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Environmental Studies Undergraduate Major

  • New York University (NY)

The Department of Environmental Studies aims to provide students with the breadth of understanding and skills necessary for resolving environmental questions and creating a sustainable future on scales ranging from ...

  • Posted March 18, 2021
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Environmental Studies Undergraduate Minor

  • New York University (NY)

The Department of Environmental Studies aims to provide students with the breadth of understanding and skills necessary for resolving environmental questions and creating a sustainable future on scales ranging from ...

  • Posted March 18, 2021
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Impact of “healthier” materials interventions on dust concentrations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and organophosphate esters

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • New York University (NY)

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and organophosphate esters (OPEs) are found in building materials and associated with thyroid disease, infertility, and impaired development. This study’s ...

  • Posted Jan. 12, 2021
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New York University Bike Racks

  • New York University (NY)

New bike racks outside of Othmer Hall in Brooklyn that were installed in 2020 to support community-members choosing to bike during the pandemic. NYU more than doubled it's bike ...


New York University - Return on Sustainable Investment Methodology

  • New York University (NY)

In 2019, the New York University Stern School of Business’s Center for Sustainable Business established two innovative ways of measuring sustainability among corporations. First, the Sustainable Market Share Index ...


Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Graduate Program

  • New York University (NY)

The Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) at New York University is a globally renowned science journalism training program operating in the world capital of science communication: New York ...

  • Posted July 10, 2020
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Green Grants

  • New York University (NY)

NYU Green Grants are awarded to improve the university's operational environmental performance, foster environmental literacy and community engagement, advance applied research and design, and demonstrate the viability of best ...


Sustainable Procurement: Strengthening the Voice of Sustainability When Partnering With Procurement

  • New York University (NY)

Strengthening relations between sustainability and procurement is key to making far reaching impact university wide. NYU's Office of Sustainability has been working closely with the university's procurement department ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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How Higher Ed Helps Enact Tomorrow's Climate Change Legislation, Today!

  • New York University (NY)

New York City is poised to enact the world's most sweeping climate change legislation, based on the innovation, validation, and support of higher education. How did NYU lead in ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Enhancing Student Learning and Promoting Sustainability Through Experiential Learning

  • New York University (NY)
  • University of Dayton (OH)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

This session includes experiential learning programs in three academic institutions.The programs illustrate how higher education institutions can foster public-private-community partnerships to achieve the SDGs and inform approaches to SDG ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Students, Sustainability, and Social Media: Tools for Content and Collaboration

  • American University (DC)
  • New York University (NY)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Communicating sustainability efforts across social media platforms is an important but often challenging part of our work. As social media trends emerge and change, how can we convey our messaging ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Activism or Silence as a Sustainability Office?

  • New York University (NY)

We live in a time when activism has become a regular part of our lives and addresses a multitude of issues. As Sustainability Officers, our passions and worldviews are often ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Electricity and Water Conservation on College and University Campuses in Response to National Competitions among Dormitories: Quantifying Relationships between Behavior, Conservation Strategies and Psychological Metrics

  • New York University (NY)
  • Oberlin College (OH)

“Campus Conservation Nationals” (CCN) is a recurring, nation-wide electricity and water-use reduction competition among dormitories on college campuses. We conducted a two year empirical study of the competition’s effects ...

  • Posted June 29, 2018
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Evaluating the Theory and Outcomes of the Teen Advocates for Sustainability Corps (TASC) Summit

  • New York University (NY)

The attached research was written as my thesis for a Master of Arts in Environmental Conservation Education, from New York University. It analyzes an environmental advocacy program I developed for ...


