NYU Earth Week

April 19-29, 2008

The next Earth Week committee meeting will be Wednesday, April 16 at 8:00 PM in the Kimmel 7th floor lounge. All are welcome!

Earth Week 2008 Calendar

To RSVP for Earth Week events, please visit this website.

Off the Grid 2008: Earth Week Kickoff Concert
Saturday, April 19, 2pm-7pm, Solar One, 23rd Street and the East River
An outdoor music festival run "off-the-grid" with bio-diesel energy! Join us for a day of great music and fun. Student clubs, nonprofit organizations, and partners will be on hand providing educational exhibitions and giveaways. Music lineup: Tree Union, Amygdaloids, Revision and Mission of Burma. Free and open to the public. For map and directions, click here.

Boating 'n' Breakfast
Sunday, April 20, 10:30am-12:00pm, meet on the island triangle at Astor Place at 10:30 am
It's spring! Head up to Central Park Lake to cruise around in a row boat, chew on bagels, and listen to chirping birds and splashing paddles. We'll take the 6 uptown from Astor Place. Boating is $10 per hour, split among your shipmates. Please RSVP.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: You & NYU
Monday, April 21, 1pm-2pm, Kimmel 805
What can really be recycled? Have this and other questions answered as NYU Sustainable Resources Manager Dianne Anderson and NYU Recycling Coordinator Sarah Boll discuss how issues of recycling, water resources, and sustainable living are being addressed at the University. Find out about new initiatives and how you can get involved! Please RSVP.

Pedal Power Panel
Monday, April 21, 7pm-8pm, Kimmel 905
A panel of experts in the biking field, including guests from Transportation Alternatives, The Hub Station, a bike messenger and a bike shop owner. Hear their thoughts on biking and get a glimpse of the past, present, and future of the biking revolution in NYC. Please RSVP.

11th Annual Earth Day Street Fair
Tuesday, April 22, 10:30am-2:30pm, Washington Place
The annual Earth Week Street Fair is kicking it up a notch by bringing together environmental groups from NYU and the local community over abundant music, art, and food. Stop by to learn what people are doing, share your own ideas, and take a bite out of the world's longest vegetarian sandwich!

Eat and Greet (Minus the Meat)
Tuesday, April 22, 6:00pm-8:30pm, Kimmel 4th Floor Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
Join us for a delicious vegetarian dinner and a panel discussion on "Sustainability in a Local and Global Context" followed by keynote speaker Paul Steely White, founder of Transportation Alternatives. Please RSVP.

Solar in the City
Wednesday, April 23, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Kimmel 904
Enjoy lunch with guest speaker Chris Neidl from Solar One, who will discuss the future of solar energy in NYC. Please RSVP.

Screening of "Everything's Cool"
Wednesday, April 23, 6:30pm, The Tank, 279 Church Street
Come see the film "Everything's Cool," the story of America finally "getting" global warming in the wake of the most dangerous chasm ever to emerge between scientific understanding and political action. The film follows the country and global warming messengers from 2003 to the eve of 2007. Don't miss the FREE event featuring good company, an interesting film, and low impact, organic, delicious snacks! Please RSVP here, as well as to ScreeningLiberallyRSVP at gmail.com.

OXFAM and Climate Change
Thursday, April 24, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Kimmel 907
Stop by to learn about Oxfam's most recent initiative addressing climate change and students' experiences lobbying in Washington D.C. Please RSVP.

VIP Day 2008
Friday, April 25, 9am-12:00pm
Join students, staff and neighbors for the annual springtime spruce-up in Washington Square Park. Pitch in to make the accessible areas of WSP beautiful and ready for spring and summer fun. Volunteers will be painting railings, light posts and filling new planters with flowers. Volunteer for an hour or stay the whole morning. All participants will receive an EarthWeek08 t-shirt. Please RSVP.

Volunteer Opportunity: Furnish A Future
Friday, April 25, 9am-1:30pm
Furnish a Future is New York City's only free furniture bank, which collects tons of new and used furniture and household items from businesses and private homes for distribution to formerly homeless families. Since 1992, they have helped more than 22,000 families turn bare rooms into comfortable homes. FaF provides more than practical help - they bring pride, permanence and peace of mind. Volunteers will be organizing donated furniture and other household items. Please RSVP.

Volunteer Opportunity: Materials for the Arts
Friday, April 25, 12:30pm-5:00pm
Materials for the Arts provides free supplies to 3,110 arts programs and is the largest provider of art supplies to NYC public schools. Materials are gathered from companies that no longer need them and then distributed to non-profit organizations for reuse. In 2005, 757 tons of materials, valued at over $5.3 million, were kept out of landfills and distributed to non-profit arts organizations, public schools and social, health and community service organizations with arts programs. Please RSVP.

Bike-In Outdoor Movie
Friday, April 25, 7pm, Third North Courtyard
Vegetarian dinner and a movie - catch an outdoor screening of "Garbage!" a documentary that will open your eyes to the huge impacts of our waste on the world. Please RSVP.

Hiking: Appalachian Celebration from the Station
Saturday, April 26, 8:30am-6:00pm, Meet at Broome Street Residence Hall, 400 Broome Street
Join eco-Broome for an Appalachian Hike through the Pawling Nature Reserve. We'll take Metro North right to the trail, spend the day hiking through the gorgeous mountains, pick up unsightly litter as we go, and eat lunch at a beautiful clearing overlooking the park. We'll bring some snacks, but pack a bag lunch and dress ready to hike the mountains. Check out the trails here. With the help of the Office of Community Service, we will be able to reduce ticket prices to $10 per person. Please RSVP.

Green House Gathering
Saturday, April 26, 7:30pm-10pm, Kimmel 914
Living in the Green House next year? Come get to know your fellow residents and hear more about what Residential Education is doing to make the experience as fun and green as possible. Snacks/refreshments will be served. Please RSVP.

Swap-O-Rama-Rama Sunday
Sunday, April 27, 2pm-7pm, Kimmel 9th floor
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops which features creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing. Bring a bag of old clothing, all of your creative juices, and get ready to swap and alter with the help of local artists. The afternoon will include: a sewing area and decoration station where you can learn to embroider, knit, crochet, and silkscreen; an all-day participatory fashion runway featuring both the silly and the sophisticated; and a showcase of AuH2O designs by Kate Goldwater! (ADMISSION WITH NYU ID: Free with a bag of clothes; ADMISSION FOR NON-NYU: $10 with a bag of clothes)

Screening of "The 11th Hour"
Monday, April 28, 6:30pm-10:00pm, Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th Street
Enjoy a free showing of the film "The 11th Hour," as well as a Q&A session with a diverse panel of environmental leaders, including Kenny Ausubel of Bioneers and Steven McGuire, founder of Coalition for Sustainable Africa. (FREE ADMISSION WITH NYU ID!) Please RSVP.

Freegan Info-session and tour
Tuesday, April 29, 8pm-9pm, Kimmel 808
Curious about freeganism? Want to try it out but don't know how? Come learn more about what it means to be freegan, and then join us for a freegan tour of local hot spots.

Earth Week Closing Festivities
Tuesday, April 29, 6pm-8pm, Kimmel 914
Join us as we celebrate the culmination of what will surely be an Earth Week of unprecedented success! Share your thoughts about this year's events, give recommendations for next year, or just hang out and have a good time. Please RSVP.