|Submission Date||Aug. 17, 2011|
The New School
Tier2-1: Student Group
Office for Sustainability, Facilities Management
Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:
A brief description of the student group:
At the undergraduate level, Renew School is the primary environmental club. Renew School aims to explore, document and work to mitigate The New School’s impact on the local and global environment by facilitating interdisciplinary, intergenerational collaboration towards sustainable development. They focus on such issues as water, waste, food, energy and transportation. In 2010-2011, Renew School hosted several energy efficiency and gardening workshops, developed an art project about waste and water and helped to raise awareness about recycling, water quality and hydraulic fracturing.
At the graduate level, the Sustainability Club is dedicated to exploring and expanding the links between sustainability professionals and practices in NYC and The New School community. The group is interested in researching areas of renewable energy, environmental justice, food issues, transportation systems, waste systems and consumption. The Sustainability Club organizes events throughout the school year to emphasize the importance of these issues and stimulate conversations through sustainability professional speaker events, related film screenings, campus-wide sustainability town hall meetings, skill share meet-ups and green living demonstrations (i.e. composting, on-campus recycling and green cooking).
The website URL where information about the student group is available:
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