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February 2018

Climate Change and the Future of Cities

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 295 LaFayette Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Free

What can cities do about climate change? How can they help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable forms of collective life? How can they protect vulnerable people and places from the outbursts of extreme weather that are becoming evermore likely to arrive? And can they adapt to global warming without making the world even more unequal? Drawing on original research and his experience as Research Director of the federal government’s Rebuild By Design competition for rebuilding after Sandy,…

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Sustainable Fashion: A Brand New Bag

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Baruch College – Library Building Room 750-760, 151 East 25 Street
New York, NY 10010 United States
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Panel Discussion: Sustainable Fashion: A Brand New Bag Moderator: Debera Johnson, Executive Director, Brooklyn Fashion & Design Accelerator; Executive Director, Pratt Center for Sustainable Design; Panelists: Kate Daly, Executive Director, Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners Mara Hoffman, Founder, Mara Hoffman Megan Meiklejohn, Sustainable Materials & Transparency Manager, Eileen Fisher Meghan Ryan, Manager, Advisory Services, BSR, Founder of Sourcemap Sustainable fashion — the alternative to fast fashion — compels us to rethink the way we buy and sell our…

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GreenHomeNYC Monthly Forum: How to be Cool and Efficient

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fujitsu Airstage, 1450 Broadway
New York, NY 10018 United States
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$4 - $10

As air conditioning is increasingly considered to be a required amenity in both residential and commercial settings, even as concern about global warming and greenhouse gasses has grown, this forum will discuss the key air conditioning system types and their related energy efficiency.  We will also discuss some design issues, troubleshooting installation problems and, finally focus on the need for expanded technician education and training.

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Social Equity in the Built Environment

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ARUP, 77 Water Street, East River Meeting Room (4th Floor)
New York City, NY 10005 United States
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$15

In creating a sustainable building, what if we could create something that helps the people in the community, the people who take care of the building and the people who physically built the building? What if we really understood how to have a dialogue about the sometimes thorny issues of equity in a way that was collaborative, fruitful and realistic? And what if we had a 2030 Social Challenge as well as a 2030 Building Challenge? This lecture will provide…

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Liquid Assets: New York’s Watersheds & Waterways

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, 10029
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$25

What can New York City do to protect its drinking water supply and its recreational waters in the coming decades? How is that supply affected by climate change, and what must we do to adapt? Join us for a deep dive into NYC's complex water systems, which powerfully illustrate our city's dependency on - and symbiotic relationship to - its larger regional environment and economy. Al Appleton, former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Paul Gallay, President of…

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Design Experiments for the Rebuilding of Houston and other Disaster Cities

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 295 LaFayette Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Free

Professor Natalie Jeremijenko directs the Environmental Health Clinic, and is an Associate Professor in the Visual Art Department, NYU and affiliated with the Computer Science Dept and Environmental Studies program. She will discuss design experiments for the rebuilding of Houston and how to create porous cities. NYU Urban Seminar Series: Equity, Design, and Climate Change Co-sponsored by NYU Wagner, NYU Department of Environmental Studies, and UPSA.   Cities today are growing quickly. The UN projects that continuing population growth and…

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March 2018

Grow Your Garden Group

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bushwick Inlet Park Center, 86 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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With spring around the corner, this is a key time to welcome new members to get involved in your garden. This workshop will cover creative and time-tested ways to grow your garden group, with a focus on recruiting new members and retaining existing members. Learn how to build the leadership of garden members and create healthy, effective groups with strong relationships at the core. Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español. RSVP here.  

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Climate Change and Gender Justice Symposium

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105, 435 W. 116 St.
New York, 10027 United States
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The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law and the Columbia Earth Institute invite you to the 2018 symposium "Climate Change and Gender Justice," featuring a panel presentation exploring the implications of climate change on gendered communities.  Panelists include: Amanda de Lisio, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bournemouth University Caroline Fusco, Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto Sarah Deer, Professor, International & Interdisciplinary Studies - Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, School of…

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Alley Pond Park Forest Restoration

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alley Pond Park, 76th Ave and Springfield Blvd
Queens, NY United States
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Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Alley Pond Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone. Directions: Walk north on Winchester Boulevard towards the Grand Central Parkway…

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Climate Change and Health Priorities for Vulnerable Populations

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New York City Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of Americas
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Half day Satellite Session of the 2018 Consortium of Universities for Global Health's Annual Conference. Epidemics, like weather and climate, do not respect national borders. Since 2005 there has been increasing international cooperation on global health security. The Lancet Commission “Count Down on Health and Climate Change” Oct 2017 proposed access to climate services as a key indicator of adaptation and resilience to climate change for the health sector. As many health outcomes are climate sensitive there is increasing interest…

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