New York University will participate in the 46th annual Earth Day festivities with a month-long celebration and tribute with eco-friendly events including a biking trip, an Earth Day Street Fair, film & lectures, green projects, and the ever-popular environmentally friendly clothing swap. All events are free and open to the public. Some events require a RSVP.

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Clothing Swap, Lectures, and an Earth Day Street Fair Top the Week’s Activities 

 

New York University will participate in the 46th annual Earth Day festivities with a month-long celebration and tribute with eco-friendly events including a biking trip, an Earth Day Street Fair, film & lectures, green projects, and the ever-popular environmentally friendly clothing swap. Most events are free and open to the public. Some events require a RSVP.

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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Drivers of Change: Connecting Energy, Climate and Innovation
12 pm-1:30pm at The Urban Future Lab, 15 Metrotech Center, 19th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201
Join NYC ACRE for a talk by Dr. Barbara Kates-Garnick of the Center for International Environment and Resources Policy, Tufts University. Although energy markets are clearly dynamic - witness the lowest oil prices in years, we are still at energy crossroads in terms of our ability to change how we produce and consume energy. The road to Paris 2015, the potential decoupling of energy consumption and economic growth among industrialized countries, and the China/US agreement, the global growth of solar suggest start of fundamental changes in our energy paradigm. Icons of the 21st century like Apple and Google have invested in renewable energy. This talk will identify opportunities to shift the paradigm and identify some of the key challenges to meaningful change at the state, national and global level in terms of energy and the environment. RSVP required. Contact jssilver@nyu.edu for more information.

Fair Food Fest
6-8pm in Kimmel’s Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
Join Oxfam America at NYU, Real Food Challenge NYU, along with other University clubs as they raise awareness of organic, local, fair-trade, and cruelty-free foods by distributing delicious samples! Click here or contact ap3566@nyu.edu for more information.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Let's get Earthy!
10am-2pm at the Community Garden at Washington Square Village
Join Community Agriculture Project in renovating their community garden in Washington Square Village for a weekend picnic, building, and spring planting! RSVP required. Members of the NYU Community can add the event on OrgSync. Contact mt2414@nyu.edu for more information.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Let's get Earthy!
10am-2pm at the Community Garden at Washington Square Village
Join Community Agriculture Project in renovating their community garden in Washington Square Village for a weekend picnic, building, and spring planting! RSVP required. Members of the NYU Community can add the event on OrgSync. Contact mt2414@nyu.edu for more information.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Advancing Investment in Clean Energy Social Entrepreneurship
5-7pm at The Urban Future Lab, 15 Metrotech Center, 19th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201
As the world transitions to a sustainable economy, the business of clean energy is quickly growing. Join the Wagner Alliance for Climate and Environment (ACE), Stern Energy Club, and NYC ACRE for a lively discussion with clean energy entrepreneurs for an overview of current trends in investing in clean energy enterprises and their social impact. We will address how these entrepreneurs seize opportunities to improve energy delivery and act as change agents for a greener future. We will also discuss how to develop the policy and regulatory conditions to accelerate investment in these entrepreneurs to scale up the delivery of clean energy access. RSVP required. Contact jssilver@nyu.edu for more information.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

These Trees Rent
6:30pm in the Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre at 1 Washington Pl
Join Know Your City for an evening of theater and resource sharing. These Trees Rent is a documentary play about the different experiences of home and community in New York as a result of the fast-paced gentrification impacting the city. Created through interviewing over 30 New York residents, the piece seeks to bring an array of voices into the room that might not normally speak to each other but have an incredible amount to learn from one another. Following the presentation of the play, an interactive workshop will occur where audience members will have the ability to pool their resources in order to create stronger and more sustainable communities. Contact sda291@nyu.edu for more information.

Zero Waste DIY Products
6:30-9pm at the Green House on 40 E 7th Street
Join Earth Matters as they explore the world of zero-waste living. Learn how to make fun, low impact, chemical free household products from simple ingredients! All materials will be supplied, just bring your good attitude and get ready to have fun. Contact es3087@nyu.edu for more information.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Clothing Swap
6-8pm in Kimmel 914
Celebrate Earth Month with Oxfam NYU by bringing in a bag of your old clothes and swapping them for some new treasures! Can’t part with your clothes? Feel free to drop off shoes, accessories, or anything else you’d like to share. Event open to NYU Students only, attendees are required to bring at least one item to donate. Contact ap3566@nyu.edu for more information.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Guest Speaker: Andrew Revkin
6-10pm in GCASL Grand Hall
Andrew Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, and New York Times contributor, has been writing about environmental and social sustainability for over three decades. From the Amazon to the White House, the Hudson Valley to the Arctic--join Earth Matters as Mr. Revkin shares the vast expertise that has won him many of the top awards in science journalism, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship. More information on Mr. Revkin is available from his biography and blog. Please contact earth.club@nyu.edu for more information.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Wagner Cares Day of Service -White Roof Project

WagnerCares presents the third annual NYU Wagner Day of Service. Students, faculty and staff will come together to celebrate our Wagner community and give back to our broader NYC community. Start the day by selecting one of the service project options listed below, and after your volunteer event, join the Wagner Community at Robert F Wagner, Jr. Park for a celebration of service. More details to come, but expect fun, food, and (fingers crossed) lots of sun.

Transform the roof a low-income co-op on the East Side by cleaning and painting it; the coating will reduce summer energy costs, consumption, and emissions.

