Street Lab is fighting climate change

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Nonprofits are polluters too.

Nonprofits like Street Lab 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 our organization, everything from truck miles, to server use, to local transit.

Reduce

LED lightbulbs? Check. Partnership with NYC DOT that cuts our trucking 75%? Check. More social impact, less environmental impact.

Offset

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

Repeat

Carbon offsets don’t mean “we’re done.” Rather, “we’re working on it.” Our goal is to get more efficient and offset less each year.

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

About our “new” name… Street Lab.

Street Lab began in Boston in 2006. In 2011, we moved the organization to NYC and launched the Uni Project, which was a portable reading room that roamed the city. In 2020, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.