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April 16, 2009 - April 26, 2009

EARTH WEEK 2009 features exciting programs, volunteer opportunities and events as part of the month long celebration of NYU’s commitment to sustainability. Scroll down to learn more and register for Earth Week and Earth April events.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Discussion on Climate Justice and Prospects for the Copenhagen Protocol

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Join the NYU Environmental Law Society and Stuart Beck, Ambassador for the Permanent Mission of the United Nations to Palau for a presentation on climate justice from the perspective of the Small Island Developing States. Q & A and informal reception will follow.
NYU School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, Room 204

Women of Excellence, Strength, and Tenacity Presents:

8:00 PM
Hip-hop concert to celebrate Earth Day featuring Kidz in the Hall, NYLE, and Amanda Diva. The concert will be hosted by Peter Rosenberg and DJ Tony Touch. Tickets on sale at Ticket Central, $5 with NYU or gov't issued ID. Must have NYU ID to purchase advance tickets, limit 2 advanced tickets per NYU ID.
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, 4th Floor

Friday, April 17, 2009

CHEFs for Schools Visit to Stone Barns Farm

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Join CHEFs for Schools for an afternoon at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture. Only a 45 minute drive from Manhattan Stone Barns offers 80 acres of gardens, pastures, and woods. Come out and enjoy a day of fun-filled, eco-friendly, country life!
Register at the Office of Student Activities
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, 7th Floor, Front Desk
Fee: $10 (non-refundable) includes lunch, transportation, and admission to the farm

Saturday, April 18, 2009

NYU Environmental Law Society; Beach Clean-up with Hudson Park River Trust and Friends of Hudson River Park - Volunteer

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Team up with volunteers from Friends of Hudson River Park to clean up trash and detritus on the beach alongside the Hudson River. Gloves, tools, water and snacks will be provided, so come out to help keep our beaches clean and free of debris.
For further details RSVP to:

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wagner Environmental Policy and Action (WEPA); Green Boroughs Walking Tour

12:45 PM
Discover the greener side of NYC with the Green Boroughs Walking Tour! Join Wagner alumnus Les Judd for a fabulous tour of the East village and Lower East Side. See the newest, coolest and greenest retail stores, restaurants, community gardens and other NYC Green hotspots.
Tours starts at 12:45 PM at BirdBath Bakery, 223 1st Avenue @ 13th Street. RSVP required to:
Fee: General Public - $25; Full-Time Students - $15 (NYU students receive a $5 subsidy from WEPA, so your cost is only $10!)

Monday, April 20, 2009

WEPA; Beyond the Boroughs: Translating PlaNYC for Other Places

12:00 – 2:00 PM
Mayor Bloomberg announced PlaNYC on Earth Day in 2007 to provide a guide for NYC’s future growth. The plan addresses ambitious goals in the areas of land, water, transportation, air, energy, and climate change. Ultimately, the plan aims to reduce New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions by 30%. As the implementation of the plan continues, can the framework be utilized in other cities?
Puck Center, 295 Lafayette Street @ Houston Street, Mulberry Conference Room

The Hazards of Gas Extraction with Anne Marie Garti

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Join this incredibly knowledgeable activist for a discussion and info session about the history of gas drilling and important recent changes in legislation and technologies, as well as the environmental and public health impacts of gas drilling. Ms. Garti is a renowned educator, groups are encouraged to participate and get involved with various aspects of the outreach and legislative work being created now.
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, 905-907

Monday, April 20 –
Friday, April 24, 2009

WEPA; E-Waste Drive, Wagner, 2nd Floor Lobby, Puck Building

Bring your E-Waste to this week-long collection: CD’s, diskettes, DVD’s, ink cartridges, cell phones, videotapes, pagers, PDA’s and “byte-sized” technotrash welcome.

Tuesday, April 21 –
Thursday, April 23, 2009

NYU Open Green Map Project

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
It's Earth Week...How will YOU make a difference in your community? What sustainability resources and local green living sites can you put on the map? Come explore the new Open Green Map social mapping platform. Learn more about NYU's sustainability sites and green options around campus and make a long-term contribution to greening the community by enhancing this interactive map with your own suggestions and insights. For more information:
Bobst Library Data Studio, 70 Washington Square South, 6th Floor

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Beating Long Odds: A New Global Deal on Climate Change

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
On the eve of Earth Day, join us for a lecture by Cameron Hepburn, senior research fellow at the University of Oxford's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Dr. Hepburn will deliver an address based on his paper, "A New Global Deal on Climate Change," which was cowritten with Nicholas Stern and appeared in the Oxford Review of Economic Policy.
Gould Welcome Center, 50 West 4th St., 1st Floor Barasch Theater

YERT: An Environmental Documentary in the Making!

7:00 PM
Featuring a presentation and Q&A by Ben and Julie Evans. "YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip" is a groundbreaking, 50-state, year-long, new-media eco-documentary adventure exploring sustainability (the good, the bad, and the weird) in every state in the country with humor and substance.
Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street, Room 101
For more information about YERT visit:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day Street Fair

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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 and share your ideas. Featuring Music by Long Haul and Steinhardt Undergraduate Student Performers.
Washington Place between Greene Street and Washington Square East

WEPA; Earth Day Talk

12:00 PM
Join WEPA for a talk on either Antarctica Conservation Policy and Law or Whales and Whaling given by Howard Schiffman of Islands First and Clinical Associate Professor of Global Affairs at NYU.
Puck Center, 295 Lafayette Street @ Houston Street, Mulberry Conference Room

Green Grants Info Session

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This info session will help you prepare for the launch of the third annual Green Grants - competitively awarded funds for campus projects that improve NYU’s environmental performance, advance applied research goals, and foster a campus culture of sustainability. All NYU students, faculty, and staff are eligible.

