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May 2018

Farm-to-City: The Logistics of Local Food around the World

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AgTech X, 40 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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$10

A speaker series and brief panel with leaders working on local food & sustainable farming solutions around the globe - from Haiti, to Colombia, to Nigeria, and elsewhere. Hear about which challenges & opportunities are unique within each region; what room exists for specific technology interventions or innovative business approaches; and how each speaker's work fits in. Then, the floor is yours to ask questions!

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Here’s the Kicker: Reporting on the Wild World of Transit in Metro New York

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TransitCenter, 601 W 26th Street Room 325-4
Manhattan, NY United States
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Free

Without reporters bringing attention to public transit issues, we'd be in deep trouble. Journalists covering transit give voice to the needs of riders and the views of advocates, and they force agencies and elected officials to respond. Join TransitCenter to go behind the scenes of covering the wild world of transit in Metro New York with members of our very own transit beat: AM New York, POLITICO New York, City Lab, and The Star Ledger. Panelists:   Vincent Barone, Transit Reporter, amNewYork Laura…

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2018 Forum for Implementation of the SDGs

May 31 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
United Nations Headquarters, 45th Street 1st Avenu
New York, NY 10017 United States
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Free

Please join us in an interactive Forum highlighting Japanese leadership initiatives promoting the SDGs To make an active contribution toward advancing SDGs, it is important to promote the SDGs in the context of each country's specific culture and customs. The FOUNAP is highlighting Japanese leadership initiatives in promoting the SDGs, with focus on three related topics: Promoting the SDGs at a municipal level; Business and technology leadership; Promoting women’s empowerment in the workplace and society. Organized by FOUNAP (Friends of…

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June 2018

Brooklyn Flea Market Upcycle Workshop

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Industry City, 241 37th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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Free

Come join Catherine Ruhl, an artist and educator who specializes in indigo shibori tie dye. She is partnering with the Brooklyn Flea market on Saturday June 2 and hosting a workshop for people to upcycle an old piece of clothing by tie dyeing.  Indigo tie dye is trendy, easy, and a great way to give an old piece of clothing or fabric new life! Shibori page: http://www.onyxmatter.com/onyxtextiles/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onyxmatter/?hl=en

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Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Freshkills Park, 10314
Staten Island , Select a Country:
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Free

This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of the park and experience the landscape and views the landfill-to-park project has to offer. Hundreds of acres and and miles of trails will be open for a day of bicycling, tours, and activities for all ages. All-Day Activities 11:00 – 2:00 | Wind chime-making with supplies from Materials for the Arts 11:00 – 3:00 | Plein-air (outdoor) drawing with artist James Powers 11:00 – 3:30 | Community collaborative…

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LES Ecology Center 9th Annual Summer Picnic

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
East River Park, Fire Boat House, Montgomery St. To E. 12 St., FDR Drive
New York, NY 10002 United States
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$50

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…

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July 2018

Zone Greener: Facilitating Solar Adoption

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012 United States
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Free - $10

In 2012, the New York City adopted a package of amendments to the NYC Zoning Resolution, collectively called Zone Green, to facilitate more sustainable and energy-efficient design. Zone Green addressed barriers to building thicker, better-insulated walls. It also covered the inclusion of sustainable design strategies, such as solar panels, solar shading systems, green roofs, and greenhouses. Fast forward six years: although Zone Green successfully solved the problems anticipated at the time, new technologies and new barriers have since emerged. Last fall, the…

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