Tag: Environmental Justice

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

EarthMatters Attends PLAN’s Students for Zero Waste Conference

For the second year in a row, me and some of my fellow EarthMatters executive board members attended the fifth annual Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)’s Students for Zero Waste Conference at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. PLAN’s mission is to supply college students with resources to help their campuses go zero waste. Environmental and climate justice were major themes at this years conference with a specific emphasis on points of interventionRead more

Free Food Week September 24-29

Who’s Coming to Dinner? Free Food Week | September 24-29

Save the date for these FREE meals and hunger relief activities September 24-29.

This week, student groups, clubs, and departments will be coming together for a week of climate-friendly meals, and hunger relief activities. Throughout the year, many of these organizations host communal gatherings for sharing food in an accessible and sustainable way. Free Food Week also coincides with NYC Climate Week! Have you ever thought about how food and climate change are connected? Agriculture and food production is one of the largest sources of global greenhouse gas emissions. In the spirit of Climate Week, join us for sustainable, low-impact meals that will benefit your health and your carbon footprint.

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Why Ayana Johnson’s Educating for Sustainability talk blew my mind

Photo by Jenny Levine

On April 2nd, 120 students, faculty and curious New Yorkers alike filled into Kimmel to hear Educating for Sustainability’s 2018 speaker, Dr. Ayana Johnson. I wrote a Women’s (Green) History Month spotlight about Dr. Johnson, so I already knew she was an impressive individual, but her talk kind of blew my mind.

Many of the people in the audience were interested in topics of sustainability and ocean conservation, but we all had something to learn from Dr. Johnson’s pioneering work. 

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