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.
10am-4pm | Kimmel Center, top of the stairs
Join the challenge and tow your own trash for one week.
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.
November 12-30, Kimmel Center, Commuter Lounge, 2nd 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. On display through November.
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. Jenny Welbourn is a New York City based YouTuber and advocate for slow fashion. On her channel she discusses ethical and sustainable fashion, her personal style, and some of her favorite vegan eateries in New York City.
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. 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 Dianne Anderson, Director of the Office of Sustainability. A zero waste lunch from the local eatery, Ancolie, will be provided.
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.
6:30-8pm | 5 Washington Place, Room 101
Hear speakers, Sam Silver, Education & Outreach Coordinator for Sims Municipal Recycling; and Emily Genser, Procurement Analyst at Blue Apron, discuss how product packaging impacts waste streams and the ways in which companies can take responsibility and give consumers options in what they choose to buy or choose to refuse. This event also kicks off the Zero Waste Challenge. Join the challenge and tow your own trash for one week.
5-7pm | Kimmel Center, Commuter Lounge, 2nd 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. The submission period is now closed. Learn more.
6:30pm-8pm | Kimball Hall, 246 Greene St
Stop by to weigh the waste you’ve carried all week and see your impact. Snacks will be served!
5:30-7:30pm | Kimmel Center, Room 405
Sign up for the Zero Waste Challenge and tow your own trash for one week. Hear speakers Robin Nagle and Dr. Cassandra Thiel discuss the impacts of waste in New York City and in healthcare.
11am-3pm | Kimmel Center Kiosk
Missed the Zero Waste kick-off event? Come by the Kimmel Center Kiosk for a chance to sign up for the Zero Waste Challenge.
11am-3pm | Various Halls
Pay your ECO Reps a visit and test your recycling knowledge through a sorting game.
6:30-7:30pm | Kimmel Center, Room 903
Join EarthMatters for a presentation and conversation with DSNY Outreach Coordinator, Naika Colas about the OneNYC goal of zero waste to landfill by 2030. Why did zero waste become a priority for the city? How do DSNY and other organizations plan to reach this goal? Bring your questions and learn more about the practical implications of a zero waste future.
8:45am | 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. RSVP here.
9am-12pm | NYU Palladium Loading Dock, 13th St. between 3rd & 4th Aves
Team up with some garbage geeks at Return Recycling's first trash sorting of the semester! We'll dig through garbage to learn about what constitutes NYU's waste, and make some trash art to creatively visualize what people are wasting every day. Get there early for the best bagels!
5-7pm | Green House at Seventh Street, TV Lounge
Weigh the waste you’ve carried all week and see your impact. Enjoy zero-waste snacks and a presentation on your efforts this week!