Tag Archives: environment

21st Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Climate Change and the Future of Cities
What can cities do about climate change? How can they help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable forms of collective life? How can they protect vulnerable people and places from the outbursts of extreme weather that are becoming evermore likely to arrive? And can they adapt to global warming without making the world […]
by isil
14th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Beyond Green Growth: Policymaking under Planetary Boundaries for the Transformations Towards Sustainable Development
In 2015, the United Nations announced a document known as ‘Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, which is built around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Agenda stresses the need to change our development path. Indeed, the existing development models do not fit this new agenda, and several alternatives have been proposed. […]
by isil
21st Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
E-Waste Recycling Event: Upper East Side
Bring your working and non-working electronics to one of the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s . Materials accepted include working and non-working computers, TVs, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, audio/visual equipment, as well as cell phones and video games. https://www.lesecologycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/1_21_18_92nd-Street-Y..pdf
by isil
10th Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Impact Hour: Sustaining Effective Action
Helping people navigate the current climate of information “clutter” is more important than ever. Our 2017 Impact Hours series will dig into ongoing environmental and social justice work, while sharing tools for more effective personal and organizational action. Each Impact Hour will include perspectives from an artist, activist, and academic on issues of communication, engagement, action, and impact. Together, we will challenge each other’s assumptions and share practical tactics for sparking social change. Join us in-person in NYC (space is limited) or online from around the world.
by Angie Koo
27th Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Leadership and the Environment
Do you want to learn to lead beyond what you can learn in class? Do you care enough about the environment to act on it? This event will feature Leadership Professor Joshua Spodek and NYU’s Office of Sustainability to discuss leadership and the environment. Learn how to lead without relying on authority, telling people what […]
by Luke McGinty
28th Jul 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Civic Art Lab | Opening Event & Art Exhibition: "Sustainability Through the Global Lens"
Please join us for the Civic Art Lab 2016 opening event and an evening featuring talks by artists/sustainability professionals Grace Johnson and Chloe Holden.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
28th Jan 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
16th Annual Winter Lecture Series: Chelsea Gold
An international trio of renowned garden designers who are setting trends on both sides of the Atlantic, and took Chelsea Gold in recent years.
by Paul Rivers
17th Dec 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
The Air We Breathe: Brain Function and IEQ
What if indoor air quality could improve decision making? Join Urban Green Board Chair John Mandyck (United Technologies), Professor Joseph Allen (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), and Professor Usha Satish (SUNY Upstate Medical University) for a discussion on the design, execution, findings, and implications of this important study, and the impact of indoor environmental air quality on human health and performance.
by Chiara Zaccheo
9th Dec 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Paul Romer and Matthew Kahn: Chinese Urbanization and Environmental Quality
Renowned urban and environmental economist Matthew Kahn will sit down with Paul Romer on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 for another installment of the Conversations on Urbanization series here at NYU. They will take China’s urbanization and the environmental dynamics of Chinese cities as starting points for the conversation.
by Chiara Zaccheo
19th May 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Beyond the Honeybee: Exploring Critical Pollinators
This spring sea­son the Gowanus Canal Con­ser­vancy is host­ing a 4-part series exam­in­ing the theme “Liv­ing Things in an Urban Ecosys­tem”, where invited pan­elists bring their per­spec­tives on the liv­ing infra­struc­ture of New York City, pro­vok­ing ques­tions about our human and envi­ron­men­tal rela­tion­ships within an urban envi­ron­ment.
by Chiara Zaccheo
28th Apr 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Mugwort: Stewarding Plant Invasives
This spring sea­son the Gowanus Canal Con­ser­vancy is host­ing a 4-part series exam­in­ing the theme “Liv­ing Things in an Urban Ecosys­tem”, where invited pan­elists bring their per­spec­tives on the liv­ing infra­struc­ture of New York City, pro­vok­ing ques­tions about our human and envi­ron­men­tal rela­tion­ships within an urban envi­ron­ment.
by Chiara Zaccheo
27th Apr 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
The New New York Activists: Urban Green Innovators
To mark the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the Museum of the City of New York will discuss how citizens, entrepreneurs, and policy makers are making an impact on our city's environment, today and for the future.
by Madeleine Levin
7th Apr 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Our Land: Local Action, Global Impact
FIT’s Ninth Annual FIT Sustainable Business and Design Conference. This conference is free and open to the public.
by Chiara Zaccheo
25th Mar 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Oysters: A History of Limits and Possibilities
This spring season the Gowanus Canal Conservancy is hosting a 4-part series examining the theme "Living Things in an Urban Ecosystem", where invited panelists bring their perspectives on the living infrastructure of New York City, provoking questions about our human and environmental relationships within an urban environment.
by Chiara Zaccheo
13th Mar 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
From the Right to Light to the Right Lights
In this public program, speakers will present lighting design work for public interest that range from ongoing projects in informal settlements in Haiti to participatory workshops in low-income housing environments. In a panel following the presentations, speakers will debate the role that socially-engaged lighting design practices play and how lighting education can support a stronger social culture in practice and discourse in the field of lighting design
by Chiara Zaccheo
11th Mar 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Sustainable Development Seminar Series: Ethical Issues in Responding to a Global Disease Crisis - Ebola and Beyond
This session explores the ethical issues in dealing with infectious disease threats in a global environment. Issues from the current Ebola crisis are explored to understand the nature of these issues, and to generate lessons to guide future responses.
by Chiara Zaccheo
5th Mar 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
New York City Safe Energy Coalition Meeting
NYCSEC, New York City Safe Energy Coalition, is devoted to closing Indian Point and more. Started by Ken Gale to address three related issues: closing Indian Point, growing the renewable energy industry, and making NYC buildings more efficient. The group meets the first and third Thursday of every month. at 6:30 pm for a potluck and 7:00 pm sharp for the meeting.
by Jamie Carpenter
28th Feb 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
AfterTaste 2015: Inside Imagination (Day 2)
What does it take to imagine? We live in an era of environmental crisis and political unrest when complex systems and data analysis dictate projections of an uncertain future. Interiorists study existing places and are charged to imagine new worlds. In AfterTaste 2015 the Parsons School of Constructed Environments draw inspiration from artists, educators, writers, and scientists who work to transcend what we know, to catapult culture into areas inspired and new. On February 27 & 28, 2015, imagination alchemists, designers and experts gather to think and enact new possibilities and alternative paths through the interior of the imagination.
by Chiara Zaccheo