Women are often at the frontline, bearing the burden of environmental detriment and climate change, as well as at the forefront of building a more sustainable and just world.
The New York University Office of Sustainability (NYU Sustainability), with the student-run club Earth Matters, will be hosting a panel of prominent speakers with expertise in the intersection of women and sustainability on Monday, March 6, 2017, 6-8pm in Hemmerdinger Hall, NYU Silver Center, 31 Washington Place, NYC. Admission is free and open to both NYU students and the public; refreshments will be served.
- Sheila Katzmann: Chair of the NYC for Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (NYC for CEDAW)
- Eleanor Blomstrom: Co-Director of Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WeDo)
- Seemin Qayum: Senior Policy Advisor for Sustainable Development at UN Women
There will be a resource reception following the panel with refreshments and tables from organizations like Get Women Cycling, NYC for CEDAW, Untabooed, UN Women, WeDo, and more!
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.