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NYU's month-long celebration of the environment.

If you are an NYU department, school, or student organization hosting an Earth Month event, please submit to our Call for Programs.


Visions and voices of a healthy planet:  A Healing Arts event for World Health Day 2022

April 5 | 9:00am ET

In every crisis, it often seems that the first to arrive to help are healthcare workers and artists. Join NYU’s Chief Sustainability Officer Cecil Scheib, Arts + Health Lead at the World Health Organization, Christopher Bailey, and Founding Co-Direcotor of the Arts + Health @NYU, Dr. Nisha Sajnani in a discussion with care providers and artists across genres and geographies who recognize the relationship between planetary and human health. Speakers include: Renée Fleming, Soprano; Dr Melissa Lem, Director of PaRx, BC Parks Foundation; Modisana Mabale, Performance artist and director, Street Arts Government; Jave Yoshimoto, Visual artist and art therapist; Chantal Bilodeau, Director, Arts and Climate initiative.

Free | Open to the Public

The Farmer's Lawyer: The North Dakota Nine and the Fight to Save the Family Farm

April 5 | 6:00-7:00pm ET

Join the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network and State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU Law and the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU for a virtual book talk on The Farmer's Lawyer: The North Dakota Nine and the Fight to Save the Family Farm, a story on the legal battle to stop the federal government from foreclosing on thousands of family farmers.

Free | Open to the Public

Sustainable Food Systems: NYC's Challenges and Opportunities

April 6 | 7:00-8:00pm ET

Join the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University and Food Tank as they explore the opportunities and challenges New York City faces in building sustainable food systems.

Free | Open to the Public

Triple-Threat Trivia: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

April 7 | 10:30am-12pm ET
Outside of Jasper Kane Cafe

Like trivia? Care about the environment? Stop by for a minute to test your sustainability knowledge with a trivia question right in front of Jasper Kane Cafe! Answer a question, win a prize!

Free | For NYU affiliates only

How Philanthropy Can Advance Environmental Justice

April 7 | 12:30-1:30pm ET

This panel will explore how philanthropists and funders have been—and should be—approaching this movement toward environmental justice. They’ll discuss the role of philanthropy, as well as recommendations for nonprofits seeking to deepen partnerships with philanthropists in these areas.

Free | Open to the Public

Plant Giveaway

April 9 | 11:00am-12:00pm
Garibaldi Plaza, Washington Square Park

Pick up a plant and learn about the best care practices for it from members of the GPH Student Governing Council.

Free | For NYU affiliates only

Houseplant Care 101

April 13 | 2:00pm ET
DesignLab, MakerSpace

Having difficulties figuring out how to care for your new houseplant? Rest assured, it's common among even the most experienced plant owners. In this in-person workshop, GA Som and TA Naomi will go over things to consider when you want to get a new houseplant, how to best take care of it, and common houseplant problems. You'll also gain insight on using the MakerSpace to decorate your pots using the Cricut, 3D printing pots, and laser cutting trellises.

Free | For NYU affiliates only

Sustainable Hair and Skin Care

April 14 | 10:30am-12:00pm ET
MakerSpace Foyer

Taking care of your hair and skin doesn't have to mean doing harm to the environment! Join us to make your own hair and skin care blends from eco-friendly ingredients! You can bring whatever you make home and add it to your daily routine!

Free | For NYU affiliates only

Announcing NYU 2040 Week: An Immersive Experience of a Sustainable Future

April 14 | 11:00am-12:00pm ET

The Office of Sustainability is pleased to share an opportunity to participate in a University-wide program, 2040 Week, planned for April 2023. Through exhibitions, direct action, and campus-wide dialogue in and out of the classroom, NYU will live like it’s 2040 and in doing so, confront climate despair and catalyze action. Attend this session to learn more about the program and participate in small-group discussions to workshop ideas for activities during the 2040 Week program.

Free | For NYU affiliates only

Give Where You Live: Billion Oyster Project

April 15 | 2-5:45pm ET
GCASL 4th Floor/Governors Island

Join Give Where You Live as we partner with Billion Oyster Project! During this volunteering event, we will be restoring oyster reefs by scrubbing oyster shells and collecting oysters on the skirts of Governors Island.

Free | For NYU affiliates only

Postcard Writing Drive with the Environmental Voter Project

April 16 | 2-5pm ET
295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor

Join Wagner students for a postcard letter-writing party for Environmental Voter Project.

Free | For NYU affiliates only

Time is Now: Deciding Our Climate Future

April 18 | 3-4pm ET

A new report has just been released by the United Nations examining the dire need to further cut emissions and reduce global temperatures. Join Congresswoman Grace Meng as she further explores these findings and discusses measures that must be adopted to safeguard the planet, in a conversation moderated by Professor Bill Rom, an expert in Climate Change and Global Public Health and Environmental Health in a Global World.

Free | Open to the public

NYU Law Earth Day Celebration

April 20 | 9:00am-2:00pm ET
Vanderbilt Courtyard

Join the NYU Law School Sustainability Committee throughout the day to hear from student organizations and NYU centers and committees about their work and to participate in actions, such as a planting, park clean up, composting sign up, environmental justice activism, and raffles.

