NYU 2008-2009 Green Grant Projects Showcased at Earth Day 2009 Symposium, April 22


Among the Projects Being Presented: NYU Bike Share Program, AQUS Greywater, Radishes and Rubbish, Technoscrap Recycling Program

New York University’s Sustainability Task Force will hold a symposium on student-and faculty-created environmental projects-showcasing the results of the university’s Green Grants environmental grant program. The Green Grants Project Symposium will be held from 5-8 PM on April 22nd, Earth Day, in the NYU Silver Center’s Silverstein Lounge at 100 Washington Square East.

Green Grants fund projects that reduce NYU’s adverse environmental impacts, educate, and engage the school community, demonstrate the viability of best practices and technologies, and advance applied research or educational goals. In 2007, the first round of grants was awarded to 15 projects for a total of $115,000, with another 23 proposals receiving more than $150,000 of support in 2008.

The event will feature presentations from previous Green Grant recipients on the progress of their projects, highlight new Green Grant recipients and outline their ideas, and offer an opportunity to find out more about Green Grants and how to turn big ideas into reality.

For a complete list of the Green Grant projects, track teir progress, see pictures, video, links and more. please click here.

Since the program’s inception in 2007, Green Grant recipients have taken on a range of sustainability-related projects focused on operational change, public engagement, or academic teaching, learning, and research. Subject areas included energy, water, buildings, food, land, procurement, transportation, and waste.

WHAT: Green Grants Project Symposium: Grant recipients showcase work WHERE: Silver Center - Silverstein Lounge, 100 Washington Square East WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 5-8 PM

Reporters interested in covering the event, or to schedule an interview with program organizer Jeremy Friedman or any Green Grant recipient, should contact Christopher James at 212.998.6876 or Christopher.james@nyu.edu


NYU’s Sustainability Task Force is an advisory body composed of students, faculty, administrators, and staff, who develop recommendations for new policies and practices that advance NYU’s long-term future as a sustainable university. For more information on the Sustainability Task Force, go to http://www.nyu.edu/sustainability

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