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April 16, 2010 - April 28, 2010

EARTH WEEK 2010 features exciting programs, volunteer opportunities and events as part of the month long celebration of NYUís commitment to sustainability. Scroll down to learn more and register for Earth Week and Earth April events.

Friday, April 16, 2010

FRESH Movie Screening

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet. Sponsored in part by Two Birds, One Stone.
Kimmel Center, 900 Series (905/907)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Gardening at East New York Farms

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
East New York Farms is an urban farm and community-based organization in a predominantly Caribbean neighborhood in East New York. Youíll have a chance to get your hands dirty on the farm, check out their farmersí market, and learn about their awesome community organizing and youth empowerment. Sponsored by Sustainable Silver.
Meet in the Lobby of the Kimmel Center at 10:30 AM or
at East New York Farms at 11 AM (613 New Lots Ave, Brooklyn via 3 train)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sustainability: The New Economic Model for the 21st Century

6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Sustainability: The New Economic Model for the 21st Century is a public panel with global distinguished Professor Sophia Kalantzakos. Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program.
Silver Building, 100 Washington Square East, Room 713

SEA Speaker Series' Earth Week: Stern Alumni Daniel Katz on the Environment

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Join Stern Alumni Daniel Katz, Co-Founder of the Rainforest Alliance and Senior Program Director of The Overbrook Foundation, a discussion about about how individuals and organizations can act differently to make a tangible difference on the planet. Sponsored by the Stern Social Enterprise Association.
Kaufman Management Center, 44 West Fourth Street, M1-70, Gitlow Amphitheater

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SEA Speaker Series' Earth Week: A Panel on Water Use, Water Supply and Climate Change with SPN

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Water is a basic human right, but potable water has become increasingly scarce due to pollution, industrial development and climate change. We are in the midst of serious energy and water problems; the two issues are closely linked. The panel will examine what water conservation measures are being implemented by governments and corporations. In addition, it will address what citizens can do to ensure that this important resource is being preserved and protected for the public good. Sponsored by the Stern Social Enterprise Association.
Kaufman Management Center, 44 West Fourth Street, 1-100 Commons

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Take The Pledge

All Day
Take the pledge to turn off your computer each night, cut your showers down by 2 minutes, or create your own initiative. Free bEARTHday cupcake for your Pledge.
Sponsored by Aramark.
All Dining Locations

Walk for Water - Over the Brooklyn Bridge

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Aveda Walk for Water is a 6 kilometer walk held in cities around the world to raise awareness and funding for clean water organizations. Join NYC in walking 6 kilometers – the average distance women in developing nations have to walk every day for clean water.
For more information visit:
Walks Begins/Ends at 1 Centre St (4, 5, 6 Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Subway Station)

Earth Day Street Fair

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, come rock the block with us! In true street fair/block party fashion, there will be local artists, musicians including Total Slacker, green organizations, interactive booths, and food. Bring your whites for free tie dying, and grab some free dosas from the famous NY Dosas cart!
Washington Place (Between Washington Sq E and Greene St)

Earth Day Banquet

8:00 PM
The Earth Day Banquet combines a delicious vegan dinner with a panel presentation from keynote speaker Andrew Revkin of the New York Times blog, Dot Earth, and panel speakers Karen Washington of Just Food, and Amanda Park Taylor of The L Magazine. In the spirit of sustainability, please bring your own reusable glass, plate, and utensils.
Kimmel Center, 4th Floor, E&L Auditorium

Friday, April 23, 2010

Field Trip to Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

10:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Join students from NYU and PS 124 on a visit to Stone Barns Farm in Tarrytown, NY, an environmentally conscious farm in the Hudson River Valley. Students from PS 124 will be paired with an NYU student to take a tour of the farm and learn about community-based food production of local produced organic and sustainable foods. The group will meet at the Kimmel Center, 7th Floor at 10:00 AM.
To sign-up, visit the Center for Student Activities, Leadership & Service, Kimmel 704.
NYU Only. Cost $5.

