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Earth Week at The New School

You’re not the only one.

Dust off your bike and strap on your hemp sandals; spring has sprung—and with that comes Earth Day! There’s been a lot of progress in the 43 years since the inaugural celebration sparked the modern day environmental movement. Initiatives for cleaner air, limiting of practices that cause environmental degradation, and a greater public awareness has ensured that.  At The New School, we celebrate the anniversary of Earth Day as a marathon, not a sprint. Starting April 20, the university taps into the energy of the movement with 10 days of festivities. These are no ordinary tree planting ceremonies. Over the course of the extended week, New Schoolers pack in a recycled fashion show, panels on fossil fuels, resources for alternative methods of transportation, and more during events both on and off campus.

Check out the list below for a schedule of events. For details, see the 2013 Earth Week website.

Saturday, April 20
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Green Festival and Parsons Fashion’s Recycled Runway (at 4 p.m.)
Javits Convention Center North (655 W 34th Street)
Purchase tickets at

Sunday, April 21
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Earth Day Festival in Union Square

7 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.):  Do the Math: A Movie to Spark a Movement featuring Bill McKibben
Tishman Auditorium, 66 W 12th Street

Monday, April 22 – EARTH DAY
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Earth Day Community Swap & Meal
Lang Café, 65 W 11th Street
RSVP is required by Friday April 19th at

Tuesday, April 23
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Compost Advocates & Slow Food present: Arts & Crafts, Runway Show
Vera List Courtyard, 66 W 12th Street

Wednesday, April 24
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Bike Repair Workshop
Vera List Courtyard, 66 W 12th Street

Thursday, April 25
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: The New School Green Fund Presentations
66 W 12th Street, Room 510

Friday, April 26 – Arbor Day
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Slow Food Training
Lang Café, 65 W 11th Street

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Free Film Screening: YERT—Your Environmental Road Trip: 50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage?
6 E 16th Street, Room 1107

Tuesday, April 30
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Fossil Fuels at The New School: A Panel Discussion on the Endowment, Divestment, and Student Participation
65 W 11th Street, Wollman Hall

Terra Lawson-Remer – Chair of The New School Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility and Assistant Professor, GPIA, The New School
Joel Towers – Executive Dean of Parsons The New School for Design
Bevis Longstreth – Former Commissioner of the SEC and current Trustee of The New School
Dan Apfel – Director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition
Belinda Rodriquez –



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