Free | Open to the public

State of Sustainability Address

April 21 | 5:00pm ET

Every year, NYU raises the bar in making our campus and community more sustainable. During the 2022 State of Sustainability address, we will share recent accomplishments, announce new initiatives, and recognize community leaders for their significant contributions to our sustainability efforts. Featured speakers included President Andrew Hamilton, Provost Katherine Fleming, and Chief Sustainability Officer Cecil Scheib. 

Free | For NYU affiliates only

We Still Here Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmakers

April 21 | 6:00pm ET
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts

Join Gallatin’s Urban Democracy Lab as they host an in-person screening of We Still Here/ Nos Tenemos. This documentary follows Mariangelie Ortiz, 24, and Jerriel “Yeyo” Cátala, 19. From the remote mountains of central Puerto Rico to protesting in the halls of Congress in Washington DC, watch these courageous youth step into their power, demand justice for their island, and begin to create a sustainable future for themselves and their community.

Free | For NYU affiliates only

NYU Green Space Hunt

April 21 - April 30

NYUSPS Spring 2022 Engaged and Participatory Media class has created a Green Space Hunt that takes you on a tour of the student accessible green spaces on NYU's campus. The first 10 students that complete the hunt will receive free SWAG provided by NYU Sustainability.

Free | For NYU affiliates only

Earth Day Street Fair

April 22 | 11:00am-3:00pm ET
Schwartz Plaza

Join the green community of NYU and NYC for a street fair on the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day with giveaways, information tables, and most importantly a celebration of the planet we live on!

Free | Open to the public

Golden Swan Garden Clean Up

April 22 | 12-2pm ET
Golden Swan Garden (6th Ave. & W 4th St.)

Help beautify our local Golden Swan Garden, located on 6th Avenue and West 4th Street!  Activities may include painting fences, planting flowers, and moving plants and stones. The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center will provide lunch at the event's conclusion! Bring water and wear clothes you can paint in.

Free | Open to the public

Gallatin Celebrates 50: Earth Day Panel

April 22 | 5-7pm ET
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts / Zoom

Join us for an evening honoring Earth Day led by Gallatin faculty and students who will discuss environmental justice, pollution and its effects, and the pervasiveness of plastics.

Free | For NYU affiliates only

Grads Give: Governor's Island

April 23 | 9am-12pm ET
Kimmel/Governor’s Island

Join Grad Life and NYU Service for a day of volunteering at Governor's Island. After the service project you are welcome to stay for the Community Earth Day celebration or enjoy the island on your own.

Free | For NYU affiliates only

Book Launch Panel: Saving Animals, Saving Ourselves by Jeff Sebo

April 25 | 12-1pm ET

In this book launch panel, Jeff Sebo will discuss information and arguments from his new book with Kendra Coulter and Douglas Kysar. In Saving Animals, Saving Ourselves, Jeff Sebo argues that humans have a moral responsibility to include animals in global health and environmental policy, by reducing our use of them as part of our pandemic and climate change mitigation efforts and increasing our support for them as part of our adaptation efforts.

Free | Open to the public

Gowanus Canal Conservancy Volunteer Event

April 27 | 11am-1pm ET
Lowlands Nursery at the 9th Street Bridge (25 9th Street, Brooklyn NY 11215)

NYWEA at NYU will be holding their second volunteer event with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy. Volunteer work may include gardening in native plant gardens such as weeding, and applying mulch and compost; potting up native plants in the Lowlands Nursery, and/or creating soil mixes using compost.

Free | For NYU affiliates only

How I Got Here With Joshua Spodek

April 27 | 11:30am-12:30pm ET

Join the student leaders of the NYU SPS Student Council for the last installment of the “How I Got Here” (HIGH) lunch series. In this hour-long conversation moderated by an SPS student, hear from Professor Dr. Joshua Spodek, who hosts the award-winning This Sustainable Life podcast and is a four-time TEDx speaker.

Free | Open to the public

Macroeconomic Consequences and Implications of Decarbonization

April 29 | 9:00am ET

The Volatility and Risk Institute will hold its Third Annual Conference virtually on Friday, April 29, 2022. The topic for the conference is "Macroeconomic Consequences and Implications of Decarbonization."

Free | Open to the public

Environmental and Racial Justice Network Spring Summit

April 29 | 9am-2pm ET

The Environmental and Racial Justice Network Spring Summit will explore the connections between racial and environmental justice, the impact of environmental social policy on historically underrepresented and minoritized communities, and what can be done to address environmental racism.

Free | For NYU affiliates only

Lunch for the Planet

April 29 | 12-1pm ET
Kimmel 405

Join us for a presentation about food and climate change by Dr. Matthew Hayek, followed by a planet-friendly lunch! Opening remarks by Dr. Sonali McDermid. Lunch will be offered to all guests, with to-go options -- please register if you plan to eat so that we can order accordingly. This will be an in-person event that will be live-streamed on @nyu_green.

Free with Registration | For NYU affiliates only