Join the Green Workplace Certification Program
To participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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.
Current NYU students, faculty, and staff at any of NYU campuses or global sites may apply as project leaders for a Green Grant. Alumni, community organizations, and interested neighbors are permitted and encouraged to collaborate as members of project teams.
Green Grants are awarded to projects seeking to advance campus sustainability initiatives or enact social-entrepreneurial ventures. Green Grant projects should explore one or more of the following categories:
Please review our Green Grants Guidelines for detailed instructions.
We recommend that you first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form so that NYU's Office of Sustainability can help you develop a formal proposal for funding.
After receiving feedback on your EOI, fill out the Green Grants Proposal Form (.DOC: 46 KB) and email it to email@example.com before the next deadline.
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.
Certified Platinum Green Workplace Offices Since 2022
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.
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.
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:
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.