New York City Bicycling: Past Present and Future

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join the City Cycling club at NYU for a panel conversation with a range of urban cycling experts who will discuss their views on the development of cycling in New York City and its prospects for the future. Speakers include representatives from city agencies, non-profit advocacy groups, local bike-shops, and fellow students.
Kimmel Center, Room 802

Green Student Showcase

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Green Student Showcase is a panel of undergraduate students, not limited to environmental studies majors, presenting environmental projects they have worked on over the past year. Come get informed, come get inspired, come support your fellow students in their environmental endeavors!
Kimmel Center, 400 Series (405/406)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hands On New York Day

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
New York Cares is looking for 5,000 volunteers to give our city's public spaces a good spring greening on the 16th Annual Hands On New York Day. Please join us as we clean and revitalize 100 parks, gardens, playgrounds, community centers, and schools citywide and plant 20,000 trees in partnership with MillionTreesNYC. Please bring a MetroCard and a sack lunch. Breakfast will be provided.
Meet at the Kimmel Center, 7th Floor

Off the Grid 2010: A Sustainable Music Festival

3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
An outdoor music festival run "off-the-grid" on a solar-powered, recycled stage on the East River! Come join us for a day of fun and environmental education! Student clubs, nonprofit organizations, and partners will be on hand providing educational exhibitions and giveaways. There will also be an art exhibit featuring local, environmentally minded artists. Music lineup: MCing by Andrew WK, Cold Cave and featuring a Special Guest. Free and open to the public. Co-Sponsored by NYU Program Board
Solar One, 23rd Street and the East River

Sunday, April 25, 2010


1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Price: One bag of clothing.
Swap-a-Palooza is a clothing swap focused on reducing your environmental impact through exchanging gently used clothes and accessories instead of buying new things. Bring a bag of clothes to swap and leave with something new! The Swap will also feature do-it-yourself design stations to make your new wardrobe one-of-a-kind.
Kimmel Center, Room 802

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Environmental Studies Capstone Presentations on "Sustainability in Higher Education and the Greening of NYU"

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Student teams present senior Capstone research projects that address environmental challenges facing the university. Project presentations focus on solutions to the most pressing issues affecting NYU's environmental performance, including recommendations to the NYU Sustainability Task Force and key decision-makers. Presentation topics include: "Improving NYU's Climate Action Plan," "A Waste Reduction Strategy for NYU," "Strengthening Environmental Assessment," and "Effective Behavior Change and Engagement."
Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, Room 507

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
H204U is a qualitative research project designed to investigate how people understand water and why they drink the type of water(s) they drink, be it tap water, filtered water, or bottled water. For effective environmental activism, activists have to understand their audiences and the problems they are trying to solve. H204U begins to describe some of the depth and tensions within the culture of bottled water consumption at NYU and recommends ways to reduce and even ban bottled water on campus.
Kimmel Center, Room 406


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Going Green & Saving Green On Your Film Set

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
As part of the NYU Fusion Film Festival, join Green Media Solutions and environmentally-conscious industry professionals from projects such as Away We Go, Baby Mama, and It's Complicated for a moderated discussion on how students can make their sets more sustainable without breaking the bank. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn more about a growing trend and necessity in the film and television industry.
For further information please contact:
721 Broadway, Room 006

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
through May 12, 2010

NYU Green Apple Move Out

NYU Green Apple Move Out open in all residence halls. Moving out this spring? Go Green and Give! The 3rd Annual NYU Green Apple Move Out begins its three-week collection drive to benefit Goodwill Industries of NYC and City Harvest. Collection areas will contain designated bins for your gently-used books, clothing and shoes, food (unopened, please), linens, techno-scrap, bicycles, furniture and small appliances.
For more information please visit


NYU's Celebration of Earth Day/Earth Week is brought to you by the Earth Week Student Planning Committee and by the Sustainability Task Force, Earth Matters, ASSBAC, Student Activities Board, Center for Student Activities, Leadership & Service , Office of Civic Engagement, Program Board, NYU Recycling, CHEFs for Schools, Teachers Without Borders, NYCares, NYC Parks Department, Environmental Studies Program, Oxfam Cruelty Free NYU, Sustainable Silver, 7A Student Council, Goddard Green Stream, City Cycling, Kimmel Operations, Two Birds One Stone, Greeks Go Green, Solar One, H2O4U