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August 2018

Climate Advocacy & Storytelling Training

August 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
100 Dean Street, Suite 307. Brooklyn New York NY United States + Google Map

Are you a young person or milliennial interested in learning about policies that can help New York address climate change? Do you want to become more empowered and learn how to effectively speak with your elected officials about the most urgent issue of our time? Do you want to tell your story about why you do this work in a way that connects with people? If you answered YES, Our Climate invites you to get involved with our effort to…

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September 2018

Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice: Now is the Time for Action!!

September 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Battery Park New York, New York 10004 United States + Google Map

The weekend before San Francisco’s Global Climate Action Summit, the Peoples Climate Movement will lead a national mobilization for climate, jobs, and justice. September 8th will be a moving demonstration of the breadth and depth of the climate movement. Across the country, tens of thousands of people will show our power by hitting the streets, holding community forums, and educating voters about the issues – all to ensure that elected and private sector leaders make action on climate a priority. From Seattle to Miami – and everywhere in-between – activists and non-activists alike will come together to demonstrate to the world that on this day,…

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Be Social Change: New York Sustainability Connector

September 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Prime Produce, 424 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Join Be Social Change, Impact Travel Alliance, and Slow Money NYC on September 6th for the New York Sustainability Connector, a facilitated networking event focused on connecting NYC’s sustainability community to create new collaborations and grow each other’s networks. The night will include interactive networking, healthy snacks, drinks from socially-conscious businesses and most importantly: a room packed with inspiring, like-minded people from organizations that are innovating and making a sustainable impact for a greener New York! Join us in strengthening New York’s sustainability sector by creating meaningful connections,…

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Alive at Green-Wood Walking Tour

September 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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There's a lot more to a cemetery than death. There's life - a lot of it. In fact, for Green-Wood, the natural environment is a critical part of our future. Join us for this new walking tour to explore the potential of the Cemetery's 478 acres as a public garden, a distinction that means much more than manicured lawns and azaleas. It means that we work to teach our visitors about Green-Wood's ecology and environmental diversity. As an accredited arboretum,…

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Food, Farming, and Sustainability Conference

September 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Kellog Center at Columbia University, Room 1513, 420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The Environmental Sciences and Humanities Research Cluster at the Center for Science and Society invites you to "Food, Farming, and Sustainability." With approximately 815 million people around the world currently undernourished and the global population expected to grow by 2 billion by 2050, two of the most pressing issues that humanity will face over the next 30 years is 1) the trend towards global hunger and 2) our ability to create innovative and equitable solutions to feeding the global population.…

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Creating More Housing without New Construction

September 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
AIA Center for Architecture, Hines Gallery, 435 LaGuardia Place
New York , NY 10012 United States
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Free - $10

Meeting our need for housing in New York is tough. We need to build more homes – but we also need to do more with what we have. Better using existing buildings and smaller lots, and finding other creative ways of making room for more people to live is imperative to solving our housing crisis. It’s also no less important for our city that this type of new housing is as livable and well-designed as other more traditional housing. Join…

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Sustainable Fashion

September 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cultural Services of the French Embassy, 972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075 United States
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Sustainable Fashion: A discussion on sustainability, eco-responsability, recycling, alternative fabrics and slow fashion. Featuring Laurent Claquin, Head of Kering Americas, Lizzy Christensen, Design Lead at Everlane, Suzanne Lee, Creative Director at Modern Meadow, and Benjamin Simmenauer, Philosopher and IFM professor. Moderated by Michelle Millar Fisher, Louis C. Madeira IV Assistant Curator of European Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This event is made with the support of The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode and…

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Plumb Beach Cleanup

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plumb Beach, Plumb Beach Belt Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11235 United States
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Bus transportation will be provided from Union Square leaving at 9 am. We will have an optional ecology lesson with a marine biologist after the cleanup. We will use a seinning net to catch critters that live in Jamaica Bay and put them in jars with water to study them before returning them to the water. Lunch, gloves, garbage bags and pickers will be provided. The event itself is free, bus transportation costs $5.  

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September 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - September 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF RESILIENCE What is the future of our city regions? Will they be unbearably hot and regularly flooded by intense rains and high tides?  Will they be increasingly unhealthy and more divided between 'us and them'?  Will there be a lack of green space and job opportunities? CitiesAlive provides green infrastructure solutions to urban challenges by bringing together designers, researchers, contractors, manufacturers, and policymakers. Discover how to shape a healthier, more resilient future in NYC…

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Cli-Science Fights Back

September 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Columbia Law School, Room 103, 435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Official Event of Climate Week NYC 2018 Attacks on both the message and the messengers of climate science have been disturbingly resilient. Why is that? What are the best ways to reconnect sound science with clear-thinking public action on climate change? What strategies are climate scientists and science communicators developing now? Moderator John Schwartz, New York Times Science Reporter Panelists Robin E. Bell, Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory David Biello, TEDEd, Science Curator Lisa Garcia, Vice President of Litigation for Healthy…

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