NYU Celebrates Earth Day 2009 with a Street Fair, Lectures, and Green Projects


On April 22nd, New York University will participate in the 39th annual Earth Day celebration with a street fair, lectures, green projects, and an environmental networking dinner. We kick-off the celebration early with a week-long schedule of events, including a lecture by Oxford University’s climate change expert Cameron Hepburn on “Earth Day Eve.” Hepburn’s lecture - “Beating Long Odds: A New Global Deal on Climate Change,” will be held Tuesday, April 21, 6:00 pm at the Gould Welcome Center, 50 West 4th Street, NYC.

The events are free and open to the public. For the complete schedule of Earth Day/Week related events, please see www.nyu.edu/sustainability/get.involved/earth.week.html

Media Inquiries Only: For information on events, or for story queries, please contact Christopher James at 212.998.6876 or christopher.james@nyu.edu


  • Earth Day Street Fair 10:00-2:00 pm: Featuring Music by Long Haul and Steinhardt Undergraduate Student Performers (Washington Place between Greene and Washington Square East)
  • Green Grants Info Session 4:00-5:00 pm: Come hear about NYU Green Grants, their purpose and objectives, and how to submit a proposal. (Silver Center,100 Washinton Square East, Jurow Lecture Hall)
  • Green Grants Project Symposium 5:00-8:00 pm: See posters, presentations, video, and more as leaders of NYU’s 2008-09 Green Grants present the outcomes of their projects. for more information about Green Grants please visit www.nyu.edu/sustainability/greengrants (Silver Center,100 Washinton Square East, Jurow Lecture Hall and Silverstein Lounge)
  • Earth Day Networking Dinner - Eat and Greet, Minus the Meat! 6:00-9:00 pm: Join Earth Matters for a delicious vegetarian buffet and panel discussion: “Follow Your Food,” featuring keynote speaker, PETA’s Bruce Friedrich. (Kimmel Center,60 Washington Square South, Rosenthal Pavilion)

NYU’s Celebration of Earth Day is sponsored in part by the Sustainability Task Force, as well as the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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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