A New ITS Print Service

ITS’ new Print Service offers exceptionally convenient and flexible printing via a more environmentally sustainable process, while also helping to minimize waste. The ITS Print Service is currently available in all the public ITS computer labs & centers. In addition, ITS plans to expand the service to include various other locations, such as ITS-managed classrooms and public areas near NYUHome Station clusters. More →

Disposing of Technology

Computer technology is improving at a rapid pace, resulting in a worldwide increase in computer purchasing and disposal. Nearly 269 million computers were sold during 2007; of those, the United States bought over 22 million. In 2006, the International Association of Electronics Recyclers projected that, using the current growth and obsolescence rates of consumer electronics, about three billion units would be scrapped before 2011 — an average of about 400 million units a year. This means that electronic waste currently constitutes between two and five percent of the United States’ municipal solid waste stream, and this number is growing rapidly. More →

GIS Goes Green

Environmental sustainability has been a hot topic around the globe for some time, and researchers are working hard to find ways to understand and protect complex environmental processes. This work requires careful planning, evaluation, and monitoring, some of which relies heavily on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). More →

Green Research

From the NYU Sustainability Task Force to the new Environmental Studies Program within the College of Arts and Science, NYU is developing innovative practices and initiatives focused on sustainability and the environment. The NYU Libraries are eager to help students and faculty plug into the many resources available to them in these increasingly important fields of inquiry. More →

Investing in Green Technology

As we become more aware of the environmental impact of our work environments and technology products, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Should I leave my computer and other appliances on overnight, or turn them off when I’m not there? How can I reduce the amount of paper I’m using? Where should I recycle my discarded supplies? As Kermit the Frog once said, “It isn’t easy being green.” More →

The Distribution of the Black Squirrel Monkey

The Black Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri vanzolini) has the smallest distribution of any South American primate. The species only occurs in a small area of Amazonian floodplain at the confluence of the Japura and Amazon Rivers in northern Brazil. Large areas of uninhabitable swamp habitat and water fragment the already geographically restricted species. Because of its small distribution, the species is considered vulnerable by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), even though most of its range is protected. More →