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
August 26th marks the start of a fun-filled week of events welcoming students to NYU, so of course we’re going to be there. The Office of Sustainability is organizing events all about sustainability on campus, and this is your one-stop guide for all the green events happening that week!
Happy International Kissing Day! We have the perfect #PlasticFreeJuly event that will make you want to kiss plastic goodbye!
Grab your significant other, friends, dog or plant for a plastic documentary movie night. Below, we’ll take you through our top 10 films discussing plastic pollution and how to make PLASTIC FREE POPCORN! Read more