Zero Waste Week November 8-15

ZERO WASTE WEEK 2018 | NOVEMBER 8-15

Zero Waste Week takes place annually in November. During Zero Waste Week, the NYU Office of Sustainability hosts a series of events that raise awareness of waste and run the Zero Waste Challenge, where participants carry their own trash for a week.

Calling all artists: submit original artwork to the Zero Waste Art Exhibition. The submissions deadline is October 22.

Zero Waste Challenge Sign-up | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

10am-4pm | Kimmel Center, top of the stairs
Join the challenge and tow your own trash for one week.

Tour of Action Carting | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

8am-1pm | Meet in front of 740 Broadway
Ever wonder where our mixed recyclables go and how they are sorted? Come tour our carter's Material Recovery Facility and learn about the process. Register to attend the tour.


Zero Waste Art Exhibition and Contest | Opens MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Kimmel Center, 6th fl
This exhibit features pieces of artwork created by members of the NYU community, that provide a visual commentary on waste and/or uses recycled materials. Come by during the opening reception or throughout the week. Deadline to Submit: October. 22. This exhibit will be on display throughout November.

Clothing Swap with Earth Matters| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

6-7:30pm | Kimmel Center, Room 808
Join NYU’s Earth Matters for an all-genders clothing swap. Bring any gently worn clothing and trade with friends.

Ecopreneurs: Solving Everyday Waste Issues | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

12:30pm-2pm | Leslie eLab, 16 Washington Place (at Greene Street)
Join our panel of NYU students, faculty, and alumni who are tackling waste through entrepreneurial pursuits. These panelists have received Green Grant funding from the Office of Sustainability to launch innovative projects and initiatives that reduce waste. Lunch will be provided. Panelist include Ashwin Gopi, Production Operations, R&D for RISE, a company closing a loop in the food industry by upcycling spent grains from breweries to use as nutrient-rich flour; Jake Madoff, Co-Founder of TradeMade, an app for bartering goods and services; and more.

Zero Waste Challenge Wrap-up | AMERICA RECYCLES DAY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

3pm-6pm | Kimmel Center, top of the stairs
Stop by anytime between 3pm and 6pm to weigh the waste you’ve carried all week and see your impact. Participants will receive a prize and snacks will be served.

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