  • Location: 21st Street, East Side (exact location TBA)
  • Saturday April 18th, from 9am-1pm
  • RSVP here

 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Double Feature Screening: Plastic Paradise & Divide in Concord
4-6pm in Bobst Library, 2nd floor, Avery Fisher Center, West Room
In Plastic Paradise, Angela Sun reveals the environmental and health effects of our rabid plastic consumption as she investigates The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Divide in Concord follows an entertaining tale of banning bottled water in small town America. Suggested RSVP to bonnie.brown@nyu.edu.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Screening: After Winter, Spring
5-6:30pm in Bobst Library, 2nd floor, Avery Fisher Center, West Room
After Winter, Spring provides an intimate portrait of an ancestral way of life under threat in a world increasingly dominated by large-scale industrial agriculture. Suggested RSVP to bonnie.brown@nyu.edu.

Film Screenings:

The Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education at NYU and the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) will host a series of film screenings in celebration of Earth Day. The screenings will take place on Tuesday, April 21 from 7-9 p.m. at 19 University Place, Room 102 (between E. 8th Street and Waverly Pl.)

The three films, which focus on elephants and rhinoceros conservation in Africa, are:

  • “We Are Rhino” (South Africa, 23 mins.), a short film by Spencer Austin that explores three approaches to rhinoceros conservation;
  • “Boots on the Ground” (South Africa, 30 mins.), the story of filmmaker and anti-poaching ranger Matt Bracken’s quest to end African poaching; and
  • “Quiet Giants” (Zimbabwe, 30 mins.), a celebration of the African elephant by Ralph Stutchbury.

A discussion and Q&A with “Boots on the Ground” producer Matt Bracken, an anti-poaching ranger in South Africa, and WCFF founder Christopher J. Gervais, an environmental scientist, will follow the screening.

Tickets may be purchased ($6 for NYU students, $9 for the general public) through the event’s website. Seating is limited. Contact WCFF at 917-558-5205 or info@wcff.org with questions or for more information.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day Street Fair
12-5pm LaGuardia Place
Join the green community of NYU and New York City for a street fair on the 46th anniversary of Earth Day with giveaways, information tables, delicious food, and most importantly, a passion and celebration of the planet we all live on! Tables from both NYU and NYC environmental organization will be featured. Contact cdj259@nyu.edu for more information.

Screening: Groundswell Rising
5-6:30pm in Bobst Library, 2nd floor, Avery Fisher Center, West Room
Groundswell Rising documents the opposition from both sides of the political spectrum to the ubiquitous practice of fracking for natural gas, and the health and environmental reasons behind it. Suggested RSVP to bonnie.brown@nyu.edu.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Double Feature Screening: Racing to Zero & Green Fire
7-9:30pm in Bobst Library, 2nd floor, Avery Fisher Center, West Room
Racing to Zero follows the collective efforts of San Francisco to reach “zero waste” -- from increased recycling and composting to changing patterns of production and consumption; Green Fire explores the life and legacy of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold (A Sand County Almanac) and his land ethic philosophy. Suggested RSVP to bonnie.brown@nyu.edu.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Screening: Oil & Water
3-4:30pm in Bobst Library, 2nd floor, Avery Fisher Center, West Room
In Oil & Water, two boys come of age looking for solutions to the global problem of reckless oil drilling following the disastrous Texaco oil spill in Ecuador. Suggested RSVP to bonnie.brown@nyu.edu.

Plant Based U
6-7pm in Kimmel 802
Join Cruelty Free NYU and dietician Rachel Meltzer Warren, author of 'The Smart Girl's Guide to Going Vegetarian,' for advice on transitioning to a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle and increasing the number of plant-based foods in your diet. Contact sp3247@nyu.edu for more information.

Earth Month Coffeehouse
7-11pm in Kimmel 914
Join Earth Matters for a rousing night of standup, acoustic jamming, improv, and poetry. Feel free to share your latest creative piece or just sit in on the evening! RSVP required. Please see Earth Matters' Facebook page for further updates, or contact earth.club@nyu.edu.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Discussion on the Upcoming UN Climate Conference
6:30pm in Kimmel 903
Join Earth Matters for a discussion that is intended to facilitate the sharing of information on the upcoming UN climate talks in Paris. With their involvement in organizing around the People's Climate March, Earth Matters hopes to organize student involvement and representation in this crucial UN conference to create a meaningful impact in our community and abroad. For further updates see EarthMatters' Facebook page or contact wt470@nyu.edu.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sustainability Task Force Meeting
12-2pm Kimmel 802
The Sustainability Task Force (STF) is a goal-setting and project implementation body of students, faculty, staff, alumni charged with improving our environmental performance, evaluating metrics for progress, and fostering a campus culture of sustainability. This semester's STF meeting will be focused on student and faculty initiatives and projects that have been taking place across campus this semester, as well as what there is to look forward to for the remainder of the year. Contact mariana.macedo@nyu.edu for more information.

NYU’s Celebration of Earth Week is sponsored in part by the Earth Week Planning Committee, as well as the NYU Office of Sustainability, Earth Matters!, the Environmental Studies Department, NYU Program Board, NYU Food Studies, and the Environmental Studies Club.

About the NYU Office of Sustainability--NYU launched its sustainability efforts in 2006 with the creation of Sustainability Task Force formed by faculty, students, staff and administration to galvanize NYU community to plan and take action towards sustainability in the way we live, operate, educate and innovate. The Office of Sustainability implements infrastructure projects, communication and engagement campaigns, and innovative programs to empower, inspire and guide the NYU community to achieve our goals for sustainable practices and culture.

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