Earth Week 2013

The New School held its first annual Earth Week in 2011. This cross-disciplinary collaboration between administrative and academic departments and student groups was established to raise awareness about sustainability, strengthen the campus community, and link The New School with millions of people across the country in the annual Earth Day celebration.

See the complete schedule of 2013 events below.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 20 [+]

Green Festival

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Javits Convention Center North
655 West 34th Street

One of the largest Earth Day festivals, the Green Festival will feature an organic, vegetarian and vegan food court; the Sierra Club Green Cinema; eco-fashion exhibits; live music; an organic beer and wine garden; inspiring keynote presentations and more!

At 4 p.m., Parsons Fashion's Recycled Runway student organization will take center stage at the annual Green Festival at Javits Center North with a runway show that features responsible fashion.

$10 Advanced Tickets
$15 Day Of Tickets

Sunday, April 21 [+]

Earth Day Festival in Union Square
11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Union Square
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

One of the longest running Earth Day celebrations moves to Union Square. Enjoy live performances, exhibits, and displays from local and national environmental organizations, local businesses, and corporate partners.

Do The Math - A Movie To Spark A Movement

7:00-9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30pm)
Tishman Auditorium

66 W 12th Street (free admission)

Do The Math chronicles Bill McKibben and the rising global movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and fight the fossil fuel industry. It will be followed by a live-streamed panel discussion with climate leaders and then an audience discussion.

Additional Hosts: NYU, Barnard Columbia, Hunter College, Cooper Union, Fordam, CUNY

Register here:

Monday, April 22 [+]

Earth Day Community Swap and Meal

3:00-6:00 p.m.
Lang Café
65 West 11th Street

The student organizations Sustainable Cities and Slow Food join forces for a Community Swap and Meal. Bring your gently used clothing, books, supplies, music, and tchotchkes to Lang Café and come away with someone else's. The swap is meant to encourage reuse and creativity.

Meanwhile, you can also join the collaborative preparations of local food for the fourth Slow Food community meal and discussion. The topic will be Veganism vs. Responsibly Raised Meat and the concerns of carbon emissions in the livestock farming industry. This meal will feature a meat. Cooking begins at 3 p.m., eating at 6:30 p.m. This is free and open to the entire New School community. RSVP is required by Friday April 19th:

Tuesday, April 23 [+]

Compost Advocates and Slow Food present: Arts and Crafts, Runway Show

1:00-3:00 p.m.
Vera List Courtyard
66 West 12th Street

Come hang out as The New School Compost Advocates make compost jewelry, get creative with compost and recycled materials, and design stencils to paint the official banner for Slow Food. Snacks will be whipped up with your help. Sponsored by Compost Advocates and Slow Food.


Wednesday, April 24 [+]

Bike Repair Workshop

3:15-5:00 p.m.
Vera List Courtyard
66 West 12th Street

Join this workshop and learn how to save money by changing your own flat tire and tuning your bike. Sponsored by New School Bikes!


Thursday, April 25 [+]

The New School Green Fund Presentations

6:00-8:00 p.m.
66 West 12th Street, room 510

This annual event co-hosted by The New School Provost's Office's Academic Sustainability Initiatives and Facilities Management showcases nearly 20 dynamic projects by New School students and faculty, who have received grants from The New School Green Fund in the past two years.

The format will require every awardee to present 20 slides in 5 minutes. Projects range from an alternative energy fuel cell, an eco-themed Mannes College The New School for Music concert, to a portable bike repair station.

Reception will follow.


Friday, April 26 [+]

Slow Food Training

3:00-6:00 p.m.
Room 258
65 West 11th Street

CoFED, a training program that empowers students to create ethically-sourced, cooperatively-run food enterprises will host a workshop on how to start up a student-led food cooperative at The New School. If you're ready to take back your rights to cook on campus and serve food independently of any food business purveyors, this is the event for you. "Slow snacks" will be made with your help.

Free Film Screening: YERT

6:00-8:00 p.m.
6 East 16th Street, room 1107

YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip: 50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage? Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road - traveling with hope, humor, and all of their garbage - to explore every state in America in search of the extraordinary innovators and citizens who are tackling humanity's greatest environmental crises. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Sustainable Cities Club.


Tuesday, April 30 [+]

A Panel Discussion on the Endowment, Divestment, and Student Participation

6:00-8:30 p.m.
65 West 11th Street, Wollman Hall

The New School's Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility, along with Milano's Sustainable Cities Club, will facilitate a panel discussion that aims to increase awareness and gather input from the student body and interested members of the public on the Divest! movement and non-sustainable investments, such as fossil fuels.


Terra Lawson-Remer - Chair of the ACIR and Assistant Professor, GPIA, The New School
Joel Towers – Executive Dean of Parsons The New School for Design
Bevis Longstreth - Former Commissioner of the SEC and current Trustee of The New School
Dan Apfel - Director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition
Belinda Rodriquez - Fellow

Pizza and refreshments will be served.


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