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April 2018

Frontiers of Sustainability: From Patchwork to Framework in Arctic Sustainability Research

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Columbia Alumni Center, 622 W 113th Street
New York, NY 10025 United States
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“Frontiers of Sustainability: From Patchwork to Framework in Arctic Sustainability Research” Talk by Andrey Petrov, President, International Arctic Social Sciences Association. The Arctic is among the world’s regions most affected by ongoing cultural, socio-economic, environmental and climate changes. Over the last two decades, multiple stakeholders and rights-holders, and local and indigenous communities have turned their attention to the Arctic, to its peoples and resources, and to the challenges and benefits of impending transformations. At the same time, sustainability and sustainable…

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Climate Change & SIDS: Navigating Resilience in Place in an Age of Retreat

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105, 435 W. 116 St.
New York, 10027 United States
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Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are a group of countries that face unique sustainable development challenges; one such challenge is their vulnerability to climate change and susceptibility to natural disasters.Currently SIDS are facing loss of land in low-lying coastal areas, as well as loss of ecosystem services and livelihoods. With the devastating effects of climate change, intertwined with other trends such as population growth and globalization, the question thus lies - should whole populations of SIDS retreat, in/out-of-country migration, or…

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Brooklyn Waters: Sea Level Rise, Sustainability, and Resilience along the Brooklyn Waterfront

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free

The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC) presents Brooklyn Waters, a full-day conference on sea level rise, sustainability, and resiliency along the Brooklyn waterfront. Brooklyn Waters will examine how preparation for storm surge and rising tides has already remade – and is set to radically remake – the coastal areas of Kings County. While the Brooklyn waterfront holds much in common with other coastal regions—and with those of its sister boroughs— the challenges it faces are unique. The past two decades have ushered in a dramatic transformation…

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Eco Fashion Expo

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hunter College – Hunter North 543 (Black Box Theater), 695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065 United States
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It is estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the U.S. disposes approximately 12.8 million tons of textiles annually. This number has increased largely due to the rise of ‘fast fashion’, in which clothing is essentially so inexpensive that it is practically seen as disposable to the typical consumer. Although many retail companies and nonprofit organizations have been making efforts to collect old clothing, much of it still ends up in the landfills. Since many companies outsource their clothing,…

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May 2018

International Conference on Sustainable Cities

May 1 @ 9:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, 113 W 60th St 12th Floor
New York City, NY 10023 United States
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Free

Creating sustainable cities has become one of the most pressing issues facing the United States and the global community. As Dr. Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Columbia Earth Institute, has noted, a sustainable city “uses resources as efficiently as possible, uses renewable resources as much as possible, recycles as much as possible and has the least possible impact on the natural environment.” There is a growing consensus, Dr. Cohen argues, that our cities must be “attractive, exciting, healthy and…

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Climate Change and Socio-Demographic Dynamics in Mexico

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Baruch College Newman Hall, 137 East 22nd Street, 2nd Fl
New York, NY 10010 United States
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Free

This presentation will discuss two studies on the impacts of climate change in Mexico. The first uses novel estimates of climate change impacts on agricultural productivity and food prices in Mexico to examine how this will differentially influence rural vs urban poverty in Mexico (2020–2040). It considers the implications of different socioeconomic trajectories for household poverty and whether mitigation policy matter for poverty reduction.  The second will examine the results of a scenario-based exercise on the impacts of climate change…

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The Future Sea Level in Lower Manhattan

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barclay and Church St., Barclay and Church St. (north of Calatrava/WTC station)
New York, NY United States
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Led by Richard Reiss, New York chapter of Citizen's Climate Lobby and City Atlas   The leaders of the New York chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby and City Atlas join to host a walk featuring other experts and students. What’s the best response to the enormous social challenge of rising seas? Since our first Jane’s Walk in 2016, national climate policy has been lacking and sea level projections have grown more dire. Learn individual steps that can have immediate impact,…

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Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to the Circular Economy Conference & Research Collaborative!

May 8 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm
Tishman Auditorium at The New School, 66 W 12th St
New York, United States
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Free

The Tishman Center and GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) invite you to join us at Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to a Circular Economy conference and research collaborative. You will be part of a discussion with a global audience of innovative and creative eco-minded collaborators including practitioners, researchers, advocates and activists. The conference is FREE to attend. Join us on May 8th and 9th at The New School campus in New York City. 65 Fifth Avenue, New…

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Integrating Bike Share and Transit

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
TransitCenter, 601 W 26th Street Room 325-4
Manhattan, NY United States
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Free

A Lunch Conversation with Kate Fillin-Yeh & Nicole Payne of NACTO  Bike share can help people use traditional transit like buses and trains more easily and often. Join TransitCenter and America’s top bike share experts from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) for a lunchtime conversation to discuss how US cities are integrating their bike share and transit systems, and what that means for ridership and mobility.  Lunch will be provided. Limited room available. Must RSVP to attend. RSVP…

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PopUP Forest: Bike Tour

May 11 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Bridge NY United States + Google Map
Free

We’re biking through the streets of Manhattan with a PopUP Forest to get New Yorkers excited about their home grown nature. Watch our mobile forest come alive with NYC native flora – wildflowers, shrubs, and ferns that call our city home. What can you do at PopUP Forest? - Take a nature selfie amidst the skyscrapers - See cute kids in wild costumes - Grab a free plant and get gardening First stop – Brooklyn Bridge! Where else should we…

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