Tag Archives: New York City

26th Sep 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Institutionalizing Climate Change into Decision-Making
Climate change already impacts how the world around us functions, and it will increasingly continue to do so well into the future.  Successful organizations will design programs and products, build cities and infrastructure, and run businesses and institutions with an eye toward planning and preparing for prospective and likely changes to climate norms.  Doing so […]
by Truly Johnson
25th Sep 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
100% Clean Energy Transition
A specially convened discussion hosted by The Climate Group focusing on how companies can accelerate their 100% clean energy transition. As the world rushes to achieve 100% clean energy, challenges and opportunities dominate discussions from policymakers to boardrooms and conferences across the globe.  This event will explore innovative renewable energy solutions with corporate members of […]
by Bridget Scanlon
25th Sep 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Planetary Health
An exciting discussion and debate on the interconnections between human health and planetary health hosted by The Climate Group, in collaboration with The Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health and Johnson and Johnson. The health impacts from climate change are well documented. From the increased frequency and severity of heatwaves to the spread of […]
by Truly Johnson
24th Sep 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Cli-Science Fights Back
Official Event of Climate Week NYC 2018 Attacks on both the message and the messengers of climate science have been disturbingly resilient. Why is that? What are the best ways to reconnect sound science with clear-thinking public action on climate change? What strategies are climate scientists and science communicators developing now? Moderator John Schwartz, New […]
by Truly Johnson
22nd Sep 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Plumb Beach Cleanup
Bus transportation will be provided from Union Square leaving at 9 am. We will have an optional ecology lesson with a marine biologist after the cleanup. We will use a seinning net to catch critters that live in Jamaica Bay and put them in jars with water to study them before returning them to the […]
by Truly Johnson
31st Jul 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The New Urban Crisis
On Tuesday, July 31st  Join Van Alen Institute as we delve into Richard Florida’s The New Urban Crisis. In 2002, Richard Florida published The Rise of the Creative Class, urging city-makers to improve their neighborhoods by investing in amenities that would attract young “makers.”Creative Class quickly became a handbook for mayors, developers, and planners, giving rise to walkability […]
by Truly Johnson
12th Jul 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Teaching With Weeds: Cultivating Love of Wild Plant Medicines
Dandelion, burdock, violet leaf and ground ivy: just a few of the plants we’ve all encountered growing in our school gardens in between the rows of neatly cultivated tomato, carrot and brassicas. Unwelcome as they may seem, these plants have been valued for centuries as medicines and sources of wild food. In this workshop educators […]
by Bridget Scanlon
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
19th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Plumb Beach Cleanup
Plumb Beach is part of Gateway National Recreation Area, and is located 3 miles east of Coney Island on Jamaica Bay. Its beautiful and diverse scenery contains precious marine, salt marsh, and beach dune habitats. The cleanup will run from 10am to 12pm. Lunch will be served for all volunteers at noon. At 12:30, we […]
by Truly Johnson
18th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Native Flora Garden at BBG
Late May is still a good time to view spring wildflowers in the Native Flora Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. While many of the early spring ephemerals will be finished blooming, wild geraniums, phlox, shooting stars and deciduous azaleas will still be showing off there blossoms. Solomons seal and ferns will have unfurled along with […]
by Truly Johnson
12th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Nature On The Go!
Join us at the Audubon Center where a naturalist will lead children and families through nearby trails where you can learn about the nature that is all around us, including native plants and their importance to migratory birds. This program leaves promptly at 11 am. Presented by the Prospect Park Alliance.
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
10th Apr 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
WASTED! Food Documentary Screening (w/ Food and 21+ Drinks)
Join us for an evening of food + drinks with a sustainable twist during a screening of WASTED! The Story of Food Waste. We’re bringing together some of the top sustainable food brands and leaders to eat, drink, and chat about the sustainability of our food systems. Entry to the event includes food and drink (beer […]
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
31st Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Marine Park Forest Restoration
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect natural areas in Marine Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help protect the forests and grasslands and create a healthier ecosystem. They will also be installing cedar stakes on young juniper and pine trees to help them grow straight. […]
by Truly Johnson
28th Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Designing to Avoid Disaster
Thomas Fisher, a professor and Director of the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota, will discuss the fracture-critical nature of many of the systems we have put in place since the mid-20th century, how such systems are especially vulnerable to catastrophic failure, and what we need to do to create more resilient, affordable, […]
by isil