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.
Whether you’re leaving your residence hall for winter break or your office for the holidays, remember to conserve energy by shutting down! Here’s a checklist to share with your roommates and colleagues.
This year, over 800 NYU students living on campus completed the Green Room Pledge organized by the NYU EcoReps. Below are the actions they pledged to or already take to live more sustainably in on-campus housing. Even those who don’t live in an NYU residence hall can lower their carbon footprint and live more sustainably through these actions.
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 intervention. Read more
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.
Please RSVP. Space in limited for each event! Read more