Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink!
UNIS is one of the
11 founding members of the New York City Green
Schools Alliance, and in 2006-07 developed the UNIS Goes Green campaign for sustainability.
Based upon the principles of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink, the campaign focuses
on raising awareness and effecting change in many different areas, including
energy, water, the environmentally-responsible management of resources such as
paper and plastic, and the actual school building and mechanical systems.
We have taken a pledge to
reduce the school’s carbon footprint over the next 5 years, and to achieve
carbon neutrality by 2020.
have already been put into place at the school, including the installation of
energy-efficient lighting in the Middle School and entrance lobby, new toilets
that save 2 gallons of water per flush, and electronic faucets for sinks that
markedly reduce water consumption.
We have renewed a number of educational spaces at both campuses.
Classrooms have been rebuilt, ceilings and windows were replaced, floors
have been carpeted or tiled, walls painted, offices redesigned,
lighting replaced with new energy efficient lights, additional solar
lighting was installed outside, an expanded front entry gate/walkway was
built, pilings that support the perimeter platform of the building are
being replaced, and you will notice many other improvements as you
return to school.
Solar Powered Outdoor Lighting
Natural Indoor Lighting, Cafeteria and Classrooms
Energy saving light bulbs to be installed in the Computer Lab
On campus greenhouse
Nearby Public Transportation - MTA Transit, Select Bus Service