» Learn more - check out videos, links and other info about recent Green Grants projects.
Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, Jurow Lecture Hall

Green Grants Project Symposium

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Come join us to learn more about the 23 innovative “Green Grant” projects awarded last year to NYU students, faculty and staff. Presentations from project leaders, multimedia projections, posters, and more will be on display, and snacks and refreshments will be served.
Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, Jurow Lecture Hall and Silverstein Lounge

Eat and Greet (Minus the Meat): A sustainable dinner and discussion

6:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Under the moderation of NYU Professor Tyler Volk, and speakers Professor J. W. Regan of NYU, Andrew Kropf, manager of Migliorelli Farms, and keynote Bruce Friedrich, Vice President of PeTA explore the environmental impacts of what goes on your plate. Come meet and mingle with environmental faculty, local professionals, and other curious students over a FREE vegan dinner.
60 Washington Square South (Kimmel Center), 10th Floor Rosenthal Pavilion

Thursday, April 23, 2009

King Corn

6:00 PM
Join Earth Matters for a great documentary and vegetarian/vegan pizza! King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.
Green Dorm TV Lounge (40 East 7th Street, Basement)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Green Roof Volunteer Opportunity

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Join the Office of Student Activities on a trip to the Fieldston School in Riverdale, New York, a progressive private high school, to work on their green roof project with high school biology students. The green roof at the Fieldston School is both a living classroom for students and also serves to insulate the building thus reducing the need for heating and air conditioning. The green roof also provides more green space and helps reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.  Join us for this trip to learn more about this bold project.

WEPA; 20-20-20 Vision: Economic Solutions to the Climate Crisis

12:00 PM
Climate change is a global problem that demands a global solution. The United States contributes 20% of current greenhouse gas emissions, China contributes another 20, and global deforestation accounts for the last 20. All three are crucial elements in addressing the climate crisis, and economics can help smooth the path toward forging responses. Gernot Wagner of the Environmental Defense Fund will speak.
Puck Center, 295 Lafayette Street, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor

EarthFair at Grand Central Station Volunteer Opportunity

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Volunteer with the Office of Student Activities in cooperation with Earth Day New York during the annual Earth Fair at Grand Central Station. Volunteers will assist with activities for children such as face-painting and games.

University Settlement Earth Day Celebration – Volunteer

2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
University Settlement’s annual Earth Day celebration will take place Friday, April 24 with 75 – 100 of their afterschool youth. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, event staffing and breakdown. Don’t miss this exciting and interactive afternoon.

MS391 Nutrition Workshop - Volunteer

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Join CHEFs for Schools at MS391 in the Bronx to volunteer for a FUN and REWARDING nutrition workshop! We are conducting an African themed meal preparation demonstration for 30-50 middle school students. We're looking for one competent and motivated demonstrator (CookShop participants) per 6 children and a number of volunteers to help set up, run and breakdown the event.

The Jazz Mandolin Project: How Much Land Does a Man Need?

8:00 PM
Leo Tolstoy's famous short story, "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" is retold through narration, music and video footage from across the USA. Ticket Prices: General Admission: $25; NYU Students: $12; NYU Faculty/Staff/Alum: $22. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit:

Still We Ride

8:30 PM
Please join us in screening "Still We Ride!", a documentary about the Critical Mass movement. Along with the screening will be plenty of pizza (vegan included!) and a Q&A session post-movie with Times Up! executive director Bill DiPaola.
60 Washington Square South (Kimmel Center), Room 802

Saturday, April 25, 2009

NYCares "Hands on New York Day" – Volunteer

8:45 AM – 3:00 PM
Register today for the annual NYCares “Hands on New York Day. Volunteers will participate in this citywide planting of 20,000 trees.

"The Rescue" - Volunteer

2:00 PM Washington Square Park
On April 25th, people all over the country will gather to raise awareness about the ongoing conflict in Northern Uganda and now the Democratic Republic of Congo and Southern Sudan, caused by the rebel group: the Lord's Resistance Army. This sleepover event, "The Rescue," is created by Invisible Children and will begin at 3 PM Saturday, April 25th in Central Park (please pack accordingly). NYU students will meet at the south east corner of Washington Square Park (opposite Starbucks) at 2:00 PM and travel together for “The Rescue” in Central Park. For more information about the event visit: and RSVP on Facebook

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Earth Week Swap-a-Palooza

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Swap-a-Palooza is a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops which feature creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing. Bring a bag of old clothing and get ready to swap and alter with the help of local artists.
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium


Monday, April 13, 2009

Damming Patagonia

6:30 PM
Dr. Hernan Sandoval is President of the Corporacion Chile Ambiente, and one of the leaders in the fight for a dam-free Patagonia. Dr. Sandoval began his career as a surgeon at the University of Chile, and while in exile during the Pinochet dictatorship worked for the World Health Organization in Africa and Latin America. After returning to Chile he led the effort to reform the national health system, and later served as Ambassador to France. For more information please visit:"
19 University Place, Room 102

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Green Alumni Networks “Green Living” Event

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Green Alumni Network is hosting a panel discussion on "How to go Green.” Recent alumni will lead this fun informal panel discussion about going green in their own lives and sharing their sustainability initiatives. Following the panel discussion we will break into small discussion groups examining how individual action can contribute to sustainability.
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Rooms 905-907

Environmental Studies Capstone Presentation: The Greening of NYU

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Students will present on three semester-long, applied research projects concerning the greening of NYU. The topics are: environmental assessment; buildings and climate change; and environmental education. The Capstone is a problem-based, project-oriented, collaborative course for senior Environmental Studies majors. The presentation will detail their research findings, and propose next steps for improving the greening of universities.
Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, Room 411