August 26th marks the start of a fun-filled week of events welcoming students to NYU, so of course we’re going to be there. The Office of Sustainability is organizing events all about sustainability on campus, and this is your one-stop guide for all the green events happening that week!
by Cecil Scheib, Assistant Vice President for Sustainability
NYU is aspiring to be among the greenest urban campuses in the nation. And we need your help.
How could you better incorporate sustainability into your learning, teaching, and research? What internships or employee training programs would help you grow? How might we lower our environmental impact from food to energy use? What would you like to see throughout the Global Network? Read more
2017 has been an exciting year for the Office of Sustainability, check out some of our highlights!
Residence Halls Competed in NYUnplugged
For the second year in a row, Lipton Hall saved the most energy and raised awareness about conserving energy through the NYUnplugged residence hall energy competition. Residence halls put sustainable ideas into action by replacing their lightbulbs with LED, lowering their thermostats, and making delicious smoothies with a bike-powered blender.
Earth Month includes several interesting programs and activities. In addition to our Educating for Sustainability lecture with waste experts Robin Nagle and Dr. Cassandra Thiel, members of our community held events on meat consumption and food justice, religious perspectives on the environment, and urban ecology. Dr. Jane Goodall spoke at an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Jane Goodall Institute!
On Earth Day, 150 members of the NYU community, representing the Office of Sustainability, students organizations and activists, and President Andy Hamilton packed a DC-bound bus with beautiful posters and a desire to see evidence-based policy through the March for Science. The day was filled with marching, teach-ins, and an event with former EPA employees.
Classes start after Labor Day, that means students still have a whole month to enjoy NYC without the worry of essays and exams looming over. So put aloe vera on your burns and savor your last bit of summer with good food and better beaches.
Coney Island is known for its hot dogs and boardwalks, but you can turn the summer festivities into a holiday every Friday in August. After work, take the Q down to Coney Island and ride the Thunderbolt and grab dinner at Nathan’s Famous before you head to the Boardwalk to watch the light’s show.
Happy First Day of Summer! School is out, temperatures are climbing, and we’re all already having visions of beach days and barbecues. The next few months are going to be full of summer fun, but it is also crucial to continue living sustainably so that our global temperature doesn’t rise any further. Follow these tips for a sustainable summer!