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It is estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the U.S. disposes approximately 12.8 million tons of textiles annually. This number has increased largely due to the rise of ‘fast fashion’, in which clothing is essentially so inexpensive that it is practically seen as disposable to the typical consumer. Although many retail companies and nonprofit organizations have been making efforts to collect old clothing, much of it still ends up in the landfills. Since many companies outsource their clothing,…Find out more »
Creating sustainable cities has become one of the most pressing issues facing the United States and the global community. As Dr. Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Columbia Earth Institute, has noted, a sustainable city “uses resources as efficiently as possible, uses renewable resources as much as possible, recycles as much as possible and has the least possible impact on the natural environment.” There is a growing consensus, Dr. Cohen argues, that our cities must be “attractive, exciting, healthy and…Find out more »
Led by Richard Reiss, New York chapter of Citizen's Climate Lobby and City Atlas The leaders of the New York chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby and City Atlas join to host a walk featuring other experts and students. What’s the best response to the enormous social challenge of rising seas? Since our first Jane’s Walk in 2016, national climate policy has been lacking and sea level projections have grown more dire. Learn individual steps that can have immediate impact,…Find out more »
Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to the Circular Economy Conference & Research Collaborative!
The Tishman Center and GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) invite you to join us at Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to a Circular Economy conference and research collaborative. You will be part of a discussion with a global audience of innovative and creative eco-minded collaborators including practitioners, researchers, advocates and activists. The conference is FREE to attend. Join us on May 8th and 9th at The New School campus in New York City. 65 Fifth Avenue, New…Find out more »
It’s been 30 years. We could not have done it without you! Please join us for our summer picnic! Come to East River Park on Saturday, June 9th for a day of outdoor fun, food, drink, and activities for all ages! Meet us at the Fire Boat House along the East River, festivities will run from 4-7pm. Enjoy a lovely sunset with your family and friends. We are putting up a big white tent just for you. Reserve your attendance now! Here are…Find out more »