Earth Week

April 19 to April 27

EW is brought to you by the Earth Week Student Planning Committee

Special Thanks to: Earth Matters, Sustainability Task Force, ASSBAC, Office of Student Activities, Office of Community Service, Student Activities Board, Office of Government and Community Affairs, Green Arch Initiative, NYU Garden Shop, SEAL, NYU Surf Club, Solar One, Swap-o-Rama-Rama

Thursday 4/19

Street Fair

11am-2pm Washington Place

Free food + Free stuff + Great groups = the sixth annual Earth Week Street Fair. The Dosa Man will be cooking all afternoon to compliment give aways, progressive environmental groups, DIY info, and NYU wide initiatives. Come for the stuff, stay for the awesome.

Friday 4/20


9am-12noon Washington Square Park

In this annual spring spruce-up of Washington Square Park, join students, faculty, staff and NYU neighbors to paint the park's benches and railings. Check in on the south side of the fountain.

Environmental Approaches to Animal Litigation: A workshop exploring conventional and novel applications

1pm-5pm Furman Hall 212, 245 Sullivan Street

Featuring James Barrett (Latham & Watkins), Andrew Hawley (Defenders of Wildlife), Jonathan Lovvorn (The Humane Society of the United States), Tanya Sanerib (Meyer, Glitzenstein & Crystal), and Sarah Uhlemann (The Humane Society of the United States).

Moderated by David Wolfson. Sponsored by the NYU Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. Free & open to the public. RSVP to Jessica Almy at jea281 at

MOVIE NIGHT: Who Killed the Electric Car?

7pm-10pm Kimmel 914

This critically acclaimed 2006 documentary looks at the development of the GM EV1 electric car and who's to blame for its demise. Cosponsored by Earth Matters

Saturday 4/21

Hiking Long Island

9:45am-5pm Grand Central Station

Travel to the Setauket Mill Pond Nature Preserve in East Setauket. Enjoy the diverse landscapes including ponds, marshes, a bamboo forest, woods and a veggie garden. Bring train fare and cameras.

Beach Cleanup

11am-3pm Rockaway Beach

Join the NYU Surf Club for a day of debris and trash removal on Rockaway Beach. Meet under the Washington Square Arch at 11am

Sunday 4/22 Earth Day


1pm-6pm Kimmel, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium

Bring a bag of clothes and then take all you can carry home with you. Create, alter, and design your new wardrobe at DIY stations with the help of young designers. Free w/ NYU ID + bag of clothes, $10 w/ govt ID.

Monday 4/23

Greening and Gardening Projects (this event is all week)

1pm Kimmel Lobby

Team up for a fun day of diggin' in the dirt in this week long series of campus gardening projects. Check in at the Kimmel Center Lobby at 1pm for the day's assignment.

Vegetarian Cooking Class

6pm Steinhardt Kitchen, 35 w4th 10 floor

A cooking class with a free meal at the end

From Gaia to Global Warming: Scientific Reflections of a Composer

7pm, 19 w4th Room 101

Tuesday 4/24

Going Green: What You Can Do

6:15pm-7:30pm Kimmel 914

An interactive panel discussion of what you can do to help the environment - as an individual, within our local community, and at NYU. With support from the Green Arch Initiative

Wednesday 4/25

Environmental Studies Launch Party

4pm-6pm 19 University Place, Great Hall

NYU's first university-wide undergraduate program in Environmental Studies is starting up this fall! Stop by this reception to celebrate the program's launch, learn more about the major, and meet the faculty and other interested students.

Thursday 4/26

Pesticides: Their Effects on Humans and the Environment

7pm-9pm 35 w4th 10th floor

A panel discussion cosponsored with SEAL.

Friday 4/27

LIVE: An Inconvenient Truth Slideshow

5pm-7pm Kimmel 905-907

With Chris Neidl from Solar One. This is the same slideshow used by Al Gore with special NYC modifications. Plus, using the same tactics the Big Tobacco used to fight evidence against second-hand smoking and other smoking ailments, how does ExxonMobile create the notion that there is a controversy and we need more research?

The Spring 2007 EW Board