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June 2018

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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Sustainability ∩ Resilience Integration II: Metrics

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AIA Center for Architecture, Hines Gallery, 435 LaGuardia Place
New York , NY 10012 United States
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$10

Metrics of Resilience and the RELi Rating System Sustainability and resilience are two sides of the same coin. When combined with regeneration, civility, and health, they create an emergent property that can be thought of as a ‘living system.’ In this presentation, architect and eco-entrepreneur Doug Pierce of Perkins+Will simultaneously explores the theory and practice of resilience through a holistic lens grounded in biomimicry and the reductive perspective of checklists. He will offer clarity on how sustainability and resilience overlap,…

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Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AIA Center for Architecture, Hines Gallery, 435 LaGuardia Place
New York , NY 10012 United States
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Free

Every day, tens of thousands of trucks filled with food, clothing, and other goods arrive in New York City to be delivered, unpacked, and consumed. And every day, approximately 24,000 tons of discarded materials leave the city as waste. Waste management costs New York City over a billion dollars every year. To combat this problem, in 2014, the city announced a Zero Waste plan to reduce the amount of discards sent to landfills by 90% by 2030.   Designing Waste: Strategies…

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6/16 Brooklyn Farm Crew @ East New York Farms!

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
613 New Lots Ave, 613 New Lots Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207 United States
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Free

The mission of East New York Farms! is to organize youth and adults to address food justice in their community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development. East New York Farms! is a project of the United Community Centers in partnership with local residents.   East New York Farms! have been working with youth, gardeners, farmers and entrepreneurs to build a more just and sustainable community since 1998.   Volunteer with Repair the World NYC and Brooklyn Farm…

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Wild Walk in Central Park: With One Earth Conservation

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
William Tecumseh Sherman Monument, 764 Doris C Freedman Place
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Free

The Climate Reality NYC Metro Chapter invites you to join us as we learn together how biodiversity loss and climate change intersect through a guided walk in our own Central Park. Under the guidance and direction of One Earth Conservation's Nurture Nature Program we will be lead by Rev. Dr. LoraKim Joyner and Gail Koelln (Climate Reality Leader), Co-directors of One Earth. This is a nonsectarian event which will immerse you in the spiritual aspect of nature - a force…

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The Role of Technology. Implementing the New Urban Agenda to Achieve Sustainable Development

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
United Nations Headquarters Conference Room 2, 46th Street and 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10017 United States
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Free

This conference will examine the impact of technology on cities now and in the future. It will look at how advancing technology can be used to achieve the sustainable development goals related to cities and implement the New Urban Agenda. The advent of driverless cars, automation, artificial intelligence and infinite data will play an increasing role in defining the future of urban living and its sustainability. This conference aims to showcase good examples of how advanced technology can improve urban…

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New York City’s Freshwaters from Headlands to Harbor

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Point, 940 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, 10474
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Free

Join us as we celebrate NYC’s rivers and streams, the people who champion them, and the return the alewife! Missing from NYC for over 300 years, the return of the alewife herring to the Bronx River marks a new chapter in restoring the health of the City’s last remaining freshwater river. Our panel of experts and community leaders will discuss the history of freshwater systems in our city, their current state, the significance of the return of the alewife, ongoing…

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Plants, Pollinators, and People

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Engagement Center, 520 Kingsland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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NYC Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them! Come out for a walking tour and cocktail hour on the green roof during NYC Pollinator Week. Join green thumbs from Growing Chefs in a seed packet-making activity using saved seeds from Eagle Street Rooftop Farm's wildflower collection, look at photos by Annie Novak from her studies of Monarch migration in Mexico, talk with butterfly blogger Rebecca Reitz, bee…

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High Bridge Walking Tour

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
High Bridge, 2301 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10033 United States
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$30

The High Bridge reopened as a walkway in summer 2015 after a renovation. Join Bryan Diffley, the Project Manager of the renovation, for a tour of NYC's oldest standing bridge. An engineering treasure, it was built in 1848 to bring water from the Bronx into Manhattan via the Croton Aqueduct. The High Bridge remained in use for the Croton system until December 1958. Its deck was used as a pedestrian bridge until the 1970's when it was closed due to…

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July 2018

“Closing the Loop” Film Screening

July 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
WeWork, 25 Broadway
New York, NY 10004 United States
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Free

Join the Circular Economy Network (CEN) this summer to see the first feature-length documentary on Circular Economy, and get inspired by numerous examples of game-changing businesses and cities! Agenda 6.30 - 6.40pm: Welcome 6.40 - 8.15pm: Film screening 8.15 - 8.40pm: Small group discussions 8.40 - 9.00pm: Full group discussion Light refreshments will be served. Please bring your own cup if possible! Registration The screening will take place at the WeWork location on 25 Broadway and is free of charge.…

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