New York University will participate in the 45th annual Earth Day festivities with a month-long celebration and tribute with eco-friendly events including hiking and biking trips, an Earth Day Street Fair, film & lectures, green projects, and the ever-popular environmentally friendly clothing swap. All events are free and open to the public. Some events require a RSVP.


Clothing Swap, Lectures, and an Earth Day Street Fair Top the Week’s Activities

All events are free and open to the public. Some events require a RSVP.


Media Inquiries Only: For information on events, or for story queries, please contact Christopher James at 212.998.6876 or

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fair Food Fest
6-8pm in Kimmel 905/907
Come join Oxfam, Earth Matters' Real Food Challenge, and many other campus clubs and enjoy delicious, free, real food from 6:00-8:00pm in Kimmel 905/907. Make your own hummus with Yovel at the Fair Food Fest, 6:30 - 7:30pm. RSVP Required.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bike to Brooklyn
10:45am in Third North Courtyard
Join us for a phenomenal trek to Prospect Park (~15 miles) *moderate NYC cycling experience is required!* BYOB (bring your own bike). If you don't have one, sign up for the NYU Bike Share online to take one out for the day.

Monday, April 14, 2014

NYU Wagner School: Market- Based Approaches to Climate Change

11am-1:30pm in Rice Conference Room, Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street

A panel of experts from government, the nonprofit sector, and academia will explore the development of environmental markets, and examine a number of market-based and economy-wide options for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon taxes, cap and trade programs, voluntary carbon markets, and the use of renewable energy innovations. Following the discussion, there will be the opportunity to network and exchange ideas. Appetizers will be served.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gallatin Greening Committee Panel
12:30-1:45 pm in Gallatin 527
The Gallatin Greening Committee is hosting a discussion between NYU faculty members about how the history of science, environmentalism, and ecology has impacted and continues to impact the progress of the modern environmental movement and environmental activism. Hear from scholars who have dedicated their lives to the living history that is environmentalism, and have the opportunity to engage in a dynamic discussion about where the global environmental movement is headed.

Clothing Swap
6-9pm in Kimmel 802
Celebrate Earth Month with Oxfam NYU by bringing in a bag of your old clothes and swapping for some new treasures! Can’t part with your clothes? Feel free to drop off shoes, accessories, or anything else you’d like to share.

Green Action Night
6-8pm in Kimmel 903
Want to change the world but don't know how? Join Earth Matters as we pursue solutions to national environmental problems. In two hours, we'll learn how to change the world.

Public Lecture with James McWilliams and Mia MacDonald: 'Animals and the Environment: the Future of Food & the Ethics of What We Eat'

6pm in Kimmel 803

This conversational panel will discuss the current state of empirical research on agriculture and the environment, with a special focus on the role of animals in this conversation. Topics include the natural resource and ethical implications of these recent trends and the state of policy and public dialogue. Proposed solutions that rely on local and nonindustrial production have their own downsides. This panel will discuss the impacts, viability, and ethical concerns that arise with these solutions. This event is co-hosted by the NYU Animal Studies Initiative and Environmental Studies Program.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

“Do the Math”
6:30-9:30pm in KC 914
Do The Math: The Movie, a short documentary film about the rising movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry. The film features students from NYU who are calling on President Sexton and the Board of Trustees to stop investing our endowment in coal, oil, and natural gas. Find out how you can get involved in the growing movement for climate justice. Sponsored by NYU Divest: Go Fossil Free, GSAS Student Government, and Earth Matters.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Manhattan: Past, Present, and Future -- A talk with Eric Sanderson
6-8pm in Kimmel 802
Eric Sanderson is the senior conservation ecologist at the NYC Wildlife Conservation Society and author of several books. Come and enjoy a night of conversation as he talks about Manhattan's past, present, and future environment. Joining us will be students from Columbia University's Student Council on Sustainable Development. Following the talk, there will be a short round-table discussion about the future of sustainability on college campuses.

Commag Movie Screening: The Greenhorns
6:30-9pm in Bobst, Avery Room
Join The Community Agriculture Club for a screening of The Greenhorns, a documentary film that explores the lives of new young farmers across the nation. Come to be inspired and hopefully recruited into the world of farming, like us!


9-10pm in Kimmel 802

Turn off your lights and unplug your appliances in your room for NYU's Earth Hour, and then during that hour come join us in Kimmel for entertainment and food! Sponsored by the NYU EcoReps and co-sponsored by the Earth Week Planning Committee.

