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NYU Bike Share Pilot Program
In 2008, undergrad students Lindsi Seegmiller and Julia Ehrman spearheaded an effort to test the viability of a bikesharing program at NYU, which gave rise to the current NYU BikeShare program used today by thousands of university students, staff, and faculty.
A month-long competition in residence halls to reduce electricity consumption with real-time online tracking of electricity use.
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.
OurGoods is a skills and objects bartering network designed to connect students and alumni across disciplines.
Media Production Sustainability Videos
The NYU Media Production office produced videos for NYU's Sustainability Task Force.
Web News Videos (Parts 1 & 2)
Produced professional videos of sustainability lectures and events for archiving, education and future broadcasting.
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.
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.
Drama Green Initative
DGI eliminates resource waste and sets sustainability standards in Tisch's department of Drama.
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.
Student Food Cooperative at NYU
Making healthy and sustainability-sourced food accessible to the local and greater community.
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.
Generating electricity through revolving doors in high traffic buildings, such as Bobst Library, for the sake of raising awareness of renewable energy.
Green Map Project
Created an educational and research resource of local natural, cultural, social justice, and green living maps.
Grow, Cook, Eat, Learn
Engaged elementary school students to think about what they eat, and where it comes from.
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.
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.
Enertiv: Circuit-Level Energy Monitoring at NYU
This project aims to install hardware that tracks circuit-level energy usage information to drive behavioral change in the Third North residence hall and the NYU Community as a whole.
Rubin Residence Hall RA Jesse Truong will host a "sustainability dinner" for residents where Office of Sustainability staff will present about waste at NYU and teach best practices for dealing with food waste.
Make Way for Monarchs
This project's goal is to plant milkweed in NYU green spaces in order to support the migrating populations of Monarch Butterflies who pass through Manhattan on their fall and spring migrations.
Connect Music Festival for NYU Unplugged
Providing a music festival for the winning residence hall of NYU Unplugged Spring 2014
Kimmel Herbalmania - Edibles for All
Explores growing edible plants at NYU and demonstrates how to healthfully and deliciously use them.
The Bellflower is a kinetic sculpture that runs on solar power and biomimetically resembles an opening flower.
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.
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.