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Friday, March 28
(Re) Branding Sustainable Change Forum
Kimmel (Check-in in front of room 802), 9:30-4:30 PM
Join WHM, OSA, the Center and other NYU organizations in a full day of workshops and panels exploring various aspects of social justice and activism. Highlights of the day include: keynote speaker - Byron Hurt, a screening of On the Outs, a workshop with the Conscious Women Project, a discussion with Queers for Economic Justice, a panel with MADRE, and other presentations.

Saturday, February 23
Shopping trip to Beacon's Closet
We will be taking a group trip to Brooklyn to go shopping at Beacon's closet, a vintageg clothing store in Brooklyn with great deals. Meet outside Palladium at 12 PM if you want to join us (we will be taking the L train to get there). Optional lunch afterwards!

Friday, February 22
Movie screening and fundraiser for New Orleans alternative breaks
Kimmel 603, 6 PM
There will be a free screening of "When the Levees Broke," an intimate portrait of New Orleans in the wake of the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, the "greatest environmental catastrophe" in our nation's history. The film tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale of misery, despair and triumph. Baked goods will be sold to help raise money for alternative breaks trips to New Orleans.

Thursday, February 21
Professor Volk Lecture
Jurow Hall (Silver), 5:00 PM
Professor Tyler Volk will be giving a lecture on our global carbon conundrum.

Tuesday, February 19
Avoid Activist Burnout!
Kimmel 405, 6:30 PM
SEAL is hosting a workshop and book signing with author Hillary Retting, a successful activist who will speak about how to avoid activist burnout. Vegan food, of course, will also be provided.

Saturday, February 9
Trip to the American Museum of Natural History!
Meet in the lobby of Kimmel at 11 AM to go to brunch first (at Sacred Chow), or at 12 PM to just go to the museum
We will be going to see the special exhibit "Water: H20=Life" at the American Museum of Natural History. The price is listed as $16.50 for students (bring your NYU ID!), but it's possible you will be able to get in for the donation price of $11 (we don't know... bring more to be safe). The water exhibit will be especially interesting and useful, as we are helping to collaborate on a Green Grant Proposal that focuses on water use and conservation at NYU. For more info, visit the exhibit website. Join us for yummy brunch, too!

Thursday, January 31
Focus the Nation
Focus the Nation is a national teach-in engaging millions of students and citizens with political leaders and decision makers about Global Warming Solutions. Events will be happening around campus, so stay tuned for more details.

Wednesday, January 30
Next Earth Week planning meeting
Kimmel 7th Floor Lounge, 8 PM
Whether you've been to a few meetings or you've just decided you want to get involved, come get in on the action of planning Earth Week 2008 at NYU!

Tuesday, January 29
First EM Meeting of the Spring semester!
Kimmel 808, 8:00 PM
Come prepared with great ideas for the coming months!

Thursday, January 24
Panel: Climate Change Policy and Global Justice: Bridging the Gap
Kimball Hall, 246 Greene Street, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Come hear from women creating community initiatives and international policies that address climate change and promote human rights and social justice. Please RSVP to interadvocacy at Earth Matters will be cosponsoring this event with MADRE.

