September 18-24th marks Climate Week NYC where dozens of fun and informative events are held around the city to celebrate all things sustainable. If you’re too busy to scroll the the long list, I gathered some of the events to check out.

Concert for a Sustainable Planet. The concert will future music from Beethoven’s Eroica and from contemporary composers like Yo-Yo Ma, Ronen Shapira and Merlijn Twaalfhoven. Monday, September 18. Carnegie Hall, 7-9:30 p.m.  Read More →

If you live in New York, you’ve probably heard about Fashion Week a lot these past weeks. It was a week of glitz and glamour, and—apparently—sustainability?

Eco-Fashion has existed for a little while, but this year it really took off. Luna Atamain writes, “The fashion industry is setting out its transformational vision, one brand at a time. The status quo is definitely changing” (source). She sources different celebrity influences, such as Emma Watson and Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as luxury brands like Kering for setting the trend of sustainably sourcing materials to produce more eco-friendly clothing. Read More →

I know what you might be thinking- ew I don’t want my smelly garbage lying around my dorm for days.

I too was skeptical about composting and if I could really be one of those people. My roommates and I genuinely were curious about how one can compost in the city. We did our research and got started with a small plastic bag. We had a lot of questions that we learned the answer to from the internet and with a couple weeks of practice. Now, I’m here to help you live your best green life without the hassle. Read More →

Feeling overwhelmed about the prospect of having to sort through dozens of clubs’ newsletters? Have a love for the environment?

Luckily, NYU has a thriving eco-community open to all students and faculty that’s easy to join. I’ll sort through all the lists and Facebook groups and give you the best green-focused clubs to join (in no particular order).

  1. EcoReps

EcoReps is a great way to be a leader in your dorm without having go through the hassle of a hall council election. Plan monthly themed events like February’s Unplugged or Zero Waste Month to get residents into recycling and conservation.

I personally love the EcoRep community, you get close with the other EcoReps in your dorm and bond with others as soon as you find out they’re an EcoRep. Read More →

Df Maven's Ice Cream!Welcome back to our third review in our Vegan Ice Cream Taste Test. If you missed our original blog post, you can read it here to catch up on why we are on this ultimate quest for vegan ice cream. This week we take a look at this local creamery, DF Mavens!

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This Monday, people all across the country will gather to watch the moon travel in front of the sun, causing a total solar eclipse. Although only a portion of the country will have a view of the total eclipse, everyone is excited.

While the sun is 92 million miles away from us and the moon is several hundred thousands of miles away, this event will have several varying effects on Earth. We’re not just talking horoscopes here, we’re talking real changes to our environment. So what actually happens to the environment during an eclipse. Read More →

A look into my dozens of restaurant stars

Walk down any street in NYC and you’ll be met with smells of sizzling Halal Guys, hot dogs slathered in sauerkraut and marinated jerk chicken. As a vegetarian and an NYU student on a ~tight~ budget I find myself too often desperately Google Mapping “cheap vegetarian near me.”

Stress no longer, prudent plant-eaters and curious cuisine lovers, I compiled a list of the best vegetarian and vegan eateries with noshes under $10 all near campus. Star away! Read More →

By Rae Frey

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Welcome back to another edition of our Vegan Ice Cream Taste Test. If you missed our original blog post, you can read it here to catch up on why we are on this ultimate quest for vegan ice cream. This week we take a look at this classic American favorite, Ben & Jerry’s!

**Please note that our review does not reflect the views of New York University or the Office of Sustainability. We are a bunch of college students who love nature and are looking for a good time
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Whether you’re moving into Rubin or it’s not your first time waiting in Palladium’s line wrapped ’round the block, everyone should think green when it comes to decking out your dorm.

Water filter + water bottle

NYC does have the “champagne of tap water” but if you want an extra filter, make sure to pick up a green brand like Soma made with BPA-free plastic, a sustainable white oak handle and the filter made with 60% plant-based material.

Before heading out to class, make sure to bring your reusable water bottle. The Office of Sustainability gives out bottles from Klean Kanteen (made from eco-friendly materials) but you can also get sustainably sourced bottles from EarthLust, Welly and S’Well.

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by Rae Frey

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There are tons of great cheap and free events going on in the city every day. This weekend is filled with some amazing things to do that’ll get you outside and enjoying nature! One of my favorites to do is going to free movies in NYC parks! They are all around the city, check out which ones are screening near you here. For now, here are a few cool things going on, tomorrow!

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