Tag Archives: manhattan

9th Jun 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
LES Ecology Center 9th Annual Summer Picnic
It’s been 30 years. We could not have done it without you! Please join us for our summer picnic! Come to East River Park on Saturday, June 9th for a day of outdoor fun, food, drink, and activities for all ages! Meet us at the Fire Boat House along the East River, festivities will run from 4-7pm. Enjoy […]
by Truly Johnson
20th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Augustus St. Gaudens Playground Clean and Green
Please join us for a fabulous day giving some well needed love to our favorite playground. Supplies will be provided, just bring your elbow grease!  May 20th, rain or shine!
by Truly Johnson
5th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The Future Sea Level in Lower Manhattan
Led by Richard Reiss, New York chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby and City Atlas   The leaders of the New York chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby and City Atlas join to host a walk featuring other experts and students. What’s the best response to the enormous social challenge of rising seas? Since our first Jane’s […]
by Truly Johnson
27th Apr 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Eco Fashion Expo
It is estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the U.S. disposes approximately 12.8 million tons of textiles annually. This number has increased largely due to the rise of ‘fast fashion’, in which clothing is essentially so inexpensive that it is practically seen as disposable to the typical consumer. Although many retail companies and […]
by Truly Johnson
4th Apr 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
City Design in Times of Proliferating Informality and Climatological Crisis
This lecture by Alfredo Brillembourg will explore the work of ETH Zurich Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to high-level research and design on a variety of subjects concerned with contemporary architecture and urbanism. U-TT was co-founded by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, who previously co-taught at Columbia University in New York before joining […]
by isil
20th Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The Future of Sustainable Fashion - How Conscious Companies & Consumers Can Make an Impact
Currently, fashion and textiles are the second most polluting industry in the world. Led by advertising promoting excessive consumption and increasing consumer demand, companies continue to push the industry towards fast fashion resulting in cheap clothes at the cost of harming both the environment and people. Because what we wear is such an integral part of […]
by Truly Johnson
20th Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Microbes and Fungi: The Life of the Soil Party
Get to know the soil in your garden. If we take care of the soil, the soil will take care of our plants and crops. Meet the microbes and other members of the soil food web who recycle nutrients and share best practices for soil care. Pre-registration required at greenthumbnyc.org or 212-602-5300.
by Truly Johnson
1st Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The Architectural League's Emerging Voices Night 1
Chris Baribeau, modus studio, Fayetteville David Seiter, Future Green Studio, Brooklyn Introduced by Jing Liu 1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs The first evening of the annual Emerging Voices lecture series. Emerging Voices spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of […]
by Truly Johnson
28th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Design Experiments for the Rebuilding of Houston and other Disaster Cities
Professor Natalie Jeremijenko directs the Environmental Health Clinic, and is an Associate Professor in the Visual Art Department, NYU and affiliated with the Computer Science Dept and Environmental Studies program. She will discuss design experiments for the rebuilding of Houston and how to create porous cities. NYU Urban Seminar Series: Equity, Design, and Climate Change […]
by isil
21st Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Sustainable Fashion: A Brand New Bag
Panel Discussion: Sustainable Fashion: A Brand New Bag Moderator: Debera Johnson, Executive Director, Brooklyn Fashion & Design Accelerator; Executive Director, Pratt Center for Sustainable Design; Panelists: Kate Daly, Executive Director, Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners Mara Hoffman, Founder, Mara Hoffman Megan Meiklejohn, Sustainable Materials & Transparency Manager, Eileen Fisher Meghan Ryan, Manager, Advisory […]
by Truly Johnson
10th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Highbridge Winter Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller
The winter woods are free of the clutter of spring and summer’s exuberant foliage revealing hidden features and dimensions of landscape and ecology. Bundle up, bring a hot beverage and explore signs of invasive species and their effects on the Highbridge Park landscape, and wildlife’s winter adaptations.  Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to […]
by Truly Johnson
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 Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Issues From Transportation Hell
Part of Sierra Club’s 2017-2018 Sustainability Series Speakers: William Henderson – Executive Director of Riders Council to MTA Nick Sifuentes – Executive Director of Tri-State Transportation Campaign Letitia James – Public Advocate Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments, program start at 7pm
by Truly Johnson
8th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
An Evening With Zaria Forman
Join artist Zaria Forman and the Climate Museum in toasting her window installation, part one of In Human Time. Hot spiked drinks—plus a raffle, Antarctic soundscapes, more. Free and open to all.
by Truly Johnson
12th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
NYC Outdoors! An Environmental Education Expo
The NYC Outdoors! Expo is a public event showcasing environmental education resources in New York City. Who should attend? Teachers, Educators, Students, Faculty and anyone interested in environmental education. Participants will meet more than 40 environmental education organizations and find out about programs, teacher resources, internship, job opportunities, and much more. We will have light […]
by Truly Johnson
11th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Workshop for New Volunteers: How to Get Involved With Your Park
Do you want to make a difference in your community and support or care for a park near you? At Partnerships for Parks, we help people, organizations, and government work together to support NYC parks, gardens, trees, and other green spaces. At this workshop, we will share all of the ways that people can get […]
by Truly Johnson
9th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Kids Wildlife Workshop with Bobby Horvath
Have you ever wanted to meet an eagle owl? Pet a fox? Hold a red-tailed hawk? Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with Northern Manhattan Parks’ wildlife. Join rehabilitator, Bobby Horvath, to meet some of the wildlife and learn about the work of Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation. Please note: Space […]
by Truly Johnson
9th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Lightfoot Market: Holiday Pop-Up
GIFT SHOPPING FOR GOOD. This holiday season, find gifts that align with your values. At Lightfoot Market’s free two-day pop-up you’ll find thoughtfully curated eco-friendly and socially responsible gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Pick from 70 brands that care about impact as much as you do. Shops will display innovative and sustainably […]
by Truly Johnson