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September 2017

Coastal Cleanup

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park Old Fulton Street and Furman Street Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge Park Greenway
New York, NY 11201 United States
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Free

Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides, from May through October. All volunteers must fill out a waiver on site and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or…

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Conference on the Global Pact for the Environment

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Faculty House, Columbia University,
Free

CCSI and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), under the guidance of Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the SDGs, and Laurent Fabius, President of the Constitutional Council of the French Republic, will host a one-day conference to present and discuss the blueprint for a Global Pact for the Environment. The conference will build on the successful June 2017 launch of the Global Pact in Paris, which brought together prominent leaders to discuss the draft…

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October 2017

Forest Crew

October 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis. College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded! Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.  Please RSVP here . This event repeats every week on…

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Farm and Compost Volunteer Days

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355 United States
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Free

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. This event repeats every week on Wednesday between 6/7/2017 and 10/25/2017.  

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