Tag Archives: climate change

4th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Collaborating for Change: A New Vision of Climate Adaptation
The Sustainable Development Capstone Workshop in conjunction with the Earth Institute will host a panel discussion at Columbia University on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The panel will bring together a range of experts working within the field of climate adaptation in order to showcase the diversity of work on this topic. The event will provide […]
by jianzhi
29th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
People's Climate Movement
Join the Peoples Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate. Everything we have struggled to move forward in the United States is in peril. Our loved ones feel under siege, and those in power in Washington are advancing a dark and dangerous vision of America that we know is untrue. To change everything, we need everyone.
by Angie Koo
22nd Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
March for Science New York City
The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.
by Angie Koo
20th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Telling a coherent story: climate & public health
Join us as we discuss the future of public health in a time of climate change. This event is open to the public.
by Richard Reiss
19th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Earth Week: Going Beyond "Green"
Join the Tishman Environment and Design Center for an interactive showcase of community-based participatory research led by New School faculty and students addressing the impacts of climate change and other environmental threats to community well-being and social justice. Faculty grant winners and student scholars will share their Tishman Center-funded research that applies policy, design, and […]
by Victoria Tsang
20th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Kim Stanley Robinson and the Science Friday Book Club
Science Friday host Ira Flatow is sitting down with acclaimed science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson to talk about his latest book New York 2140. The book envisions a not-so-distant future in which sea levels have risen, the streets of New York have become canals, and skyscrapers have become islands. The discussion will include a Q&A, book signing, and a demonstration from the Science Friday Education team. Tickets are $15 and include a Strand gift card for the same amount.
by Angie Koo
18th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Dune Planting
Come join the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a community volunteer day culminating in a celebration of the land and water. For this dune planting we will be restoring native plants to create a natural protective buffer of dunes along the East End of the Rockaways. Adults and kids alike are welcome to participate in this […]
by Marlyn Marrero
15th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Water & Power: A California Heist
Gonna be a lot of irate citizens when they find out that they’re paying for water they’re not gonna get. — Jack Nicholson as J.J. “Jake” Gittes in Chinatown In 1994, a handful of California state officials met in secret with representatives from big agriculture to transform wide swaths of formerly arid land into some of […]
by Marlyn Marrero
3rd Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
New York Sea Level Rise Projections: Implications for Law, Land Use, Buildings and Infrastructure
As required by a 2014 state statute, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has just issued official sea level rise projections. They reflect a range of possible scenarios; at the high end, sea level in the New York City area could rise 75 inches (6.2 feet) by the year 2100.This program will explore how these projections, now that they are embodied in a formal regulation, will affect a broad range of decisions in building and infrastructure siting, design, construction and materials; insurance and financing; environmental impact review; and securities disclosure.
by Angie Koo
10th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
City of Science Series: Understanding Urban Habitats
Ecology has historically focused on natural environments, but scientists are increasingly turning their attention to understanding urban ecosystems. With 50% of the world’s population living in cities — and the heightened risks associated with climate change, green spaces, and flooding — studying urban habitats offers keys to design and planning that can help cities work better. Hear from a panel of CUNY experts in this growing field, including Charles Vörösmarty, director of the GC’s Advanced Science Research Center’s Environmental Sciences Initiative, and others.
by Angie Koo
8th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Big Deals: Visionary Responses to Climate Change in NYC
At this moment, two very different and unusual projects for addressing climate change are being explored in New York City. Plans are proceeding for a project by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group to create a storm barrier called The Dryline (BIG U), which addresses New York City’s vulnerability to coastal flooding with a protective ribbon […]
by Marlyn Marrero
8th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Citizen's Climate Lobby Brooklyn Chapter Startup Meeting
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization pushing for political action on climate change. Come join us as we (re)start up CCL's Brooklyn chapter, and get to work pushing for sensible climate action policy at the local, state and national level.
by Angie Koo
20th Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
From Oscar-winning director Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) comes a stirring portrait of French glaciologist, Claude Lorius, whose groundbreaking research in Antarctica gave us the first clear evidence of man-made global climate change. Film opens on 1/20 at Cinema Village.
by Angie Koo
13th Dec 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
What does it take to install solar photovoltaics in NYC? What are some of the challenges that public and private institutions face in pursuing maximal system size and deployment? Join an in-depth discussion with representatives from NYC Economic Development Corporation, NYC Department of Education, and NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services. Learn about legislation mandating […]
by Richard Reiss
8th Dec 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Inside the Archives: Historic Storms That Changed Our City
New York has been hit with a number of catastrophic events over the past 15 years, but the city has been facing and responding to disasters for the past 150 years. Join the Museum’s curatorial and collections team to learn about historic events like the Blizzard of 1888, Hurricane of 1938, and the 1965 Blackout and their impact on the development of transportation infrastructure.
by Angie Koo
8th Dec 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
NY Renews: the NYC Town Hall
NY Renews is an unprecedented statewide coalition of 90+ organizations fighting for climate policies grounded in equity and justice for communities and working people. This year we are asking all New York State elected officials to stand with their constituents and their communities and not with the big polluters. It's time to tackle the climate crisis and pass the nation’s most ambitious climate legislation, the New York Climate and Community Protection Act -- a bill that will move New York’s economy off of fossil fuels entirely in the next 34 years, create thousands of good jobs, and give real protection to workers and low-income communities.
by Richard Reiss
30th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
ORGANIZING URGENCY: The Climate Crisis & What Should CUNY Do About It?
Bring your friends, colleagues and students and hear from community and CUNY environmental justice activists and climate scholars. Participate in shaping our shared role in addressing the climate crisis.
by Angie Koo
23rd Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
350NYC Monthly Meeting
350NYC’s Monthly Open Meeting is on the 4th Wed of each month. It is held at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, Room #507 Elliott Library, 2 West 64th Street, New York, NY ABOUT 350NYC: 350NYC is the local affiliate of 350.org, a grassroots network of volunteer-run campaigns in over 188 countries working to […]
by Michael Raineri