Wednesday, December 5
Earth Week Meeting
Kimmel 7th Floor Lounge, 8:30 PM
We will be having our second Earth Week planning meeting... many events are moving along nicely, but many more are still in the brainstorming stages, so please come and give us your valuable input!
Friday, November 30
Kimmel 803, 5:30 PM
EM will be hosting our second movie night of the semester, this time to watch "Biodome." Whether it's an old favorite or this will be your first time seeing the film, come watch (and eat!) with us!
Wednesday, November 28
Professor Michael Oppenheimer at NYU
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge, 5-6:30 pm
Every year, the Global Colloquium of University Presidents meets with the secretary general of the UN to talk about a specific policy issue. This year that policy issue is climate change, and NYU is hosting the meeting. The keynote address, by Professor Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton, will be open to the public and will be on "The Post-Kyoto Challenge: Can Policy Catch Up with Science?" This is a great opportunity, so if you are interested, RSVP to Chandra Osborne at chandra.osborne at by Monday, November 19.
Friday, November 16-Sunday, November 18
New York Student Climate Summit
This exciting event will bring campus and community organizers to Cornell University to plan a statewide strategy to pressure Albany to pass a bill that will mandate 80% reductions in greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels by 2050. EM definitely waants in, and we'd love for you to join us... for now, you can visit this website or email Amanda Hass at amanda.hass at for more info.
Wednesday, November 7
Sustainable NYC: Post Carbon Cities Presentation
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 204, 6-7:30 pm
Daniel Lerch, author of "Post Carbon Cities," the first major municipal guidebook on peak oil and global warming, will give a presentation covering the following topics: the changing energy and climate contexts of the 21st century; the facts and fiction surrounding 'peak oil'; what energy uncertainty means for cities, and why local governments in particular should take action on it; the parallel and evolving threat of 'climate uncertainty,' and what it means for cities and their local governments; what 'early actor' cities in the U.S. have already done in response to energy uncertainty; and recommendations for what local governments should do about the combined threat challenge of 'energy and climate uncertainty.' This event is co-sponsored by the Wagner Transportation Association, the Urban Planning Student Association, Wagner Environmental Policy and Action, the Environmental Law Society, and the Sierra Club of New York.
Saturday, November 3
Step it Up comes to WSP!
Washington Square Park, 12-2 pm
More precise details are yet to come, but on Saturday, November 3rd, there will be a giant rally in Washington Square Park calling on our politicians to support emissions reductions and a moratoriuim on all coal-fired power plants. This is an event you will not want to miss. Check out the Step it Up website for more info, and keep checking back here to find out more about EM's involvement with the event.
Friday, November 2-Monday, November 5
Youth Climate Conference in MD
On November 2, 2007, thousands of young adults will converge on Washington, D.C. for Power Shift 2007, the first national youth summit to solve the climate crisis. Youth of all backgrounds will use their experience from local and state level climate change movements to create a fresh, positive, and inspiring vision of the future, one focused on our potential to overcome the challenges of the 21st century, build a clean energy economy, achieve energy independence, create millions of green jobs, increase global equity, and revitalize the American economy. Although our Step it Up rally will be going on at the same time, NYU is going to send a delegation to the Power Shift conference, so if you're interested, please attend a meeting on Wednesday, October 17 at 5 pm on the 7th floor of Kimmel to discuss transportation, housing, and registration.
Friday, October 26
Sustainable NYC: Congestion Pricing Panel
Puck Building, 2nd floor, 12-1:30 pm
A panel of leading experts from the public sector and academia will discuss the merits and shortcomings of a congestion pricing program in New York City. Topics that will be addressed include city planning, public policy, economics, public health, sustainability and social equity. This event is co-sponsored by the Wagner Transportation Association, the Urban Planning Student Association and the Wagner Environmental Policy Alliance. RSVP here.
Tuesday, October 23
Greenmarket Speaker!
Kimmel 808, 8 pm
At our October 23rd meeting, we will have a special guest, Gabrielle from Greenmarket, the program of the Council on the Environment of NYC that puts on all those awesome farmers markets around the city. Gabrielle will be showing us a video called "The Cost of Food" by the Sierra Club, talking about Greenmarket, and even bringing some fresh Greenmarket food!
Thursday, October 18
College Democrats Environmental Networking Event
Kimmel Solarium (4th floor), 7:30 pm (NOT 9:30 AS PREVIOUSLY LISTED)
This will be a party featuring representatives from environmental clubs and groups from NYU and NYC. In addition to Earth Matters, you can meet representatives from NYU's Sustainability task force, Footprint Forward, and Green Arch, as well as local and national organizations including the Rain Forest Alliance, BioTour, and New York League of Conservation Voters. Free mocktails and finger foods. Cocktail attire optional (though highly encouraged).
Monday, October 15
Climate Change at High Latitudes
Jurow Lecture Hall, 1st Floor Silver Center, 6:00 PM
NYU Sustainability Task Force invites you to the next event in its Educating for Sustainability lecture series, "Climate Change at High Latitudes: The Importance of Uncertainty, Variability, and Complex Feedbacks." RSVP here (appreciated, but not required).
Tuesday, October 9
Guest Speaker!
Kimmel 808, 8 pm
Joining us at our general meeting on October 9 will be John Shegerian, Co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Electronics Recyclers, an Electronic Waste collector and recycler, specializing in the environmentally safe and socially responsible dismantling of electronic items such as computers, televisions and monitors. Electronic Recyclers is recognized as the Number One Electronic Waste Recycler in the state of California and one of the largest in North America. An NYU alum, John will be speaking out electronics recycling and other issues pertinent to our fall advocacy campaign.
Monday, September 24
Earth Matters does dinner
Hayden Dining Hall, 6pm
Join the Earth Matters e-board as we feast on sustainable and quite possibly vegetarian campus dining fare. Basically, an excuse to stuff our faces with ecologically-sound dinner items, courtesy of our meal plans. Mmmmm.
Wednesday and Thursday, September 19 and 20
Earth Matters + POM = Free tea!
Schwartz Plaza (between Bobst and the Welcome Center) 11am-5pm
Earth Matters, along with a little help from POM Tea, will be encouraging recycling! Stop by with an old bottle to be recycled, and get a POM tea! Sounds like a good deal to us!
Monday, September 17
NYU Strategic Planning Open House
Hemmerdinger Hall (100 Washington Sq. East) 4pm-8pm
All members of the NYU community are invited to be part of the University's strategic space planning initiative - NYU Plans 2031 - to address our academic needs and physical development over the next few decades. Come and meet the team who will be working on the plan. Let them hear your thoughts about the neighborhood in which you live, work, and go to school and how NYU can have a positive impact on its future. (Extra EM points if you voice your opinion about something sustainability-related!)
Monday, September 17
Screening of the HBO Documentary "Too Hot Not to Handle"
Cantor Film Center (36 E. 8th Street)
Viewings will be at 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM, and best of all, it's free!

Thursday, September 6
Club Fair
Coles Sports Center 2-7 pm
Stop by and see what Earth Matters is all about! Get more info on meetings and upcoming events.

2006-2007 Events