Tag: Climate Change

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“Give goods, find goods, and do good.” Reflections on the NYCxREUSE Conference and Expo

by Joann Lee

On June 21st, I attended the first ever NYCxREUSE conference and expo hosted by donateNYC. donateNYC is a program run by the Department of Sanitation whose slogan is “give goods, find goods, and do good,” and this was the theme of the conference’s panel discussions. The conference brought together leaders in the public, non-profit, and private sectors to discuss strategies in landfill diversion, as well as the social impact and economic opportunities created by partnerships designed to redistribute resources.

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AVP for Sustainability, Cecil Scheib testifies on climate and communities

AVP Cecil Scheib speaking at public hearing“You can’t just buy high-tech, energy saving equipment, dump it in a building, and expect it to operate correctly. You must also invest in the men and women that will operate it, day in and day out, from now until 2050 and beyond.”

– Cecil Scheib, Assistant Vice President for Sustainability, NYU

 

Earlier this month, AVP for Sustainability, Cecil Scheib, testified before the New York Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation during a public hearing to examine how best to address the impacts of climate change on communities and the work force. 

Read the full testimony to learn more about NYU’s carbon reduction goals, workforce training program, and more.

AVP Cecil Scheib Testifies Before the NY Senate Committee on Environmental Conservation

Cecil Scheib speaking into a mic“Since NYU is a “city in miniature” – with apartment buildings, offices, laboratories, gyms, and classrooms all part of its portfolio – I hope that some successes I will share today can serve as a model for other entities as the state moves forward with climate change legislation.” 

– Cecil Scheib, Assistant Vice President for Sustainability, NYU

Last week, AVP Cecil Scheib testified before the New York State Senate Committee on Environmental Conservation at a hearing on the Climate and Community Protection Act.

Read the full testimony to learn more about NYU’s carbon reduction goals and how they relate to this New York State legislation.