NYU President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming today named Cecil Scheib to lead the University’s sustainability efforts.
Some at NYU's Climate Action Conference in March interpreted the environmental cause as a spiritual, moral, and religious duty.
Lecture: “What We Waste”, the annual Earth Week Street Fair, and “Global Go Green Week” Top the Activities
The Summit is a day of conversation and workshops about environmental and social sustainability in urban environments.
Two day conference is designed to facilitate multi-disciplinary conversations with environmental leaders and participants in order to develop concrete strategies for dealing with climate change. Speakers include Standing Rock’s Phyllis Young, environmentalist Bill McKibben, economist Jeffrey Sachs, scientist Michael Oppenheimer, former US General Wesley Clark, artist Marina Zurkow, and Senator Bernie Sanders via teleconference.
NYU formalized its sustainability efforts in 2006 with the creation of Sustainability Task Force formed by faculty, students, staff and administration to galvanize the NYU community to plan and take action towards sustainability in the way we live, operate, educate and innovate. Guided by the Office of Sustainability, NYU implements infrastructure projects, communication and engagement campaigns, and innovative programs to empower, inspire and guides our community to achieve our goals for sustainable practices and culture.
New York University continues to make sustainability a key initiative, with widespread support among students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
In developing NYUMicroAD, NYU aims to divert organic waste from landfills by turning table scraps into electricity and fertilizer with a high-impact, small footprint urban-scale bio-digester
New York University will participate in the 47th annual Earth Day festivities with a month-long celebration and tribute with eco-friendly events including a biking trip, an Earth Day Street Fair, lectures, green projects, Earth Matters Fair Food Fest, with panel discussion, and the film premier of Premier of Josh Fox’s “How to Let Go of the World”, co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability. Most events are free and open to the public. Some events require a RSVP.
Two thirds of urban farmers have a social mission that goes beyond food production and profits, finds new research led by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.