|Submission Date||Aug. 17, 2011|
The New School
Tier2-6: Sustainability Events
Office for Sustainability, Facilities Management
Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:
A brief description of the event(s):
The New School has hosted several events related to sustainability, including, but not limited to:
Campus Sustainability Week:
From October 25-29, 2011, the Office for Sustainability hosted the first annual Campus Sustainability Week. Last year, anchor events included: A careers-in-sustainability alumni panel discussion, Green Fund award presentations, a sustainability town hall meeting and a clothing swap and workshops organized by student groups.
Each year New School students participate in Earth Day activities. In 2011, students groups organized a sustainability town hall meeting on campus and a local food cooking demonstration and picnic at the Union Square Greenmarket.
This interdisciplinary event took place from March 28 to April 1, 2011, and connected the intellectual and creative resources of The New School to explore local, regional, and global water issues. Lectures and presentations by faculty and student scholars and activists stimulated discussion about complex environmental challenges facing our community and our planet relating to conserving dwindling fresh water resources for human populations and agricultural demands.
Bill McKibben and 350.org:
In 2009, the Tishman Environment and Design Center presented an evening with Bill McKibben, a noted author and environmentalist who spoke to The New School community about the consequences of climate warming, both regional and global, and the need for immediate action to reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
The University Student Senate hosted a Sustainability Town Hall meeting in Spring 2011.
In February 2011, The New School Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility (ACIR) hosted a national conference
on responsible investing with the Responsible Endowments Coalition.
The website URL where information about the event(s) are available: