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October 2017

Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301 United States
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Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes ,and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Registration requested. This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the second and third Saturdays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Carbon Pricing Leadership Training

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The North Star Fund, 520 8th Ave #1800
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Nicole Crescimanno, assistant to James Hansen and young climate leader, is hosting a day-long training session for the Put a Price On It campaign. This session is for Students & Millennials interested in learning about carbon pricing, climate advocacy, and lobbying skills. Register for the training here.  

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City of Rising Waters: A Symposium

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, 10029
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$35 - $40

To mark the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy -- a watershed moment for New Yorkers' awareness of the devastating impacts of climate change -- join us for an afternoon program examining how New York City can survive and embrace its future as a coastal city surrounded by rising waters. This is the opening program in our new series, New York's Future in a Changing Climate, which explores the challenges and opportunities presented in the Museum's Future City Lab, the interactive third gallery in the New York at Its Core exhibition. Reception and exhibition viewing to follow. 

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Sustainability and the Sharing Economy

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Low Library, 535 W. 116 St.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Free

Sustainable living is a way of life that sees material consumption as a means rather than as an end, and attempts to use as few resources as possible to reduce carbon footprint and environmental damage. Consumption patterns are changing, and the sustainable lifestyle is playing a key role in the movement toward a sustainable economy. This panel will provide a broad discussion of the sustainable lifestyle, and look specifically at the growth of the sharing economy to demonstrate the changes…

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When the Waters Come, Will Our Cities Survive?

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Interface, 140 W 30th Street
New York, NY 10001 United States
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From Superstorm Sandy to the recent devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, natural disasters make it difficult to ignore the rapid changes our climate is undergoing.  Sea levels and global temperatures are rising, threatening the very existence of small island communities and historic cities alike. In response, scientists and policy makers are fighting to hold back the devastating effects of a drowning world, as Jeff Goodell chronicles in his new book, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities,…

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Sandy5

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cadman Plaza, Cadman Plaza West, Cadman Plaza East bet. BQE and Tillary St.
New York, NY 11201 United States
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Communities across the city will remember, resist, and rise together. Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy took lives, destroyed homes, and flooded subways. Like in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, the people hit hardest by Sandy were the poor, people of color, immigrants, and our already most vulnerable communities. New York’s elected officials must protect us from the impacts of climate change and lead a just transition to a renewable energy economy. We cannot wait any longer. On October…

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Forest Crew

October 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Highbridge Park, West 155 and Dyckman Streets, Edgecombe and Amsterdam Avenues
Manhattan, NY United States
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Free

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly and monthly basis. Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity. College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded. Why? To build a more resilient community…

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Global Energy Interconnection- Roadmap to a Low Carbon Economy

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
International Affairs Building Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St. Room/Area: 15th Floor
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Free

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a presentation and discussion with Chairman Liu Zhenya. Chairman Liu served as Chairman and CEO of China State Grid (the world’s largest electric utility) from 2004 to 2016 and currently serves as Chairman of Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) and Chairman of the China Electricity Council (CEC). Chairman Liu will offer keynote remarks on global energy interconnection and the transition to a low carbon economy. David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow…

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November 2017

Gardening for Liberation: A Social Justice Roundtable Series – Part 1

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Project Farmhouse, 76 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Join community garden leaders for a panel followed by small group discussions where community gardeners will share stories about how they're using their community gardens in various interconnected movements for liberation.  Moderator: Karen Washington, Farmer at Rise & Root Farm, GreenThumb community gardener at Garden of Happiness Panelists: Heather Butts, JD, MPH, MA. GreenThumb community gardener at HEALTH for Youths, Skyline Playground Community Garden Peter Cramer, GreenThumb community gardener at Le Petit Versailles Nando Rodriguez, Brotherhood Sister Sol, GreenThumb community gardener…

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Invasive Species Summit: Restoration and Long-Term Management

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 200 Kazimiroff Boulevard
Bronx, NY
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$29

Invasive species are a major threat to biodiversity worldwide, second only to habitat loss. In this enlightening summit in Ross Hall, five experts share their hard-won insights about best practices to manage and restore ecosystems, and engage in audience conversation about how to establish goals, prioritize, take action to implement projects, and overcome challenges to achieve long-term success in both small- and large-scale sites. Topics and Speakers: Removal is Not (Usually) Enough! Paddy Woodworth, award-winning Irish journalist and author of Our…

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