Tag Archives: climate

15th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
EDUCATIONAL GREEN ROOFS CONFERENCE
Opening Remarks by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Closing Remarks by Council Member Corey Johnson Green roofs can be used as outdoor classrooms all year round to study important topics such as weather patterns, the water cycle, climate change, air and water quality, stormwater management, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity; they can also be great spaces for stretching, […]
by Sophie Freedman
29th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Forest Crew
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 […]
by Sophie Freedman
18th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Design Guidelines for Zero Waste Launch
Join us for the official launch of the Design Guidelines for Zero Waste, an initiative of the Center for Architecture, in collaboration with the AIA New York Committee on the Environment, Kiss + Cathcart Architects, ClosedLoops, and the Foodprint Group. The guidelines will help New York City achieve its OneNYC plan, released in April 2015, which […]
by Sophie Freedman
13th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally on Climate
On Thursday, October 26, 2017, the United Nations Association Southern New York Young Professionals in co-sponsorship with the United Nations Association Mount Sinai campus chapter is hosting an event in celebration of the 72nd anniversary of the United Nations’ founding. “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally on Climate” will focus on Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action.  […]
by Sophie Freedman
12th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Yale Alumni Public Health Initiative: Kate Troll and The Great Unconformity
Come join us October 12th to hear Alaskan Kate Troll share her stories and insights in dealing with being green in a bright red state. Most importantly Kate’s talk will focus on climate change and her “10 Points of Hope for Progress on Climate Change.” In her new book, The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled […]
by Sophie Freedman
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
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
2nd-3rd Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Climate Change and Sustainable Investment in Natural Resources: From Consensus to Action
As the world seeks to move from consensus to action on climate change, one burning question remains: can natural resource investments be sustainable in the age of climate change? This Conference brings together diverse stakeholders to explore the key challenges of and necessary steps to developing and implementing such a vision. The Conference takes as […]
by Marlyn Marrero
Jul 26, 2016
Climate Change: Impacts and Solutions (Yale Club of NYC)
'2016 marks the point where we realize that climate change is deeply intertwined with problems like poverty, inequality, and the long-term sustainability of the planet.'
by Daniella Penn
22nd Apr 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Seeds of Time: A Compelling Film on the Future of Our Food Supply
This Earth Day, get inspired to take action with a thought-provoking film on climate change and global food security.
by Paul Rivers
Dec 15, 2015
The Natural History Museum
Beka Economopoulos, Co-Founder
"Museums are leaders, and we're asking them to demonstrate their leadership."
by Angie Koo
Oct 9, 2015
British scientist gives best human rights talk of the year
"This is not about just incremental change. This is about whole system change. And this applies to all of us, whatever sphere of influence we have."
by Richard Reiss
Sep 9, 2015
Can positive thinking be the key to our big CO2 fix?
Public opinion lags scientific understanding of climate, and so our political system doesn't move fast enough. A new book offers ideas to change that around.
by Nicolas Maiarelli
Aug 3, 2015
Bjarke Ingels and Kim Stanley Robinson at IDEAS CITY
"An ounce of laws is worth 10,000 pounds of rhetoric."
by Paul Rivers
21st Apr 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
If Global Warming Is So Urgent, Why Is There So Little Action? - A Talk With Per Espen Stoknes
The Earth Institute's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) presents "What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming," with Per Espen Stoknes, Author, Psychologist and Economist.
by Madeleine Levin
Apr 6, 2015
CUSP map: taking a look under the hood of the city
A new crowdsourced map shows some important features of the city and describes how we can respond to changing climate.
by Chiara Zaccheo
Nov 25, 2014
Climate change knowledge for an urbanized planet: UCCRN
The people behind the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) are passionate about delivering climate science to cities, with over 100 citations in the latest IPCC report. So who are they?
by William Wepsala
Oct 2, 2014
Reflections on the People's Climate March
Four City Atlas interns and the editor reflect on their experiences at the People's Climate March.
by City Atlas