Tag Archives: New York City

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
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
3rd Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Alley Pond Park Forest Restoration
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Alley Pond Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own […]
by Truly Johnson
1st Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Grow Your Garden Group
With spring around the corner, this is a key time to welcome new members to get involved in your garden. This workshop will cover creative and time-tested ways to grow your garden group, with a focus on recruiting new members and retaining existing members. Learn how to build the leadership of garden members and create […]
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
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
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
4th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Gardening Workshop: Healthy Compost
Learn several different methods to create and maintain a compost pile, which can serve as the foundation for healthy garden soil all year long. Please come prepared to touch dirt! Ages 7+.  
by Truly Johnson
2nd Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
World Wetlands Day at Seagirt Avenue Wetlands
Join NYC Parks Stewardship as we celebrate World Wetlands Day! Urban wetlands provide a variety of benefits including improved water quality and storm water retention. They also serve as critical habitat for native wildlife. Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect these important ecosystems on World Wetlands Day! Volunteers will be removing debris from […]
by Truly Johnson
28th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Living with White-Tailed Deer
Explore the Greenbelt with the Urban Park Rangers as they search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.
by Truly Johnson
25th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
UnCommon Pages Bookmaking Workshop
Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park! This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has made paper sheets from an invasive plant found […]
by Truly Johnson
21st Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Nature's Workshop: Jewelry Making
Join the Rangers and learn how to make jewelry using materials from nature. Basic materials are provided.
by Truly Johnson
20th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Using Your Brown Bin Best
Have you recently received your curbside Organics Collection kit? Do you have questions about how to separate your waste and keep your bin neat? Come learn tips and tricks for keeping your trash, recycling, and organics areas clean and easy to manage. Are you in a building of 10+ units and want to enroll? First […]
by Truly Johnson
17th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The Climate Reality Project Presentation
The Climate Reality Project was founded in 2011 by former Vice President Al Gore to amplify the message about climate change—its causes, consequences, and solutions. Climate Reality presentations are available world-wide, offered for free by trained presenters. Join us for an eye-opening presentation and a discussion about how everyone can engage to help solve the […]
by Truly Johnson
13th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Compost 101
What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This workshop will introduce you to compost, how it’s made, and what to do with it when it’s done. Admission is free. Registration requested.
by Truly Johnson
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