Growing Fresh Air to Sustainably Support the Indoor Campus Environment

  • New York University (NY)

Introducing plants into work and study spaces on campus can have numerous benefits for the wellness of those who occupy these places. Bringing people closer to plants can also reinforce ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Promoting Sustainable Practices Throughout Campus: NYU's Sustainability Advocate Program

  • New York University (NY)

NYU is one of the largest employers in New York City, with over 19000 employees filling various office spaces throughout lower Manhattan. In this case study, we will demonstrate how ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Creative Campaigning: A 'Zero Waste Week' Case Study on Organizing and Executing a University-Wide Engagement Program

  • New York University (NY)

When you launch a university-wide engagement program or initiative, how effective are you in reaching current and new audiences? How are you marketing and communicating the initiative? Through this case ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Know Your Impact: Guide to Environmentally Conscious Community Development

  • New York University (NY)

Creating a norm of sustainability on campus is no easy task, but the NYU EcoReps have committed themselves to forming thoughtful community-based programming in the hopes of finding new ways ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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It's not just Earth Day, it's Every Day! Building a Sustainability Movement

  • New York University (NY)

With the new administration in the White House it is imperative that sustainability offices and clubs build a strong, effective movement to act on climate change by unifying with other ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Next Generation Campus Green Funds

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • New York University (NY)
  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)
  • Mohawk College (ON)

Through the use of green funds, colleges and universities have the ability to empower students who are passionate about bringing clean energy and sustainable projects to their campuses. This joint ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainability in Residential Life

  • Concordia College (NY)
  • New York University (NY)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)

Looking to build campus connections? Consider working with your institution's Residence Life Department! This session will highlight four different case studies of engagement with Residence Life, a department that ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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NYU Celebrates Earth Month

  • New York University (NY)

Communication strategies: Leveraging digital media effectively & efficiently for greater engagement, relationship building, & earned news media

  • Boston University (MA)
  • New York University (NY)
  • University of Utah (UT)

Communication about institutionalizing sustainability is a key component to our efforts to inform and change behavior. Digital media, such as social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), blogging, and other online tools ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Zero Waste: Data, Infrastructure, and Engagement Return Recycling Case Study

  • New York University (NY)
  • Return Recycling (NY)

Return Recycling is a student-led organization devoted to building a concrete understanding for waste data, infrastructure, and engagement. Over the past year we've prototyped new (self-designed) recycling bins, developed ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Employing Urban Ecology in Grounds Management at New York University

  • New York University (NY)

The emerging field of urban ecology has taken on a new urgency in recent years as most of the world's population now lives in cities where open spaces are ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Revitalizing Sustainability in a Large, Urban Research Institution

  • New York University (NY)

In 2007, New York University made a public commitment to reduce emissions by 30% by 2017. This goal was reached in 2012. In 2015, NYU made another commitment to reduce ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Green Roof Strategies for Success: Making It Work Beyond the First Year

  • New York University (NY)

Green roof failures are all too common, often leading to expensive replacement plantings, unmet aesthetic expectations, and invasive plant problems. In the fall of 2011, a 3,700 square foot ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Beyond the Ivory Tower: Participating in City and State Sustainability Initiatives and Challenges

  • New York University (NY)

As sustainability professionals in institutes of higher education, many of us have seen first-hand the impacts of our work. We have seen how large-scale energy, waste management, and engagement projects ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Return Recycling: Zero Waste Strategies

  • New York University (NY)
  • Return Recycling (NY)

Return Recycling is a student-led organization devoted to building a concrete understanding for waste data, infrastructure, and engagement. Over the past year we prototyped new (self-designed) recycling bins, developed new ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Breaking Through: Creative Engagement Strategies for Increasing Student Sustainable Involvement in the Dorms and Beyond

  • New York University (NY)

NYC came to a standstill when Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast and the public electrical grid shutdown, but the lights were on in 22 NYU buildings, and for once ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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New Approaches to High Performance Low Maintenance Urban Campus Landscapes

  • New York University (NY)

Budget and site constraints present a variety of challenges for the design, installation, and maintenance of urban landscapes. New approaches to planting design seek to reduce long term maintenance costs ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Data Driven Decision Making and Design: A Case Study

  • New York University (NY)

The new reality is academic institutions must do more with less, whether that be decreased funding or lack of physical space. The transformation of 370 Jay Street located in Downtown ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Advancing Sustainability - Green Grants Program

  • New York University (NY)

Since 2007 New York University's Green Grants program has awarded funding to students, faculty and staff with ideas or projects that advance sustainability. Improving the university's environmental performance ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Assessment matters: What are students learning about sustainability?

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • New York University (NY)

This article provides a model to integrate sustainability efforts, student learning, and assessment into one coherent process.


Building Community Investment at New York University

  • New York University (NY)

Anchor institutions – large non-profit organizations like colleges, universities, or hospitals that are tied to a place by infrastructure and mission – should be harnessed to positively affect the growth of the ...


The engaged university: providing a platform for research that transforms society

  • National Science Foundation
  • USDA (IL)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
  • Georgetown University (DC)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of Maine (ME)
  • Florida International University (FL)
  • New York University (NY)

Despite a growing recognition that the solutions to current environmental problems will be developed through collaborations between scientists and stakeholders, substantial challenges stifle such cooperation and slow the transfer of ...


NYU's Bike Share Program: From Student Grant to Reality

  • New York University (NY)

A case study on the implementation and operation of NYU's Bike Share program. How it became a University wide initiative from a Green Grant awarded to NYU students, which ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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LED-ing the way to greenhouse gas reduction goals

  • New York University (NY)

Are you 'in the dark' about LED lighting? It's the next best thing in energy efficient lighting that can achieve energy savings of 80-90%. The switch to LEDs as ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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NYU Microgrid: Resiliency During Super Storm Sandy

  • New York University (NY)

A case study of the design, construction, operation and benefits of the NYU cogeneration plant and the NYU microgrid which supplies electricity to 26 buildings and heating and cooling to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using Intelligent HVAC Controls to Reduce Energy Usage in Residence Halls

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • New York University (NY)

Technology can be used to reduce heating and cooling energy use by 25-32% in Residence Halls while keeping students climatically comfortable. The panelists will explain how they each captured these ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Optimizing and Designing Waste Diversion Programs

  • New York University (NY)

Typical universities waste streams – often including residential, classroom and office spaces – are varied and require multifaceted protocols to optimize the handling and diversion of materials from landfills. This briefing will ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Pilot-to-Institutionalization Methodologies for Campus Community Greening Funds

  • New York University (NY)

A sharply increasing number of universities have implemented Campus Community Greening Funds (CCGFs) which offer students, and sometimes staff and faculty, modest funding for campus sustainability initiatives. This briefing will ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Preventing Burnout in an Age of Permanent Crisis

  • New York University (NY)

"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." -Audre Lorde

As we care for ourselves, we become more effective activists and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Strategies for Building and Reinventing Effective Sustainability Committees

  • New York University (NY)

Since 2006, our institution's sustainability initiatives have been shaped by a participatory, grassroots, volunteer-driven body comprised of faculty, students, and staff from across our decentralized urban campus. This Sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Turn Your Dorm into a 'Super Dorm'!

  • New York University (NY)

Student residence halls have a unique ecological and cost footprint within most Universities. As a result, taking advantage of the many options to improve environmental performance in dorms can save ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Comparative Analysis of University Bike Sharing Programs and Strategies for Success

  • New York University (NY)

This presentation will share the findings of an operational analysis evaluating a spectrum of bicycle-sharing programs implemented at universities around the US. Programs have exhibited a wide range of sources ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Your Identity: Strategic Branding and Marketing of Sustainability Programs at Higher Education Institutions

  • New York University (NY)

Have you ever wanted more turn-out at events, more press coverage, more faculty engagement, for your sustainability initiatives? In order to get more people engaged, we need to get better ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Networking Meetup Lunch for Sustainability Professionals in Higher Education

  • New York University (NY)
  • University of Hawaii - West Oahu (HI)

Among the huge number of attendees at the AASHE Conference, this is an opportunity to enjoy a working lunch for full-time higher education sustainability professionals specifically. Attendees will have a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Activism that Pays: How Student Social Entrepreneurship Can Revitalize Your Campus

  • New York University (NY)

Student clubs and organizations can be a useful platform for getting students involved, but is this traditional model of engagement limiting student capacity? This workshop, aimed at students and sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Lighting the Way to Energy Savings

  • New York University (NY)

Are you bewildered by the lighting options available? As LED's start to enter the mainstream many institutions are contemplating whether to make the switch from traditional fluorescent and incandescent ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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