Sustainability Council


Over five years ago Fordham’s President, Joseph McShane, SJ, joined Mayor Bloomberg’s 2017 challenge to New York City institutions of higher education to reduce greenhouse emission 30% by 2017. Mr. Marco Valera, VP for Facilities Management, was asked to Chair the University’s Sustainability Committee and to develop a plan to meet this challenge. In collaboration with Great Forest, and independent sustainability consultant, the Council seeks to foster a university wide discussion among all members of the Fordham community.


The Committee, which consists of administrators, faculty, staff, students and consultants, meet throughout the year to discuss keys issues such as improving recycling, university-wide energy and greenhouse gas reduction initiatives, including other Sustainability efforts on campus

We each have our vocation-the thing to do is answer the call. We each have something to give.

Dorothy Day