Tag: Engagement

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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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Green Grant Recipient: ITP Energy Workbench

by Jeff Feddersen

I’ve taught an “Energy” course at ITP for several years, and over that time I’ve noticed that there tend to be a few recurring problems when students tackle solar-powered projects. Students typically underestimate the difference between indoor and outdoor light levels; it is inconvenient to take prototypes outside to test, let alone work on them outdoors; they work at odd hours and at the last minute, meaning even with the best intentions and professor deadlines solar projects spend little if any time in direct sun if and when they are working. 

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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.

Resolution for Decarbonization Passes University Senate

On April 25, 2019, the University Senate passed a Resolution for Decarbonization.

This aspirational resolution calls on the University to consider a number of long-term climate impacts and chart a course for action on carbon reduction, community participation, and reporting. These areas include committing to 100% renewable power, heating, cooling, and transportation by 2040; better engaging internal stakeholders and partnering with environmental justice organizations; extending planning and goal setting to include global sites; updating NYU’s Climate Action Plan; and more. Read more

Green Grant Recipient: March for Science NYC

Author, Ingrid Parades (pictured second from right), standing next to her friend and colleague, Omar (far right).

Ingrid J. Paredes is a PhD candidate in chemical engineering at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2015 and 2016. Here’s an update from Ingrid about March for Science! 

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