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September 2014

Queens Museum exhibitions

September 7 - October 4
Queens Museum,
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368 United States
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Head over to the Queens Museum of Art for great (and free!) exhibits!
*Sacred Waters: A Col­lec­tion of Hindu Offer­ings from Jamaica Bay.
*The Nat­ural His­tory Museum: Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship Exhi­bi­tion Pro­gram.
*From Water­sheds to Faucets: The Mar­vel of New York City’s Water Sup­ply System.

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The Great March for Climate Action

September 21 - 22
Location to be determined,
New York City, NY United States
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In light of the UN Cli­mate Sum­mit, the Cli­mate March will be gath­er­ing of cit­i­zen activists mak­ing a stand for pol­icy change, polit­i­cal action, and national atten­tion regard­ing cli­mate change.

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Volunteer Training for Emergency Response Preparedness

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Enterprise Community Partners,
1 Whitehall Street, 11th Floor, New York, 10004 United States
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Orga­niz­ing Vol­un­teers for Emer­gency Response In part­ner­ship with Neigh­bor­Works Amer­ica, 2014’s open­ing resilience series train­ing will be design­ing and devel­op­ing an emer­gency man­age­ment pro­gram plan for multi-family hous­ing orga­ni­za­tions. The suc­cess­ful inte­gra­tion of cit­i­zen involve­ment in an emer­gency man­age­ment set­ting is imper­a­tive to pre­pare for, respond to, recover from, and mit­i­gate the effects of dis­as­ters in our com­mu­ni­ties. This full day train­ing will address orga­ni­za­tion and man­age­ment of vol­un­teers in emer­gency response, engag­ing the com­mu­nity, vol­un­teer oper­a­tions, logis­tics, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and…

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2014 Cities Climate Leadership Awards

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
New York, NY United States
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The C40 & Siemens City Cli­mate Lead­er­ship Awards pro­vides global recog­ni­tion to cities that are demon­strat­ing cli­mate action leadership.

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The Utility Business Model: Evolution or Revolution?

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC,
44 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014 United States
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This panel will exam­ine emerg­ing chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties as util­i­ties in NY and around the coun­try evolve to meet the needs of a next-generation power sys­tem, develop ser­vices that offer their cus­tomers more choice, and deliver increased value to their shareholders.

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Earth Institute Practicum; Science-Based Solutions for Sustainability: Overview of Earth Systems Research Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

As shown in the event descrip­tion: The Earth Insti­tute and the School of Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion MSSM Practicum present Sean Solomon, Direc­tor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Obser­va­tory. The Earth Institute’s over­ar­ch­ing goal is to help achieve sus­tain­able devel­op­ment pri­mar­ily by explor­ing and expand­ing the knowl­edge sur­round­ing envi­ron­men­tal issues. Through edu­ca­tion, sci­en­tific research and prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion, the Earth Insti­tute tack­les real-world chal­lenges. The Earth Insti­tute is com­prised of 30 research cen­ters and pro­grams. With 850 sci­en­tists, post­doc­toral fel­lows and stu­dents, the Earth Insti­tute is…

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Stargazing on the High Line

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every month on the fourth Tuesday until October 28, 2014
High line,
14th st 10th ave, Manhattan, NY United States
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Come to the High Line to gaze at the stars, plan­ets, and moon through the high-powered tele­scopes of the Ama­teur Astronomers Asso­ci­a­tion, and chat with the experts about the sights you see.

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2014 Rising Seas Summit

September 24 @ 7:30 am - September 26 @ 12:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Times Square ,
1605 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019, New York City, NY 10019 United States
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The inau­gural Ris­ing Seas Sum­mit brought together more than 170 pro­fes­sion­als from national and local gov­ern­ment, indus­try, aca­d­e­mic insti­tu­tions and envi­ron­men­tal NGOs together to high­light the inter­re­la­tion­ships between sea level rise, cli­mate change and extreme events. Under­stand­ing, antic­i­pat­ing and adapt­ing to water related threats is crit­i­cal to national secu­rity and a sta­ble econ­omy. Sea level rise will con­tinue to dam­age coastal ecosys­tems and inland water sys­tems, and the recent cat­a­strophic impacts of Hur­ri­cane Sandy have demon­strated the risks faced by all…

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Drain: Planning for Climate Change (Naomi Klein and Kate Orff)

September 24 @ 12:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Wood Auditorium,
Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 United States
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We are liv­ing in Decade Zero, the tip­ping point after which irrepara­ble changes deliv­ered “in the lan­guage of fires, floods, storms, and droughts” will wreck havoc on the earth, accord­ing to acclaimed jour­nal­ist Naomi Klein, whose new book This Changes Every­thing: Cap­i­tal­ism vs. The Cli­mate calls for reg­u­la­tion of the cor­po­rate pow­ers that pol­lute and cri­tiques the short­com­ings of market-based solu­tions. These global issues find focus in Richard Misrach’s and Kate Orff’s col­lab­o­ra­tive pub­li­ca­tionPetro­chem­i­cal Amer­ica, a pho­to­graphic and graphic inves­ti­ga­tion of the cultural,…

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Colloquium on Forests and Climate: New Thinking for Transformational Change

As shown in the event descrip­tion: The Earth Institute’s Cen­ter for Envi­ron­men­tal Sus­tain­abil­ity (EICES),the Inter­na­tional Research Insti­tute for Cli­mate and Soci­ety (IRI) and the Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Forestry Research (CIFOR) invite you to a high level sci­en­tific dis­cus­sion on the side of the United Nations Cli­mate Sum­mit. Speak­ers include: Eduardo Bron­dizio, Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Anthro­pol­ogy; Adjunct Pro­fes­sor, Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ences (SPEA) and Geog­ra­phy, Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity, Bloom­ing­ton;  Co-director, Anthro­po­log­i­cal Cen­ter for Train­ing and Research on Global Envi­ron­men­tal Change (ACT); Chair, Advi­sory Coun­cil, Vincent…

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