Hunter Sustainability Project was first established in 2008 as Hunter Solar Project, a student-led initiative to install a solar energy system on campus for power generation, education and research. In November of 2011, Hunter College completed the installation of a 3-kilowatt photovoltaic (“PV”) solar panel system, adjoining a climate lab on top of the Hunter North building. The solar panels were funded by The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), a grant program which Hunter Solar Project created to fund student-initiated projects that would make Hunter greener.
Hunter Sustainability Project (HSP) was renamed in 2012, and has since taken on the broader goals of engaging the Hunter community with environmental issues, and collectively exploring what it means to live sustainably. Through educational events, TGIF projects and recycled art projects, HSP seeks to promote awareness of human environmental impact and empower members of the Hunter community with sustainable practices that will help improve the world we share.