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November 2017

Real Talk on Conscious Consumerism

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Good Goods, 121 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
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$10

Do you call yourself a passionate conscious consumer, but feel guilty about how you eat and what you buy? Do you ever find yourself checking to make sure no one is witness to your daily hypocrisy against the earth? In this panel, moderated by Alden Wicker of EcoCult, we'll discuss the perfectionism running rampant in the environmental community, break down what's really going to help the planet versus what feels righteous, and lay out some pragmatic tips for advocating for…

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One October: Film Screening with Live Score + Talk Back

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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$18

In New York, we are constantly surrounded by the sound of voices. Countless conversations and perspectives weave together the landscape that we call home. Filmed in October 2008 on the eve of Obama’s historic election and an unprecedented economic crisis, this lyrical portrait of New York City follows WFMU radio reporter Clay Pigeon as he takes to the streets to talk to fellow New Yorkers about their lives, their dreams, and their relationship with the city. These revealing interviews are woven between…

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Gardening for Liberation: A Social Justice Roundtable – Part 2

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
P.S. 262 El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Elementary/Middle School, 500 Macon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233 United States
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Join community garden leaders for a panel followed by small group discussions where community gardeners will share stories about how they're using their community gardens in various interconnected movements for liberation.  Moderator: Yonnette Fleming is a lifelong musician, social change catalyst and urban farmer who is committed to advancing systems of knowledge which help people recognize oppression and build health and resilience at the individual, community, and ecosystem levels. Panelists: Cecile Fandi, school gardener at P.S. 262 El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Elementary School and community gardener at Bedford…

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Putting Your Garden to Bed

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301 United States
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Use traditional techniques to keep soil protected from the elements, experiment with mulch, and sow cold weather crops for next spring. Registration requested.

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Coastal Clean-Up in Riverside Park South

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
59th Street Mound in Riverside Park South, 12 Ave., Riverside Blvd., 59th Street
New York, NY United States
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Join TRASH HERO New York, in partnership with Riverside Park Conservancy and NYC Parks, to clean up the Hudson River shoreline in Riverside Park South.  Volunteers give back to the community each month by helping remove marine trash from the Tidal Cove and park's shoreline. Closed-toed shoes are required. All materials provided. We look forward to cleaning up the waterfront with you! 

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Hort Tour: Trees

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Madison Square Park, between Madison Ave and 23rd St.
Manhattan , NY 10010 United States
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Learn more about the Park in our Hort Tours. From the lush gardens, to the towering tree canopy, each tour will have a specific focus, making each experience fun and full of surprises. This November 14, please join us for our Hort Tour: Trees, exploring one of the most enigmatic features of Madison Square Park: the arboretum. Learn about our many tree species, how we care for them, and about our tree succession program, and how you can get involved. The Madison…

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Educational Green Roofs Conference

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PS 41, 116 West 11th Street + Google Map
Free

Green roofs can be used as outdoor classrooms all year round to study important topics such as weather patterns, the water cycle, climate change, air and water quality, stormwater management, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity; they can also be great spaces for stretching, nature study, journaling, and quiet reading. Studies have shown that the psychological benefits of green spaces, like green roofs, are substantial - they reduce stress, boost attention, and improve brain function. In addition, green roofs have practical benefits.…

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EDUCATIONAL GREEN ROOFS CONFERENCE

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PS 41 116 West 11th Street, PS 41 116 West 11th Street
New York, New York 10011 United States
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Free

Opening Remarks by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Closing Remarks by Council Member Corey Johnson Green roofs can be used as outdoor classrooms all year round to study important topics such as weather patterns, the water cycle, climate change, air and water quality, stormwater management, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity; they can also be great spaces for stretching, nature study, journaling, and quiet reading. Studies have shown that the psychological benefits of green spaces, like green roofs, are substantial - they reduce stress,…

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Creative Climate Awards Closing Party

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), 1 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017 United States
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Join us as we close this inspiring month-long exhibit. Experience our best exhibit yet, hang out with our artists, see live performances, and see who gets this year's Creative Climate Awards $2,000 grand prize. The Creative Climate Awards are an annual series of events from the Human Impacts Institute that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works and actions. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the Creative Climate Awards program uses the arts and…

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Annual Day after Thanksgiving Hike

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue
Staten Island, NY United States
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Join the Greenbelt educators for our fourteenth annual day after Thanksgiving hike in the Greenbelt's serene woods. This hike will include a brief visit to the LaTourette house.    We will be out for approximately 2.5 hours, and the pace is moderate.  We usually have a large group for this event so it's fun!  Suitable for ages 10 and up with no exceptions.   Dress appropriately for hiking and for the weather conditions.   Registration required.  Call (718)351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org

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