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January 2018

E-Waste Recycling Event: Ridgewood

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rosemary’s Playground, Rosemary's Playground, Queens
New York, 11385 United States
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Free

Bring your working and non-working electronics to one of the Lower East Side Ecology Center's 15th Annual After the Holidays E-waste Collection Events. Materials accepted include working and non-working computers, TVs, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, audio/visual equipment, as well as cell phones and video games. https://www.lesecologycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/1_21_18_92nd-Street-Y..pdf

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E-Waste Recycling Event: Queens Botanical Garden

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355 United States
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Free

Bring your working and non-working electronics to one of the Lower East Side Ecology Center's 15th Annual After the Holidays E-waste Collection Events. Materials accepted include working and non-working computers, TVs, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, audio/visual equipment, as well as cell phones and video games. https://www.lesecologycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/1_21_18_92nd-Street-Y..pdf  

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Living with White-Tailed Deer

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue
Staten Island, NY United States
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Explore the Greenbelt with the Urban Park Rangers as they search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

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Sustainability Measurement in China: Fostering a Race to the Top

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbia University- Low Library, Faculty Room New York, NY United States + Google Map
Free

Sustainability is now widely recognized as an essential component for development in China, with the Chinese government setting ambitious environmental and social targets. However, the sheer pace of China’s economic growth makes establishing a sustainable development strategy a difficult task that requires purposeful decentralized action. This event will explore the importance of a standardized system to assess sustainability at the local level. We will present and discuss the recently launched China Sustainable Development Indicator System (CSDIS), an annual ranking of…

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Fossil Free Fast

January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Various Locations

On January 31st, the day after Trump’s first State of the Union, our movement will come together in Washington D.C. for Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance. SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Senator Bernie Sanders Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement Rev. Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus Jessica Lorena Rangel of Houston Eyes of a Dreamer Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org Cherri Foytlin of L'eau Est La Vie Camp and Louisiana Rise Adriana Voss-Andreae from 350PDX Jacqueline Patterson from the NAACP Tara Rodriguez…

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February 2018

2018 Columbia University Energy Symposium

February 1 - February 2
Columbia University Campus Faculty Hosue, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, 10027
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The 13th Energy Symposium on February 1-2, 2018 will convene thought-leaders and practitioners from across the energy sector, representing industry, government, civil society, and the broader Columbia and New York community to explore key challenges and drivers impacting the energy system.  The CU Energy Symposium is proud to announce an exciting line-up of keynote and panelist speakers at the main conference on February 2, 2018. Get your tickets today to secure your spot.   Event Contact Information:  Jessica Rodriguez 212…

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Blue Dunes: Climate Change by Design

February 1 @ 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

Blue Dunes: Climate Change by Design is a book documenting the proposal to create an offshore barrier island chain in the New York/New Jersey Harbor. Today, this proposal stands at a crossroads and its potential for the future of coastal protection requires further development. Participating scientists, engineers, planners, economists, and maritime stakeholders identified critical key issues including: water quality, habitats, recreation, navigation, constructability, and funding. The Blue Dunes Research Initiative (BDRI) explored these issues and developed a new approach to coastal…

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Book Talk – Blue Dunes: Climate Change by Design!

February 1 @ 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

Blue Dunes: Climate Change by Design is a book documenting the proposal to create an offshore barrier island chain in the New York/New Jersey Harbor. Today, this proposal stands at a crossroads and its potential for the future of coastal protection requires further development. Participating scientists, engineers, planners, economists, and maritime stakeholders identified critical key issues including: water quality, habitats, recreation, navigation, constructability, and funding. The Blue Dunes Research Initiative (BDRI) explored these issues and developed a new approach to…

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World Wetlands Day at Seagirt Avenue Wetlands

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beach 6th Street and Seagirt Avenue, Beach 6th St & Seagirt Ave
Queens, NY 11691 United States
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Join NYC Parks Stewardship as we celebrate World Wetlands Day! Urban wetlands provide a variety of benefits including improved water quality and storm water retention. They also serve as critical habitat for native wildlife. Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect these important ecosystems on World Wetlands Day! Volunteers will be removing debris from the Seagirt Avenue Wetlands in Far Rockaway. Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty, close-toed shoes, and warm layers. They are also encouraged…

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Future City Lab: Art, Culture, Fashion

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, 10029
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How does the city inspire designers and innovators? How do new technologies, inspirations, and ideas blend together? Consider art, fashion, and culture in ways you have never seen them before and bring these refreshed ideas into your own classrooms and practices. Spend the morning with Harlem-based fashion designer and innovator, EPPERSON, and hear how NYC inspires his designs before moving into the galleries and classrooms for dynamic learning experiences. ​​​​ The Museum is CTLE certified. Participation in this program provides 5 hours…

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