Tag: Green Grants

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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.

Presenting “Teardown”, A Hands-on Green Grant

Teardown is a series of workshops that study the deconstruction, maintenance, repair, and repurposing of electronic devices and components. The workshops will combine hands-on deconstruction and repurposing, which will supplement class work and support the development of student work, and discussion around the theory related to waste, capitalism, ecology, new materialism, critical making, and new terms in this realm.

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