Tag Archives: climate change

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 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 event. Dress accord­ing­ly. Reg­is­tra­tion […]
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 the country’s […]
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 in South­ern Man­hat­tan. […]
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
ANTARCTICA: ICE AND SKY
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
SOLARIZING NYC: IMPLEMENTING SOLAR ON CITY-OWNED BUILDINGS
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 solve the cli­mate […]
by Michael Raineri
21st Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Environmentalism After The Election 2016: Where Do We Go From Here?
The 2016 elec­tion hap­pened. Many of us are still reel­ing from the shock. Join envi­ron­men­tal law Pro­fes­sors Michael Ger­rard (Columbia), Michael Herz (Car­do­zo) and Dale Jamieson (NYU) to dis­cuss the ram­i­fi­ca­tions of America’s deci­sion, and what the next steps for­ward are for the envi­ron­men­tal move­ment. Novem­ber 21st @ 6:00 PM Room 1008, Car­do­zo Law Veg­an-Friend­ly Food will […]
by Michael Raineri
Oct 30, 2016
Why do we live by the water, and what should we do now?
Workshops for Lower Manhattan's Coastal Resiliency Project let the members of public speak up about what kind of seawall we want to have.
by Angie Koo
27th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Creative Climate Awards Closing Party
Join us as we close this inspiring month-long exhibit in true October style - with a Halloween themed celebration! Show up in your best costume and see the submissions one last time, along with interactive and performance art works presented by participating artists Amy Youngs, Rachel Frank, and Alicia Escott.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
20th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
A Night of Shorts and Live Music
Join us for an incredible lineup of short films and live music that will make you stop and think about your impacts in mysterious, beautiful ways.
by Lilas Randrianarivony