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The Green Zone: Where Sustainability and Justice Intersect

NYU’s One Zone trainings provide community members with the education and tools to make an impact. The Green Zone focuses on building a more sustainable and equitable future.

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Student Activism at NYU: Past, Present, and Future

Empowered by policy education and campus advocacy groups, generations of student activists have found their voice at NYU.

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With the Cool Food Pledge, NYU Takes a (Plant-Based) Bite Out of Climate Change

By taking the Cool Food Pledge, NYU commits to reducing food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030, making plant-powered progress against climate change.

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Celebrate Black History Month at NYU with Year-Round Events

MLK Week kicks off Black History Month at NYU. This February, explore our many events recognizing Black history and achievements. Then, take action for a more inclusive future.

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Sustainability at NYU: 7 Ways to Go Greener at Home

Want to get a jump start on that NYU carbon-neutral life while you’re stuck at home? Here are seven ways to participate in NYU sustainability initiatives even when you’re not on campus.

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The NYU MLK Scholars: Continuing Dr. King’s Legacy

Learn about one of NYU’s scholarship programs that is dedicated to social justice.

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Sustainability Assistant: A Student Job that Makes NYU Greener

This position is an opportunity to see what it's like to make an environmental impact at an institutional level.

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Environmental Justice Education Reimagined by Green Grant Recipients

Through Start: Empowerment Alexia and Kiersten bring environmental justice education into high schools. An NYU Green Grant is helping them expand their reach.

Portrait of Bincheng Mao, NYU Social Impact Grant recipient.
Pushing for Social Impact During a Pandemic

Bincheng Mao founded the East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination. And with the help of an NYU Social Impact Grant, they launched the Minority Defense Initiative to combat discrimination in the face of COVID-19.