New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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NYU disputes Reuters claim that its power plant ‘dirtiest’ among colleges

An investigation found that an on-campus power plant is less efficient than comparable sites. The university has since challenged the findings.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2022

NYU’s central power plant generates more carbon dioxide than 80% of other university power plants, a Reuters investigation found. But NYU has disputed the analysis, claiming...

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NYU: Greenhouse emissions halved by 2025, carbon neutral by 2040

NYU administrators provided updates on the university’s efforts to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions at its second annual State of Sustainability address.
Gabriel Hawthorne, Deputy News Editor April 26, 2022

NYU president Andrew Hamilton announced that the university is still on track to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 50% of what they were in 2006 by 2025 during the second...

NYU held its first annual State of Sustainability address last Thursday, April 22. Students are not convinced, especially considering past efforts by NYU Divest to get the university to cut ties with corporations related to fossil fuels and the prison-industrial complex. (Photo by Echo Chen and Tony Wu. Staff Illustration by Alex Tran)

NYU remains invested in fossil fuels as the university hosts its first State of Sustainability

The university touted its achievements, goals and new programs aiming to promote sustainability, but ignored its ties to fossil fuels.
Saurabh Kumar, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

NYU held its first annual State of Sustainability address last Thursday, April 22. The webinar event featured speakers from the Office of Sustainability and other university departments,...

Good for Business Isn’t Good Enough

Good for Business Isn’t Good Enough

As the university continues to make strides towards sustainability, it must also do what’s right, not just what makes money.
Cole Stallone, Opinion Editor December 2, 2019

NYU’s Chief Sustainability Officer Cecil Scheib recently outlined the reality of achieving sustainability goals at NYU: in order for them to be accepted, they must be good for...

NYUs Office of Sustainability is committed to building a healthier and more sustainable future for students and citizens of New York City alike. (Staff photo by Tony Wu)

NYU Is Sustainable, When It Makes Money

Cecil Scheib rides bikes, uses meal swipes (his favorite dining hall is Downstein) and tries to convince NYU administrators that sustainability matters. It works — if sustainability means saving money, too.
Victor Porcelli, News Editor November 25, 2019

NYU’s vegan, bike-riding, meal plan-having Chief Sustainability Officer Cecil Scheib spends his days trying to convince big names in university administration to better NYU’s...

SGA Chair Jakiyah Bradley introduces Chief Sustainability Officer Cecil Sheib, Adriana Moreno, Chair of Sustainability Committee, and President Hamilton. (Via Twitter)

Admins Talk Carbon Neutrality, Hamilton Dodges Gentrification Questions at Sustainability Town Hall

A panel including President Andrew Hamilton discussed NYU’s sustainability practices including the university’s goals to reduce carbon emissions during a town hall on Tuesday.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor November 5, 2019

Students and administration discussed the university’s efforts toward sustainability, including carbon emission reduction and LEED certification of NYU buildings during a town...

A trash bin overflows with food scraps, containers and papers in Kimmels seventh-floor student lounge. Some of these items could be recycled. (Staff Photo by Katie Peurrung)

Busting the Myth About NYU Recycling

Where does the garbage chute actually lead?
Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Deputy Under the Arch Editor April 22, 2019

Compost, landfill and recycling bins litter NYU’s Washington Square campus. Whether separated or joined, each is decorated with appropriate signage and coloring — green for...

Cecil Scheib, NYU Assistant Vice President of Sustainability, speaks on the panel. (Photo by Jorene He)

Vice President of Sustainability and UN Official Discuss NYU’s Carbon Footprint

Justin Wu, Staff Writer November 29, 2018

NYU’s carbon footprint, along with climate change in general, was the subject of a conversation with the UN New York Office director Wednesday on campus. Speakers on the...