NYUAD collaborates with the NYU New York campus to strengthen and support the vision and goal of a sustainable campus. The Green Grants program aims to encourage students interested in undertaking sustainability projects on campus to utilize their potential toward the pathway of learning and implementing sustainability related innovations in the institution.

The Office of Sustainability operates programs to fund ideas, ignite behavior change, and engage community members. Explore programs below:

Green Grants

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NYU Green Grants are awarded to improve the university's operational environmental performance, foster environmental literacy and community engagement, advance applied research and design, expand sustainability learning opportunities, and demonstrate the viability of best practices and technologies for sustainability. The Green Grants Selection Committee awards up to $20,000 for the most feasible, impactful, and innovative projects that have potential for institutionalization or are self-sustaining.

Green Workplace Certification

NYUAD’s Green Workplace Certification is a self-reporting program for administrators to be recognized for the measures they are taking to make their workplaces more sustainable.

The Green Workplace Certification Checklist consists of operational changes and actions relating to electronics and equipment, purchasing, food and pantry set-up, waste management, travel and transportation, conference attendance, and remote work. Every action has a point value that has been determined according to relative environmental impact and ease of implementation.


List of Certified Offices

Certified Platinum Green Workplace Offices Since 2022

After NYUAD — Alumni Programs

We love to invite alumni working in sustainability industries to participate in events and speak with current students. Stay in contact with the Office of Sustainability. 

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CDC Sustainability Internship Opportunities

The Office of Sustainability and Stewardship in collaboration with the Career Development Center (CDC) has established a number of strategic partnerships with UAE organizations, including the Department of Energy, Tabreed, the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, the UAE-wide Dolphin Project, and many others, to curate summer internship programs in the fields of environmental protection and sustainability.

The specific aim of the collaboration is to help NYU Abu Dhabi students gain exposure and experience in these fields and ultimately build a highly-skilled in-country workforce for the Year of Sustainability as well as the UAE 2050 Energy Goals.

Go Green Week

Each year, NYUAD hosts Go Green Week, a week-long series of events, activities, off-campus trips, and tours for the entire NYUAD community. Please refer to previous years' events below:

Climate Conversations Lecture Series

These talks discuss the impact of climate change on global communities and the importance of facilitating multi-sector solutions to address the “grand challenge” of our time. Watch a recording of the inaugural event below.

  • October 6, 2021

    In collaboration with the Office of Inclusion and Equity the panel discussion featured the impact of climate change on global communities and the importance of facilitating multi-sector solutions to address the “grand challenge” of our time. Panelists from academic, non-profit, and intergovernmental organizations will discussed the intersecting responsibilities of combating climate change and deconstruct the systemic issues that put historically marginalized and low-income communities globally at an elevated risk of experiencing environmental hazards (i.e. pollution, food insecurity, airborne and  waterborne illnesses, etc.). 

    Click here to view the recorded session.