Net Zero Now Week

In January, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan declared 2023 as the Year of Sustainability. To honor the UAE leadership’s vision ahead of COP 28, NYUAD has joined forces with NYU New York in celebrating and imagining a future where carbon neutrality is achieved.

Join us on campus May 1-6 for an exciting week of events focusing on climate action, where our community will come together to discuss the most pressing issues surrounding sustainability and climate change. From insightful panels to interactive workshops, research engagements, and community outreach opportunities, this week-long event promises to provide the community with all the necessary tools to fight against climate change.

Monday, May 1, 2023

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Friday, May 5, 2023

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Additional Happenings on Campus

Additional Sustainability Programs on Campus

Meatless Mondays at Campus West Dining Hall

In an effort to support our community members' health and NYUAD's environmental goal of the Cool Food pledge (committed to reduce our food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030), we are implementing a weekly Meatless Monday menu at Campus West Dining Hall. Our menu is designed with delicious plant-based recipes and guides so you can implement Meatless Monday easily and deliciously.

So let’s imagine a year of our community committing to this small lifestyle change just one day a week. If we commit, by this time next year, we would have offset enough water to fill our Olympic-size swimming pool 52 times. We’ve saved a rainforest that is almost the size of the entirety of Sadiyaat Island. And we’ve offset a roundtrip drive from Paris to campus and back.

It’s a small change, but you can see how much of an impact it makes if we all come together!

SMALL PRINT: All data sourced from RCS, OECD, and USEPA. Grill counter still offers animal proteins during Meatless Mondays at Campus West Dining Hall.

The Memory Garden

An initiative organized under the NYUAD Arts and Humanities Anthropocene Research Kitchen — a decentralized exhibit of this semester's environmental artistic research projects this week.

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.

NYUAD Library Climate Corner

In support of the UAE's Year of Sustainability and Net Zero Now Week, the NYUAD Library is featuring numerous books, films, articles, and ebooks centered around the theme of climate action and sustainability in our new Climate Corner. Email with questions.