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Baruch College

The Spring 2017 Baruch Climate Change Series will present a panel discussion - ‘Climate Change in the Age of Trump: The Role of Faculty and Students’ on Thursday, May 11, 1-2:15 pm at the Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-235. This panel discussion will address President Trump’s rollback of strategies to limit greenhouse gas emissions and moderate the extent of climate change. This event is open to all students, faculty and staff concerned about climate change. To register, please e-mail Matthew.LePere@Baruch.Cuny.Edu. This program is supported by the Office of the Provost’s Faculty Research Seminars

Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC is hosting its 2017 Sustainability Fair on Thursday, April 20th from 12:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Richard Harris Terrace and the South Lobby at 199 Chambers Street. Activities will include sustainable research demonstrations and exhibits on topics such as locally sourced food. An Eco-Cinema event will present three films (“Saving Jamaica Bay,” “1.5 Staying Alive,” and “This Changes Everything”) and the fair will recognize its exhibitors and partners including: BMCC Research and Nature Club, the BMCC Rowing Club, the BMCC Wellness and Nutrition Club, the Food and Water Watch, GrowNYC, NYPIRG, Transportation Alternatives, United for Action, Organic and local food vendors, and other groups focused on sustainability. For more information, visit Sustainability at BMCC. P.S. Check out our Energy Dashboard!


Brooklyn College

Celebrate Earth Week at Brooklyn College! The Brooklyn College Campus Sustainability committee invites faculty and staff to show off the college's commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment by participating in Earth Week, April 24–29. Highlights include: a Sustainability Fair; documentary films Before the Flood and ‘Awake’; a presentation by landscape architect Walter Meyer; a discussion on ‘Birds on Campus: Collisions and What to Do’; an Urban Sustainability Lecture:  The Trump Assault on the Environment; and the Tenth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration with music, arts and crafts, and street performers. We encourage all members of the college community to attend the week's events, and invite you to learn more about campus sustainability and the 10-Year Sustainability Plan.


CUNY School of Professional Studies
Come help CUNY SPS celebrate Earth Day on April 21st, 2017. We’re growing our own seedlings for you to repot and take home! So dress for some mess, and drop by anytime between 11am-2pm on Friday, April 21st at 119 West 31st Street, Room 407. Please RSVP to alexis.rodriguez-nieves@cuny.edu so that we can make sure to have enough on hand for everyone!



Graduate Center

The Graduate Center will host a lecture, Is NYC's Future Sustainable?, on April 19th, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 1201: Elebash Recital Hall. This free event is sponsored by Gotham Center for NYC History and will feature Ted Steinberg, author of Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York, Michael Sorkin (City College, CUNY), award-winning president and founder of Terreform, Nilda Mesa (Columbia University), and Janet Babin, Economic Development Reporter with New York Public Radio WNYC.

John Jay College

John Jay College, leader in educating for justice, is turning to sustainability and environmental justice – the defining issues of our time. John Jay will conduct a 3-day  marathon film festival of award winning films in the EcoCinema Cafe from morning till night 4/24-4/26.  View the full schedule here. In addition there will be 4 special events with speakers as part of the festival:

  • Workshop,  Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream, April 24 at 1:30 with Dan White, Pachamama Alliance

  • Film, Sonic Sea, followed by a discussion with Francine Kershaw, NRDC  Marine Mammal Protection Project April 25 at 9:25 am in the Student Dining Hall,

  • Film, How to Let Go of the World and Love Everything  Climate Can't Change, followed by a discussion with Filmmaker,  Josh Fox, April 25 at 6:30 pm, Auditorium L.63,

  • Putting a Price on Carbon, with Phil Kahn, Citizen's Climate Lobby, April 26 at 10:50 am in the Student Dining Hall

All events are free and open to the Public.  The Environmental Club invites other CUNY environmental clubs to attend and spread the word!


LaGuardia Community College

The LGCC Sustainability Council presents ‘Responses to Climate Change’ during Green Week! April 25th will feature a Sustainable Speaker Series that will include talks on: Humane League (12-1pm); Food and Water Watch (1-2pm); Rebuild by Design (2-3pm); Hudson Valley Tribes Against the DAPL (3-4pm). Admission is free, please click here to view the flyer for more information. A Green Week Fair will be held on April 26th from 12-4 pm in the E-Atrium. There will be food, fun, prizes and giveaways. Learn more about environmental activism and "going green". Bring your old electronics and we will recycle them for you!

Macaulay Honors College

Leading up to Earth Day, Macaulay Honors College has been spearheading the NYC efforts in the New York City Nature Challenge 2017 to explore nature all around them, and document the species they find in the City using the free iNaturalist app.

Macaulay recruited college students, school kids, parents, park lovers, pedestrians, and anyone else with a bit of civic pride and a smart phone from April 14th to 18th to photograph and share pictures of the millions of species who live in City parks, pavements, gardens or subway and post them on the iNaturalist app. Final totals will be announced on Earth Day, results can be tracked at City Nature Challenge 2017


New York City College of Technology

City Tech is conducting a college-wide event & Earth Day Celebration with a theme of #KeepCityTechClean on April 27th from 9:00 am-6:00 pm on the ground floor of the Atrium building. The day will be a forum for students, faculty and staff to express their ideas about City Tech and environmental sustainability and will feature an exhibit of posters from City Tech students,faculty and staff. Submit a .PDF or .PPTX  Poster (36 ln.x 48 ln.) highlighting your ideas,and/or research to sustainability@citytech.cuny.edu and your work can be displayed at EcoFest 20171. Poster Design Tips & Guidelines

Queensborough Community College

Earth Day 2017 at QCC will be held in two parts on April 26th beginning at 12:00 pm at the student Union Upper Level. First, using a presentation developed by Al Gore, Dan Hanson and Monica Weiss will demonstrate the science behind climate change, the effects of climate change around the world, and showcase alternative sources of energy available to us. Following, students, faculty, staff and clubs will present earth day related posters, demonstrations and even live animals to the public. This event is free and open to the public.

Car Free Day

April 22, 2017


The University will be assisting Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the New York City Council Transportation Committee, with a city-wide initiative entitled “Car Free NYC.”  The Council Member has requested that the University “pledge” to minimize the use of our fleet automobiles, and encourage our commuting community to find alternatives to single auto occupancy, preferably public transportation, on April 22, 2017, to coincide with Earth Day.


Turn it Off

June 16, 2017


CUNY campuses are asked once again to consider participating in DAYLIGHT HOUR on June 16th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Daylight Hour is an annual social media campaign organized by the Building Energy Exchange to raise awareness about using natural daylight in lieu of electric lighting in offices. Launched in 2014, this simple and engaging campaign asks participating offices to turn off their lights in day-lit spaces for one hour on the Friday before the summer solstice. Campuses can register for Daylight Hour here. Make #daylighthour a trend.