1st-2nd May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
International Conference on Sustainable Cities
Creating sustainable cities has become one of the most pressing issues facing the United States and the global community. As Dr. Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Columbia Earth Institute, has noted, a sustainable city “uses resources as efficiently as possible, uses renewable resources as much as possible, recycles as much as possible and has […]
13th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Earth2Class Workshop with Dr. Ajit Subramaniam "Great Rivers and Changing Oceans"
Dr. Ajit Subramaniam will share results of research into the impacts that nutrients in the world’s great rivers, such as the Amazon and Mekong, have on ocean plankton. Free to members of the Columbia University Community Event Contact Information: Michael J Passow 201-519-1071 email@example.com
Dec 31, 2017
New York Society for Ethical Culture
Monica Weiss and Richard Koral
The New York Society for Ethical Culture is a humanist community that has been dedicated to social justice and education since its founding in 1876. At a time when other nonprofit institutions, including major universities like Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Columbia, have failed to divest and have so far failed to rebuild their curricula with […]
Dec 29, 2017
The conscience of a graphic novelist
Given the imperative of fast action on climate, 2018 must be a year that prioritizes decisions rather than simply adds more detail to a story we already know. 2017 already brought three books that tell us enough about what we need to do and why: Peter Kalmus’s Being the Change, Brett Favaro’s The Carbon Code, […]
5th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Greening the Grid: New York's Energy Future
Explore the future of energy in New York City in the face of changing demand, the rise of renewables, and the advent of community-based generation and distribution in a conversation with leading experts in urban design and sustainability. Charles Allison, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, The New School Bomee Jung, Vice President of Energy and Sustainability, NYC Housing […]
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, […]
29th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.'
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.
Dec 15, 2015
The Natural History Museum
Beka Economopoulos, Co-Founder
"Museums are leaders, and we're asking them to demonstrate their leadership."
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."
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.