• Impact of Giving

    Through your donations, you provide opportunities for students to make a positive impact on the world. Seeing innovative ideas put into action—particularly those that reflect the university's commitment to civic engagement, environmentalism, and interdisciplinary education—is one of the most exciting things about being part of The New School. 

    The videos below show Environmental Studies students in action as interns at three New York City institutions. The Environmental Studies program would not be possible without its generous financial supporters, including John Tishman, the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Stone Barns - Farm to Table

    Environmental Studies student Erica Schapiro-Sakashita spent the summer of 2009 a bit differently from most college students. She interned full-time at Stone Barns, a historic working farm and education center in Tarrytown, New York, that provides food for the Manhattan farm-to-table restaurant Blue Hill.

    Solar One - On the Waterfront

    As an Environmental Studies student, Alex Smith was interested in alternative power. He put that enthusiasm into action in the summer of 2009, when he was one of several students to participate in the university's field internship program.

    Breaking New Ground | The New School Environmental Studies Program

    This past summer, Environmental Studies students Ace and Lili spent several days a week on Governors Island, the former military base in the harbor between Manhattan and Brooklyn, creating the island's first community garden.