Stern Centralized Recycling
Stern students piloted removing trash bins from classrooms and pairing recycling bins with trash bins wherever there were trash bins - and found a 178% increase in recycling rates.
Psychology and the Environment Course
This project developed a Psychology and the Environment course at NYU.
Center for the Sustainable Built Environment
SBE provides a multidisciplinary, collaborative platform to foster innovation and advance the practice of sustainability in the real estate and construction industries through applied research, education, and outreach at NYU SCPS.
Two Birds, One Stone
A student run club dedicated to feeding the hungry and homeless population in New York City while reducing the amount of food wasted in NYU dining halls.
Copy Central Document Imaging Service
Helps the University save paper, storage space, and money with a professional scanning and archiving service available through NYU Copy Central.
Igoe Renewable Generation Project
Integrating data and purchasing equipment to bolster solar energy in ITP curricula.
A month-long competition in residence halls to reduce electricity consumption with real-time online tracking of electricity use.
NYU Green Lease
Provides guidelines and strategies for NYU staff to optimize the environmental performance of leases for rented properties.
Compost Collection at NYU Wagner
Piloting compost collection for events and in academic spaces at NYU Wagner.
Web News Videos (Parts 1 & 2)
Produced professional videos of sustainability lectures and events for archiving, education and future broadcasting.
H2O4U: Water Consumption Research
H204U studied why and how members of the NYU community choose and understand the water they drink.
NYU Green Spaces Plan
The Green Spaces Plan identified faculty and physical locations relevant to increasing the amount of food and greenery grown on-campus.
ITERRE: Initiative for Technical Education with Repurposed and Reused E-waste
ITERRE developed a portable curriculum for creating usable electronics from NYU-Poly's e-waste.
Media Production Sustainability Videos
The NYU Media Production office produced videos for NYU's Sustainability Task Force.
Drama Green Initative
DGI eliminates resource waste and sets sustainability standards in Tisch's department of Drama.
Student Food Cooperative at NYU
Making healthy and sustainability-sourced food accessible to the local and greater community.
LEDs for Stage and On-Location Film & Video Shoots
Modernizing lighting equipment on Tisch's Film & TV teaching soundstage
Evidence Based Conservation
Funding course development and student projects for an Evidence Based Conservation course.
Mental Construals & Environmental Commons Dilemmas
Investigating how thinking of the environment as part of one's own identity may affect one's decision-making.
NYU Urban Farm Lab
Steinhardt Food Studies faculty are piloting an urban farm between Houston St and Silver Towers. The farm will support urban agriculture courses, volunteers, tenant gardening, and research.
OurGoods is a skills and objects bartering network designed to connect students and alumni across disciplines.
Radiator enclosures to reduce energy waste and increase occupant comfort for cast-iron steam radiators.
How Possible is Net Zero for an NYU Building?
Researching the feasibility of constructing a building that uses no more energy than it creates.
EdenWorks is a NYU-Poly-founded startup focused on building sustainable urban food infrastructure for retail and commercial foodservice operations.
Climate Change: It's What's for Dinner | Environmental Impacts of Meat
Campaigning to decrease meat consumption in light of its heavy environmental impact - through cooking demos, food events, pledges, online resources and participation in Meatless Mondays.
Outdoor Environmental Leadership Program
Organized backpacking and outdoor trips alongside the CSALS Alternative Breaks program to teach students leadership through the lens of service while learning about environmental issues.
Green Map Project
Created an educational and research resource of local natural, cultural, social justice, and green living maps.
Bike to School
Jumpstarted NYU's biking initiatives with an abandoned bike recycling & training program and "Biking at NYU" report, which researched and justified future biking infrastructure improvements.
From French Fry Oil into Biodiesel Fuel
Evaluated vendors that can collect NYU's cooking oil waste and convert it to biodiesel fuel.
Greening the Gallatin School
Publicizing Gallatin's renovation, NYU's first LEED-certified green building project. NYU later adopted a standard of LEED Silver for all new construction projects.
Grow, Cook, Eat, Learn
Engaged elementary school students to think about what they eat, and where it comes from.
Connect Music Festival for NYU Unplugged
Providing a music festival for the winning residence hall of NYU Unplugged Spring 2014
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability: Transforming Curriculum in Higher Education
Developing a workshop for NYU faculty to learn about integrating sustainability themes into their teaching.
Greenpoint Growery: A Productive Garden
Feasibility evaluation and planning for a student-led greenroof project.
NYU Existing Building LEED Feasibility and Opportunity Analysis
Creating a database to help NYU discern which sustainable improvements will garner the greatest energy savings.
The Bellflower is a kinetic sculpture that runs on solar power and biomimetically resembles an opening flower.
Superstorm Research Lab
Research about how Superstorm Sandy changed thinking patterns in New York City.
Kimmel Herbalmania - Edibles for All
Explores growing edible plants at NYU and demonstrates how to healthfully and deliciously use them.
Ride Down Memory Lane
This project aimed to create an MP3 guided bike tour to educate participants on the history of NYU and promote environmentalism by including historical locations.
Greeks Go Green
This project intended to engage NYU's Greek communities around reducing their environmental impact, ultimately educating and mobilizing sororities and fraternities through events, advocacy opportunities, and a new set of "green" principles for Greek organizations.
Field Studies in Private Land Conservation
Field Studies aimed to introduce NYU undergraduates to outdoor private-partnership conservation preserves and their stewardship organizations. The program planned to visit five preserves in the academic year, using each location as a classroom to learn about the ecology, politics, and operations. This project did not manifest because the project leader left the university.