The Go Green Week was an NYU student-led initiative that aims to raise awareness to the environmental issues that our world is facing, and promote behavior that will help to solve them. This week looked to inspire students to take action, through a variety of events covering animal protection, ecological businesses, environmental NGOs, food production, and sustainable development. Besides holding events to promote this cause, the Go Green Week recruited ambassadors to help get as many people as possible to commit to a plant-based diet for a week. This Go Green Challenge offered participants a choice between becoming vegetarian, vegan, or raw-vegan for just one week.
The events that comprised Go Green Week at the NYU campuses across the world were a product of student clubs collaborating with each other. The initiative started at NYU Shanghai in 2015 and has now taken place in other NYU Global Sites.
Friday, April 21 -
Saturday, April 22
See below for a listing of events.
Monday, April 17 - Swap your plastic bottles for a reusable NYU DC bottle - @NYUDC Lobby
All Week - Go Vegan or Vegetarian for the Week Contest
A discussion included NYU faculty, students, and professionals on what proposed budget cuts by the Administration mean for science.
Nick Conger has been working on environmental and energy issues in Washington, DC since 2007. Prior to his current role as press secretary in the federal communications office at the Natural Resources Defense Council, Nick served in two positions at the Environmental Protection Agency from July 2013-January 2017, first as communications director for the enforcement and compliance program, and then later as an adviser in Administrator Gina McCarthy's public affairs office focusing on transportation and climate issues. Prior to his time in the Obama Administration, Nick was at World Wildlife Fund and Edelman Public Relations working with major companies on strategies to reduce their business impact on the environment.
Stephanie Epner serves on former Secretary of State John Kerry's Policy Planning Staff as a speechwriter to the Secretary at the Truman National Security Project. She joined the State Department from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she led the speechwriting efforts for then-Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. Prior to her appointment at EPA, Stephanie was a writer and communications strategist at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. She has also worked in strategic government relations, advising domestic and international clients on comprehensive political strategy. Stephanie graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University.
11:00 am - March for Science: Rally and March on the National Mall; March starts at 2pm
11:30am -12:20pm - Teach-In at NYU Tent on the National Mall
4:30 pm - Open Forum “Debrief” at the NYU DC - 1307 L Street, NW Lobby
6:30 pm - DuPont Underground Science and Art Exhibition and Reception
Science, scientists, and evidence-based policymaking are under attack. Budget cuts, censorship of researchers, disappearing datasets and threats to dismantle government agencies harm us all, putting our health, food, air, water, climate, and jobs at risk. The March for Science is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments.
NYU faculty and students debriefed after the march and discussed further action to protect the sciences.