Sustainable Cities is a student club engaging New School students and New York professionals committed to sustainable urbanization. Research, events, and interventions encompass energy use, materials consumption, public awareness, climate change adaptation, and future-focused smart city development.
Students created the Sustainable Cities club as a platform for collaboration on a diversity of issues. Sustainability encompasses the notion that we must currently use resources to meet our needs, while working to preserve and restore natural endowments so that future generations can continue to provide for themselves.
Members of Sustainable Cities include Green Fund recipients that are currently implementing the Energy Reduction and Conservation Challenge in the 20th St Residence Hall. This pilot project seeks to reduce energy consumed by New School dormitory residents through social incentives and behavioral change.
Since our initiation, the Sustainability Cities club has worked closely with ReNewSchool and the Office of Sustainable Facilities and Management to host and organize events including a Sustainability Town Hall, film screenings, field trips to facilities including an organic farmers market and a municipal solid waste treatment facility, and outdoor excursions. Club members sit on the Earth Week planning committee, and the club reaches out to students and faculty for project ideas.
We welcome the committed and casual participation of students and faculty. Any and all our welcome to join and share their ideas!