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July 2018

In Good Company Sustainable Fair

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dumbo Loft, 155 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Day Fair 12pm-7pm Shopping Food + Drinks Workshops Lectures 12pm-2pm   Nite Fair 8pm-11pm (Live Music) Shopping Food + Drinks Workshops Live Music In Good Company is not just a sustainable fair but a sharing platform, with a supportive community of makers, buyers, and producers with a shared vision. We know it'll take time, but if we join together, making one decision at a time towards sustainability and a circular economy: we change the world. Come join us in our…

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Access Delayed: New York City Transit 28 Years after the ADA

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One Whitehall Street, One Whitehall Street, 17th Fl
New York, NY 10004 United States
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Twenty-eight years after the Americans With Disabilities Act, merely 24% of New York's subway stations are available to people who use wheelchairs, the elderly, and all ​riders who require elevators.​ With new leadership at New York City Transit and a​n agency ​commitment to ​full accessibility by 2034, we may see a far more accessible subway system in our lifetimes. Join TransitCenter and our panel with New York City Transit's president, leading elected officials, and accessibility advocates to explore how New York…

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Corporate Alliance Program (CAP) – Sustainability Practices Workshop

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Columbia University, Jerome Green Hall, 435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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This Corporate Alliance Program (CAP) workshop, presented by CAP partners Columbia University, Citi, and Con Edison, reviews corporate Supply Chain Sustainability, how these CAP Partners make procurement decisions based on sustainability requirements, what they look for in suppliers, the benefits of sustainability to a supplier’s business and value proposition to potential buyers. This workshop also gives participants the opportunity to ask questions directly to participating corporate procurement and supplier diversity representatives and to network with other attending small businesses and…

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Certified Living – The Living Building Challenge

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
BrightPower, 11 Hanover Square, 21st Fl
New York, New York 10005 United States
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$4 - $10

Certified Living - The Living Building Challenge Dissected   The concept of buildings performing as an ecosystem is becoming a reality as advancing design strategies and certifications strengthen the integration of the natural and built environments. Living Building Challenge, administered by the International Living Future Institute, challenges buildings to function as a sustainable system by encouraging thoughtful and holistic design. Join GreenHome NYC Wednesday July 18th to deepen your knowledge of healthy, impactful building design. Learn about the positive impacts…

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Urbanist Summer Scavenger Hunt

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Thursday, July 19, 6:00–9:00 PM, the MAS Urbanists will team up with AIA New York’s Archtober to host a summer scavenger hunt. Join us and put your knowledge of local urban activism to the test. The West Village, the old stomping grounds of Jane Jacobs and the birthplace of New York City’s LGBT rights movement, is a neighborhood steeped in civic history. Our scavenger hunt will highlight sites of social and architectural significance, as well as those tied to MAS’s 125-year history of advocacy. This event is…

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Contemplative Sustainability: Vegan Food, Yoga, Meditation and More!

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rockaway Summer House, 504 Beach 68th Street
Queens, NY 11692 United States
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A day of meditation, yoga, gardening, vegan food and more. "May everyone be happy!" A lovely wish - but only if we act accordingly. Come for a day and learn how to embody the essence of deep compassion: we'll be learning how to minimize the negative environmental impact of our choices, getting hands-on experience with growing and preparing vegan food, practicing meditation with a Buddhist monk, and celebrating with a communal meal with food from our own garden.

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The Fourth Regional Plan Opening

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York, 10012 United States
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Join us for the opening of The Fourth Regional Plan. In 2017, the Regional Plan Association published the Fourth Regional Plan, a long-range strategic plan for the New York Metropolitan Area. Like RPA’s three previous plans, released in the 1920s, 1960s, and 1990s, the fourth plan was created to help elected officials, policymakers, and advocates plan for the region’s future. The plan includes a broad vision and specific recommendations to promote equity, health, prosperity, and sustainability for the next generation.…

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The New Urban Crisis

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Van Alen Institute, 30 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010 United States
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On Tuesday, July 31st  Join Van Alen Institute as we delve into Richard Florida’s The New Urban Crisis. In 2002, Richard Florida published The Rise of the Creative Class, urging city-makers to improve their neighborhoods by investing in amenities that would attract young “makers.”Creative Class quickly became a handbook for mayors, developers, and planners, giving rise to walkability ratings, cultural attractions, and increased bike lanes. Yet over the same years, rents and urban inequality have skyrocketed. Join us as we discuss Florida’s revision to…

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August 2018

Prospect Park Walking Tour

August 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Discover hidden treasures, natural wonders, and lesser-known stories on this interactive guided tour of Prospect Park in the heart of Brooklyn. While taking in the beauty of this iconic park’s woodlands, rolling meadows, watercourse, wildlife, and historic landmarks, this tour explores the fascinating layers of this 526-acre landscape’s natural and human history, from the flora and geology, to the architectural eras visible in the built environment to the past and present of recreation and play. Learn how the use of…

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Central Park Conservancy Film Festival

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - August 17 @ 10:30 pm
Central Park New York, NY United States + Google Map

Celebrate great New York films and filmmakers at the 2018 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, which will be hosted in Central Park in recognition of the Conservancy’s ongoing commitment to the public. August 14, 2018 Hair – 1979 (PG) Directed by Milos Forman (who died this year), choreographed by Twyla Tharp, and based on the popular Broadway musical of the 60s, this classic comedy-drama tells the story of Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City…

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