do.

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