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Parsons Students Take On Textile Scrap Design Challenge

Parsons students ventured out to Materials For The Arts‘ (MFTA) Long Island City warehouse to participate in a textile strap design challenge on April 13th. The challenge: help MFTA come up with a design that uses textile scraps to make something innovative and useful. The average American disposes of 75 pounds of textiles each year, but […]

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Earth Week Spotlight: Maya Lazzaro

As Earth Week at The New School approaches, it is time to explore some of our special guests that will be a part of this event-filled week. Maya Lazzaro will be one of multiple individuals that will be a part of a panel focusing on Native Sovereignty during Earth Week. Maya is currently a Senior […]

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LEAP Entrepreneurship Club Partners with Sure We Can During Earth Week

LEAP Entrepreneurship Club is partnering with Sure We Can Recycling Center during Earth Week to collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans at The New School, which will support Sure We Can’s mission to support the local community, particularly the most vulnerable residents, and promote social inclusion, environmental awareness, and economic empowerment. Look out for donation spots in the […]

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Cecil Corbin-Mark on Climate Resiliency in Northern Manhattan

Cecil D. Corbin-Mark has learned, first-hand, the importance of utilizing resident expertise when dealing with climate resiliency. The current Deputy Director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice discussed this importance during the Resilient Cities, Livable Futures: New York City conference on March 20th at The New School. Hundreds joined researchers from the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research […]

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Earth Week at The New School 2017 is here!

Earth Week at The New School 2017 is April 15-22. Earth Week is dedicated to championing environmental justice, inspiring activism through artistic expression and design, fostering professional opportunities in environmental sectors, promoting sustainable practices, and advancing sustainability in New York City and the world. Check out what will be going on this Earth Week!  Textile Scrap […]

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Trash Free Waters Partnership Meeting Highlights

  On March 16th, The New School community was invited to join the Trash Free Waters Partnership Meeting to hear from local experts about ongoing efforts to reduce plastic debris in our waterways, including a presentation by New School faculty Barent Roth. The TFW Partnership NY/NJ, formerly led by EPA Region 2, is a collaborative effort across public, private, […]

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Resilient Cities, Livable Futures: New York City Keynote Highlights

“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.” This quote from Mahatma Gandhi was presented by Cecil D. Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice, during the Resilient Cities, Livable Futures: New York City Keynotes Event that took place on March 20th at The New […]

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New School Food Pantry Volunteer Training

The Food Pantry needs volunteers! If you are interested in in helping to distribute food at the food pantry, please join us at an upcoming volunteer opportunity: The Food Pantry Volunteer Training Tuesday, March 28, 4:00-5:00 pm at the Food Pantry – 12th floor cafe, 6 East 16th Street The training will focus on: Why […]

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Textile Scrap Workshop: Design Challenge!

Are you a designer who loves a creative challenge? Do you ever think about upcycling and reducing waste, or how to give new life to discarded materials? Do you want a chance to win $100? If so, Materials for the Arts (MFTA) is looking for YOU! In partnership with the NY Department of Sanitation, MFTA […]

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