Earth Week Events

Earth Week at The New School

Monday, April 18, 2016 at 9:00 am more dates through April 23, 2016

University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

The New School demonstrates its commitment to sustainability and addressing the climate crisis through a weeklong series of programs and events in celebration of Earth Week.

Earth Week at The New School is dedicated to championing environmental justice, inspiring activism through artistic expression and design, fostering professional opportunities in environmental sectors, promoting sustainable practices, and advancing sustainability in New York City and the world.

Click on the links below for more information about each event.

New School Climate Ribbon Tying
Monday, April 18th to Saturday, April 23rd, 12pm – 1pm

Stop by the Lang Courtyard and answer the question: What do you love and hope to never lose to climate chaos? The Climate Ribbon is a mass art-ritual to grieve what each of us stands to lose to Climate Chaos, and affirm our solidarity as we unite to fight against it.

TEDC Faculty Research Panel
Monday, April 18th, 12pm – 2pm
The Tishman Environment and Design Center showcases their faculty grant recipient’s research.

Parley for the Oceans
Tuesday, April 19th, time TBD
Parsons School of Design hosts a talk by Parley for the Oceans. Parley addresses major threats towards our oceans, with the belief that power for change lies in the hands of the consumer when given a choice, and that the power to shape consumer mindsets lies in the hands of creative industries.

Green Jobs and Social Justice: Student and Alumni Networking Event: Earth Week 2016
Tuesday, April 19th, 4pm
This event will give New School students and alumni an opportunity to network with employers in the green jobs sector – jobs that enhance environmental sustainability, social- and economic justice.

Green Jobs and Social Justice: A Panel Discussion with Leaders in the Field
Tuesday, April 19th, 6pm
This public event examines the current status and future of green jobs – jobs that enhance environmental sustainability – and their connections with social and economic justice.

Street Seats Installation
Wednesday, April 20th, 11:00am
Drop by to see students from the School of Constructed Environments reclaim a portion of NYC’s streets for much-needed public space and develop an attractive setting for eating, reading, working, meeting a friend, and taking a rest.

“Irresistible Resistance” Pop-Up Print Shop
Wednesday, April 20th, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
View student work from Parsons Paris in response to the COP21 Conference,  and use the Riso Machine to create prints featuring environmental slogans.

The Irresistible Resistance
Wednesday, April 20th, 6pm
The New School’s Tishman Environment and Design Center celebrates the idea that artists and young people are the very heart of the struggle for resistance and resilience and that “artists make resistance irresistible.”

Sustainability Tech at The New School
Thursday, April 21st, 10am to 11am

The recent completion of the LEED Gold University Center is a bold demonstration of The New School’s commitment to sustainability.  Erik Eibert, Assistant Director for Sustainable Initiatives, will discuss the building’s energy-efficiency tech-integration and thoughtful design.

SURE House: A Model of Resiliency
Thursday, April 21st, 6pm


Parsons School of Constructed Environment and the Urban Green Council present the SURE House, a sustainable construction project that serves as an emergency power hub for the neighborhood.

Car-Free Earth Day
Friday, April 22nd, all day
#CarFreeNYC: walk, ride your bike, or take public transportation to participate in the city-wide Car Free Day!

Food Pantry Kickoff Event: Open House and Food Drive
Friday, April 22nd, 12pm – 4pm

Stop by The New School’s new food pantry for an open house, budget food demo led by a nutritionist, and food drive.

New School Clothing Swap
Friday, April 22nd, 1pm – 3pm
New School students combine style with social consciousness through a clothing swap. Exchanging unwanted garments instead of simply throwing them away breaks the cycle of textile waste, and creates an opportunity to learn about alternative ways to consume. All unswapped items will be delivered to GrowNYC’s Textile Recycling program.

Sustainapalooza III
Saturday, April 23rd, 10:30am
Sustainapalooza is an annual event for New School students engaged in efforts to facilitate enhanced urban resiliency and sustainability. This year’s theme is sustainable consumption.

Slow Death: Black Health and Environmental Justice
Tuesday, April 26th, 6:00pm
Environmental justice and health equity are highly connected issues that disproportionately impact communities of color.  The panel will explore racial justice, equity, and diversity through the lens of black social movements.


Sponsored by The New School’s Tishman Environment and Design Center, Student Services, and others.

Celebrate Earth Day all year long! Take the New School Sustainability Pledge to learn about small actions you can take to make a BIG difference.