Friday, April 19, 2014
Volunteer with Earth Matters at Central Park:


9am-1pm in front of Kimmel

Help clean up Central Park! Activities include taking out weeds, raking, setting mulch, and more. Tools and water are provided by the Central Park Conservancy. RSVP required.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hiking the Turkey and Pyramid Mountains with Earth Matters
Celebrate spring and Earth Month with a 10-mile hike through the Turkey and Pyramid Mountains! RSVP required.

Monday, April 21, 2014

“Asparagus: Stalking the American Life”
6pm in Bobst, Avery Room
For 30 years, Oceana County Michigan has been the Asparagus Capital of the World. Now its spear-struck residents and family farms take on the U.S. War on Drugs, Free Trade and a Fast Food Nation, all to save their beloved roots. Co-writer/producer/director Anne de Mare will attend for a Q/A after.

Global Climate –Local Initiatives
6-9pm SCPS 7 east 12th street, room 321

This panel ties in with NYU Earth Week and the DCoM seminar on 'Engaged and Participatory Media'. Leaders from across NYU will discuss initiatives to empower students with opportunities to support a sustainable future.  Refreshments will be served  The event is free & open to the public  Picture ID required  Reservations:

Earth Day 2014—Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day Street Fair
12-5 at LaGuardia Pl.
A day of festivities! Solar-powered music! Tasty food! Organizations from around NYU and NYC will be celebrating the 44th annual Earth Day on Laguardia Street between Kimmel and Bobst. Come join the party!

Educating for Sustainability Lecture Series
6:30 - 8pm in 19 University Place, Room 102
NYU’s Educating for Sustainability lecture series is pleased to announce a presentation by NYU’s very own Dale Jamieson on “Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed – and What It Means for Our Future”. Dale Jamieson explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do. The Educating for Sustainability lecture series is presented by NYU’s Environmental Studies and the NYU Office of Sustainability. RSVP Requested.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Miranda Martinez and “Power at the Roots: Gentrification, Community Gardens, and the Puerto Ricans of the Lower East Side”
11-12:15pm in Gallatin 527
Gallatin Greening Committee encourages you all to come and join them in listening as the author, Miranda Martinez, joins Marie Cruz Soto's class "Narrating Memory, History, and Place" to engage in a conversation about her book Power at the Roots: Gentrification, Community Gardens, and the Puerto Ricans of the Lower East Side. The book can be found online through the NYU libraries.

Film Screening: Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
5-7pm in Kimmel 802
Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet it has become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Come join Earth Matters for a screening of the film and a Q&A with the director.

Picklemaking with Yovel
8-10pm in Kimmel 802
Make your own pickles with Yovel! RSVP required.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Day of Interfaith Youth Service
12-4pm at the Harlem Success Community Garden, 118 W 134th St
Join Earth Matters, Yovel,, and students from across New York for an interfaith volunteering event at a community garden in Harlem! RSVP required.

Hiking the Gunk Mountains with Earth Matters
Celebrate spring and Earth Month with a hike through the breathtaking Shawangunk Mountains! RSVP required.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Faith and the Earth: Spiritual Perspectives on Creation Care
8-9:30pm in GCASL 369
Come join Earthmatters, Yovel, and the Multifaith Advisory Council as we listen to representatives from five religions speak about their faiths’ connection to the environment.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Earth Matters’ End-of-Year Party
6-8pm Kimmel 903
Chillax with the Earth Matters crew. Good food, good people, good fun.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Yovel’s End-of-Year Party
8:30-10:30pm in GCASL 261
Massage. Food. Guitars. Need we say more?

NYU’s Celebration of Earth Week is sponsored in part by the Earth Month Planning Committee, as well as the NYU Office of Sustainability, Earth Matters!, the Environmental Studies Department, NYU Program Board, NYU Food Studies, and the Environmental Studies Club.

About the NYU Office of Sustainability--NYU launched its sustainability efforts in 2006 with the creation of Sustainability Task Force formed by faculty, students, staff and administration to galvanize NYU community to plan and take action towards sustainability in the way we live, operate, educate and innovate. The Office of Sustainability implements infrastructure projects, communication and engagement campaigns, and innovative programs to empower, inspire and guide the NYU community to achieve our goals for sustainable practices and culture.

EarthDay Street Fair

EarthDay Street Fair

Press Contact

Christopher James
Christopher James
(212) 998-6876