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.


2022 Certified Workplaces

The Office of the Vice Chancellor is a Certified Platinum Green Workplace!

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. 

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.