Zero Waste Week 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

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.

Earth Matters' Clothing Swap & Guest Speaker, Jenny Welbourn| 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. 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.

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. 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.