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Earth Day New York

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Earth Day New York in conjunction with the NYU Office of Sustainability presents the


Live Green / Work Green

Sustainability Conference


NYU's Global Center

238 Thompson St.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Register" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here.


Free to attend.

(Free green giveaways to be provided!)

Earth Day New York in conjunction with the NYU Office of Sustainability is launching a new student engagement conference this year titled Live Green / Work Green. It is being designed to provide students from NYU (numbering more than 40,000), and other schools, the opportunity to learn about ways they can pursue environmentally sustainable paths in both their professional and personal lives. The conference will bring together a variety of sustainability professionals to engage with the NYU student community around Live Green / Work Green themes with a strong focus on how to make a lifelong commitment to sustainability through both work and lifestyle choices.


GREEN CAREER PANELS: A series of panels will introduce students to various green careers and will include representatives from business, non-profits and government. From government leaders to environmental attorneys and scientists to marketing specialists and corporate sustainability officers, students will have the opportunity to learn from and engage with professionals who have found a way to integrate and express their personal beliefs in their work. Speakers will include:


Peter Lehner, Executive Director of NRDC

Andrew Revkin, writer for the New York Times' Dot Earth blog and Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University

Chris Collins, Executive Director of Solar One

Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Durst Organization (the developers of One Bryant Park and 4 Times Square), and many more!

GREEN LIFESTYLE EXHIBITS: The exhibits will provide a platform for companies to engage the NYU community around a variety of sustainable products, services, and initiatives. The all-day exhibition area will focus primarily on green lifestyle choices (e.g., green products, environmental advocacy campaigns) provided by participating companies and organizations, while the afternoon reception and career fair will publicize various green jobs and internships.

GREEN CAREER FAIR: Employers with job and internship opportunities related to sustainability will be in attendance to provide information on their positions and talk to interested students about their career goals.

Sample timeline for the conference:

  • 9:30 – Exhibitor area opens
  • 9:30-10:15 – Panel 1: Sustainability in the Non-Profit Field
  • 10:30-11:15 – Panel 2: Sustainability in Government
  • 11:30-12:15 – Panel 3: Sustainability in Business
  • 12:30-1:30 – Keynote Speaker
  • 1:30-3:00 – Networking reception and career fair
  • 3:00 – Closing remarks and exhibitor area closes

If you'd like to get involved as an exhibitor or panelist, contact John Oppermann at [email protected]





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