Tag: NYC Carbon Challenge

AVP Cecil Scheib Testifies before City Council

Cecil Scheib speaking into a microphone at a table of testifiers“Since 2007, NYU has reduced its emissions by 30%… This reduction in emissions is something the University has voluntarily undertaken not only because we believe it is part of NYU’s role as an anchor institution in New York but also because it positively impacts our community.”

– Cecil Scheib, Assistant Vice President for Sustainability, NYU Read more

NYU Sustainability #YearInReview

Check out our major environmental accomplishments in 2015!

plugNYUnplugged Conserves Energy

During the month of February, 8 NYU Residence Halls participated in NYUnplugged, saving 50,175 kWh of energy. Green House was named the competition winner! Stay tuned for forthcoming details about this year’s NYUnplugged challenge.

Bike Share Expands

In March, the Bike Share program opened its Brooklyn docking location, extending the program outside of the borough of Manhattan. Resolve to bike more in 2016, and find your nearest Bike Share location here! Read more

NYU Leads in NYC Carbon Challenge

“The success of the NYC Carbon Challenge is a powerful demonstration that New York City’s largest private and institutional sector organizations can work with the City toward a common goal of fighting climate change and creating a healthier and more sustainable place to live for all New Yorkers.” – Nilda Mesa, Director of the NYC Office of Sustainability

IMG_3698Earlier this week, Interim Director of the Office of Sustainability, Dianne Anderson spoke with a panel of sustainability professionals from institutions featured in the NYC Carbon Challenge Handbook for University and Hospitals.

The NYC Carbon Challenge was launched in 2007 to partner with private and institutional sector leaders to achieve significant greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. New York University is one of 17 participating universities, joined by 11 hospitals, 11 global companies and 18 residential property management firms, committed to reducing emissions by 30 percent or more over a ten year period. NYU committed to a 30% reduction based on 2006 levels by the year 2017. In 2012, we met that goal 5 year ahead of schedule. This year we set a new target for 50% emissions reduction by 2025. Read more