“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.
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
Are you interested in environmental law or policy? In a special interview with Danielle Spiegel-Feld, the Executive Director and an Adjunct Law Professor of the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law, I got the inside scoop on environmental policies, how the NYU community can get involved at the Guarini Center, environmental policies under the current administration, what Danielle’s days look like, and much more. Why didn’t New York City ban plastic bags? You’ll have to keep reading to find out!