Last week, NYU was announced as a finalist in the 2012 Climate Leadership Awards, a national competition among universities to earn the title of “Most Innovative Climate Leader,” held by non-profit organization Second Nature.
NYU’s Office of Sustainability submitted a short video starring some of our very own students that detailed various green initiatives on campus—including the high-efficiency cogeneration plant, the NYU Bike Share, and the Green Grant Program.
“Climate change is a collective-action problem, and all of our solutions are focused on collective participation,” said Jeremy Friedman, the Manager of Sustainability Initiatives. “That’s why we need students to participate in the contest and be part of all the projects on campus to stop climate change.”
While NYU has already reduced total emissions by 33% in the past five years, the plan is to be climate neutral by 2040 in response to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).
NYU is competing against eighteen other schools across the country like ASU, Florida State, and Pratt. But, as we all know, our school is the best. So everyone needs to vote for NYU by visiting the site—and reaffirm that purple always wins (except in most athletic competitions), even when it’s green.
You can vote here.