Archive for the ‘Sustainability’ Category

2014 YU Earth Week, March 31st to April 6th

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Come join in the Earth Week festivities at Yeshiva University. March 31st to April 6th. Find all the details below. MONDAY, MARCH 31 Wall-E Viewing & Pizza, Wilf, Belfer Hall, Rm. 207 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Join YU Eco Reps for Pizza and a Movie, Wall-E, the pixar film critiquing the larger issues of […]

Yeshiva University earns Recognition for Sustainability Efforts

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recently recognized YU with a STARS Bronze Rating for its sustainability efforts. This is the most comprehensive sustainability inventory Yeshiva University has done to date which was a yearlong effort involving all 4 of Yeshiva University campuses and required efforts from over 40 Yeshiva […]

Successful Earth Week at Einstein

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Check out how Earth Week went at Einstein this year from speakers to building a community garden.

YU sees 7% Reduction in GHG Emissions after 5 years

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Since 2008, Yeshiva University’s Office of Energy & Sustainability has been annually tracking its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). After five years, the university has seen a reduction of 7 percent in GHG emissions on track to reach its first major milestone of a 20 percent GHG reduction by 2020. While year over year data can […]

Improving your workspace with plants.

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Today the average person spends 90% of their time indoors and 52 hours at their workspace. Studies from NASA, Washington State University, Norway, the Netherlands and India suggest numerous benefits to plants in the workspace, including: Increased Productivity Reduced Stress Loss of Concentration Drops Decreased Cost of Conditioning Outdoor Air Removal of traces of Formaldehyde, […]

Earth Week 2012

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

This April 22nd is Earth Day and to celebrate we are having a week of events from April 23rd to 27th. Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member you can get involved! From Career Panels and Movie Viewings, to learning how to cook kosher from farmers markets. Look out for more information on […]

Yeshiva becomes an AASHE Member

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Recently, Yeshiva University joined the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE is an organization of colleges and universities that are working to advance sustainability in higher education.  You can see our school’s name on AASHE’s list of campus members.  As members, we all have access to AASHE’s online resources and […]

Kicking the Bottled Water Habit.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Hard to imagine but only a few short years ago, bottled water was not available. Today, Americans buy a total of 8.8 billion gallons of bottled water a year. While it seems more convenient, advertising often misleads consumers into believing that bottled water is a cleaner and safer than tap water. However bottled water is […]

YU Sustainability Week

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Sustainability Week is coming October 24th to 28th. From a planting event in Highbridge Park to a Carbon Nation Movie viewing, this year’s 3rd annual Sustainability Week is going to show you what sustainability really means. Feel free to take part in events or just learn how can be more sustainable at home or in […]

Visit your local Farmers Market: Sustainable and Healthy.

Friday, August 19th, 2011

It’s Fresh. Today local farmers markets are popping up everywhere and for good reason! Local farmers markets provide the freshest possible products and often a more environmentally friendly one. On average, food travels between 1500 and 2500 miles to get to your plate, while food found at a farmers market typically doesn’t travel more than […]