Earth Week at The New School 2017 is Here!

Earth Week at The New School 2017 is April 15-22. Earth Week 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. Check out what will be going on this Earth Week!

Textile Scrap Workshop: Design Challenge!

Thursday, April 13 at 6:30-8:30pm

Are you a designer who loves a creative challenge? Do you ever think about upcycling and reducing waste, or how to give new life to discarded materials? If so, this is the challenge for you!

Sustainapalooza IV

Saturday, April 15 at 9am – 5pm

Sustainapalooza is an annual event for New School students engaged in efforts to facilitate enhanced urban resiliency and sustainability. This year’s theme is health and the environment.

Sustainability in Action

Monday, April 17 at 11am – 3pm

Stop by the tables in the lobby of the University Center to pledge to take sustainable actions in your daily life, write a postcard to your representative, learn more about the clubs on campus that are working to promote sustainability at The New School

and in New York City… and more!

University Center Sustainability Tours

Monday, April 17 at 3pm and 4pm

Join the Tishman Environment and Design Center and the New School Buildings for a special Sustainability Tour of The New School University Center.

Ecology and Sovereignty: Native and Indigenous Perspectives Transcending Boundaries

Tuesday, April 18

 at 6pm to 8pm 

Join Native and Indigenous artists, activists, and thought leaders underscoring the value of traditional ecological knowledge and the necessity of transcending the imposed boundaries of thought, borders, and mediums as we advance socially just approaches to environmental issues.

Going Beyond “Green”

Wednesday, April 19

 at 10am to 6pm 

Join the Tishman Environment and Design Center for an interactive showcase of community-based participatory research led by New School faculty and students addressing the impacts of climate change and other environmental threats to community well-being and social justice.

What Does Trump Mean for Global Climate Change?

Wednesday, April 19 at 6pm to 8pmThe Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) Economics of Climate Change Project, directed by Willi Semmler, invites to a panel discussion on the economics of climate change.

“Beyond the Polar Bear” Artwork Exhibit

Thursday, April 20 at 11am to 3pmVisit this pop-up exhibition of student, faculty, and alumni work reflecting on the threat of climate change in our lives.

Pop Up Event: Dye Workshop

Thursday, April 20 at 11am to 3pmTurn your own clothes into new. Create your own designs. 

Movie Screening: The True Cost

Thursday, April 20 at 6:30-8:15pmJoin on Thursday for a screening of The True Cost followed by a discussion led by two fashion and sustainability experts. 

Mobilizing to March

Friday, April 21 at 10am to 12pm


Earth Week at The New School by flexing your environmental activism muscles with us in the Social Justice Hub!

Earth Day: Volunteer Day at Sure We CanSaturday, April 22 at 10:00am-1:00pmCome and spend the morning with the canner community at Sure We Can and help count donations.