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Event Registration Open for 2017 Canal Clean Sweep 

February 1 - April 20

The NYS Canal Cor­po­ra­tion and Parks & Trails New York need your help for the annu­al Canal Clean Sweep. Last year’s event was a great suc­cess, but we want to make this year’s Clean Sweep even big­ger! Most of this year’s event will take place Fri­day-Sun­day, April 21–23, Earth Day week­end. Besides being a great 

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8:00 am

Resilient Cities, Livable Futures 

March 20 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
The New School, 66 W 12th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States

Urban Resilience to Weath­er-relat­ed Extreme Events in the US and Lat­in Amer­i­ca This event will be livestreamed at: https://​livestream​.com/​T​h​e​N​e​w​S​c​h​o​o​l​/​R​e​s​i​l​i​e​n​t​-​C​i​t​i​e​s​-​L​i​v​a​b​l​e​-​F​u​t​u​res Join researchers from the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Research Net­work (UREx SRN) alongside prac­ti­tion­ers, gov­ern­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tives, and envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice lead­ers from 10 Unit­ed States and Lat­in Amer­i­can cities who will share pro­gress, chal­lenges, and needs 

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6:00 pm

M.S. in Sustainability Management & Sustainability Certifications Information Session 

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Faculty House, Columbia University,

The Earth Insti­tute and Columbia University’s School of Pro­fes­sion­al Stud­ies co-spon­sor four pro­grams in sus­tain­abil­i­ty:   Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Man­age­ment Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Ana­lyt­ics Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Sus­tain­able Water Man­age­ment Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Sus­tain­able Finance   Dur­ing this infor­ma­tion ses­sion, Steven Cohen, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Earth Insti­tute at Columbia and Direc­tor of the Sus­tain­abil­i­ty

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Intersections: Shaping a Green NYC with Equitable Transportation Planning 

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
<span class="caps">AIA</span> Center for Architecture, Hines Gallery, 435 LaGuardia Place
New York , NY 10012 United States

The NYC Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion released Strate­gic Plan 2016: Safe*Green*Smart* Equi­table in the fall of 2016. The updat­ed plan describes how safe­ty and pub­lic realm strate­gies, freight plans, asset man­age­ment, and pub­lic engage­ment all play an impor­tant part in man­ag­ing the City’s trans­porta­tion and mobil­i­ty net­work. At the same time, the NYC Depart­ment of City 

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7:00 pm

New York Sea Level Rise Projections: Implications for Law, Land Use, Buildings and Infrastructure 

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
435 W 116th St, New York, <span class="caps">NY</span> 10027, 435 W 116th St, New York, NY 10027
New York, NY 10027 United States

As required by a 2014 state statute, the New York State Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion has just issued offi­cial sea lev­el rise pro­jec­tions. They reflect a range of pos­si­ble sce­nar­ios; at the high end, sea lev­el in the New York City area could rise 75 inch­es (6.2 feet) by the year 2100.This pro­gram will explore 

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Kim Stanley Robinson and the Science Friday Book Club 

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Strand, 828 Broadway
New York, United States

Sci­ence Fri­day host Ira Fla­tow is sit­ting down with acclaimed sci­ence fic­tion author Kim Stan­ley Robin­son to talk about his lat­est book New York 2140. The book envi­sions a not-so-dis­tant future in which sea lev­els have risen, the streets of New York have become canals, and sky­scrap­ers have become islands. The dis­cus­sion will include a Q&A, book sign­ing, and a demon­stra­tion from the Sci­ence Fri­day Edu­ca­tion team. Tick­ets are $15 and include a Strand gift card for the same amount. 

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