The Uni Project is fighting climate change

Help us make our NYC operation 100% climate neutral in 2018.
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Nonprofits are polluters too.

Nonprofits like the Uni Project need to lead the fight against climate change. The first step: admit you have a problem. Here’s the carbon footprint of our NYC programs in a nutshell. 

  • Studio, office, and storage 45% 45%
  • Trucking 30% 30%
  • Staff transportation 20% 20%
  • Materials and supplies 5% 5%

Here’s our plan:

Measure

We’ve started to document the carbon output of the Uni, everything from truck miles, to server use, to local transit.

Reduce

LED lightbulbs? Yup. Partnership with NYC DOT that cuts our trucking 50%? Huzzah! More social impact, less environmental impact.

Offset

What we can’t eliminate through efficiency in our org, we’ll offset by investing in projects that cut greenhouse emissions elsewhere.

Repeat

Carbon offsets are not our way of saying “we’re done.” Rather, “we’re working on it!” Our goal: get more efficient, offset less each year.

Watch our blog for more updates about our progress towards 100%.

We're getting a "new" name... Street Lab.

The Uni Project is the work of Street Lab, a nonprofit launched in 2006 in Boston, where we created community-oriented programs for public space. In 2011, we migrated Street Lab to New York City and launched the Uni Project. The Uni began as a single, portable reading room and has since grown into a city-wide initiative offering more than 700 days of pop-up programming in 150+ public spaces across the city. In 2019, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.

For now, details about our programs are available here on the Uni Project web site. Soon, that content will move to www.streetlab.org. Thanks for sticking with us!