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September 2014
Free

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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$9.00

Green building tour at Sunset Park recycling facility

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility,
472 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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Join Green­Home­NYC on Sep­tem­ber 30th as we explore Sims Munic­i­pal Recycling’s new Sun­set Park Mate­r­ial Recov­ery Facility.

Sims Munic­i­pal Recycling’s (SMR) processes all of NYC’s res­i­den­tial and insti­tu­tional metal, glass and plas­tic recy­clables, as well as half of the City’s paper. The new facil­ity has a Recy­cling Edu­ca­tion Cen­ter, where New York­ers are encour­aged to come see how recy­cling hap­pens in NYC.

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October 2014
Free

Smarter cities workshop at Bronx Community College

October 2 @ 8:30 am - 5:40 pm
Gould Memorial Library (Rotunda) - Bronx Community College – City University of New York,,
2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453, New York City, NY 10453. United States
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The City of Townsville, Aus­tralia (IBM Smarter City Chal­lenge and research tri­als in smart water and build­ings) and the City of Dubuque, Iowa (IBM Smart City Global Pilot for water, energy, solid waste, transport/health), will be pre­sent­ing on their shared expe­ri­ences as Smart Cities. The world renowned Cen­ter for Resilience at the Ohio State Uni­ver­sity will also present on resilience mod­els. Keynote addresses will be deliv­ered by Doris Gon­za­lez, Direc­tor of IBM Cor­po­rate Cit­i­zen­ship Office (respon­si­ble for the Smarter Cities Pro­gram) and Scott Muller, A Senior Sci­en­tist for SIS-GIS on his work on low car­bon emis­sions col­lab­o­ra­tions between national and sub­na­tional gov­ern­ments and the UN. The work­shops will be held in the his­toric Gould Memo­r­ial Library (GML) at BCC. GML is both a NYC and a national landmark.”

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Free

Daily Bryant Park petanque, tabletop games, ping pong, and reading room

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every month on the first Thursday until November 6, 2014
Bryant Park,
42nd Street and 6th Avenue, Manhattan, Select a Country:
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There is so much to do at Bryant Park, Come visit and find out!

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Free

Conflict resolution career fair at Columbia’s Earth Institute

Career fair for peace and con­flict res­o­lu­tion job and intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties at Colum­bia Uni­ver­sity with 30+ organizations.

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Saturday Farmers Market

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A farm­ers mar­ket and open house will be hosted at Flag­ship Farm every Sat­ur­day, May 17th through Octo­ber 25th!

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Free

Science-Based Solutions for Sustainability: “The Big Ratchet”

Ruth DeFries, pro­fes­sor at the Earth Insti­tute at Colum­bia Uni­ver­sity, will speak about the his­tory of human and tech­no­log­i­cal devel­op­ment and her new book, the Big Ratchet: How Human­ity Strives in the Face of Nat­ural Crisis.

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Free

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, and Future

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every month on the second Wednesday until October 9, 2014
BLDG 92,
63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
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The inau­gural exhi­bi­tion at BLDG 92, Brook­lyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future, recounts its lengthy history.

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Free

‘Gotham Unbound’ book launch and discussion on NYC’s urban ecology" rel="bookmark"> Gotham Unbound’ book launch and discussion on NYC’s urban ecology

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute for Public Knowledge,
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor, New York, NY United States
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The Insti­tute for Pub­lic Knowl­edge invites you to a dis­cus­sion with Ted Stein­berg and Andrew Need­ham on Steinberg’s new book Gotham Unbound: The Eco­log­i­cal His­tory of Greater New York. Stein­berg will use the book and his his­tor­i­cal under­stand­ing to address a ques­tion of some urgency: Can New York City sur­vive the sea? He will look at what the city has done in the past to deal with coastal flood­ing, as well as cur­rent plans in the wake of Sandy.

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$5

“Composting in the city” workshop at Queens Botanical Garden" rel="bookmark"> Composting in the city” workshop at Queens Botanical Garden

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden,
43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355 United States
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Join the NYC Com­post Project to learn how to reduce your waste and cre­ate “black gold” for your gar­den by com­post­ing leaves, kitchen scraps, gar­den trim­mings and weeds. This work­shop will cover the essen­tials of out­door com­post­ing in an urban set­ting. As a fall focus, we will dis­cuss how to com­post leaves and how to use mulch to pro­tect and improve your garden’s soil. Reg­is­tra­tion required: email compost@​queensbotanical.​org or call 718–539‑5296.    

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