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December 2017

NYC Outdoors! An Environmental Education Expo

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New York University Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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The NYC Outdoors! Expo is a public event showcasing environmental education resources in New York City. Who should attend? Teachers, Educators, Students, Faculty and anyone interested in environmental education. Participants will meet more than 40 environmental education organizations and find out about programs, teacher resources, internship, job opportunities, and much more. We will have light refreshments and door prizes! Please join us! Come learn about: Composting Growing oysters Field trips Fishing and seining Gardening Parks as classrooms Solar Energy Citizen…

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University Roundtable on Deep Energy and Carbon Reductions

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, 10012 United States
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$10

AIA New York invites you to attend a university roundtable on deep energy and carbon reductions. In New York City and State, universities are leading the way in terms of achieving deep, portfolio-wide energy and carbon emissions. In 2007, 17 universities accepted the NYC Mayor’s Carbon Challenge to reduce their carbon emissions by 30% in ten years, and by 2016, they had reduced their emissions by 17% in aggregate, with four universities signing on to a 50% reduction target by…

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Family Christmas Bird Count

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Audubon Center at the Boathouse, , Parkside Ave. bet. Flatbush Ave., Ocean Ave. and Prospect Park SW
Brooklyn , NY 11215 United States
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Blooming Naturalists of all ages can join a tradition more than 100 years in the making. Join Prospect Park Alliance in this nationwide bird census that helps conservation researchers track the long-term health of bird populations.

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January 2018

MulchFest

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Locations across the city,

Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city! Join NYC Parks, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC  to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree. More than 26,000 trees…

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Earth2Class Workshop with Dr. Ajit Subramaniam “Great Rivers and Changing Oceans”

January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Monell Building Auditorium, Columbia University, 3000 Broadway
New York , NY 10027 United States
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Dr. Ajit Subramaniam will share results of research into the impacts that nutrients in the world's great rivers, such as the Amazon and Mekong, have on ocean plankton. Free to members of the Columbia University Community Event Contact Information:  Michael J Passow  201-519-1071 mjp65@columbia.edu

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Compost 101

January 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301 United States
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What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This workshop will introduce you to compost, how it's made, and what to do with it when it's done. Admission is free. Registration requested.

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The Climate Reality Project Presentation

January 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355 United States
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The Climate Reality Project was founded in 2011 by former Vice President Al Gore to amplify the message about climate change—its causes, consequences, and solutions. Climate Reality presentations are available world-wide, offered for free by trained presenters. Join us for an eye-opening presentation and a discussion about how everyone can engage to help solve the climate crisis. Special presenters: Monica Weiss, Dan Hanson. Ticket price includes admission.

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Using Your Brown Bin Best

January 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355 United States
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Have you recently received your curbside Organics Collection kit? Do you have questions about how to separate your waste and keep your bin neat? Come learn tips and tricks for keeping your trash, recycling, and organics areas clean and easy to manage. Are you in a building of 10+ units and want to enroll? First check your area is receiving service at bit.ly/organicscollection. Then come to our workshop to learn more! Ticket price includes admission. Please note: Registration is required; to…

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Nature’s Workshop: Jewelry Making

January 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park, East 33rd Street and Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Join the Rangers and learn how to make jewelry using materials from nature. Basic materials are provided.

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UnCommon Pages Bookmaking Workshop

January 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue
Staten Island, NY United States
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Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park! This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has made paper sheets from an invasive plant found at Freshkills Park called Phragmites, reimagining the plant as a form of recycled art. This program is geared for adults and families with children ages…

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