Tag Archives: sustainability

22nd Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
5th Annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference
Free and open to the pub­lic, the pur­pose of this con­fer­ence is to inspire and empow­er atten­dees so they become active par­tic­i­pants toward the goal of build­ing healthy, sus­tain­able com­mu­ni­ties. The speak­ers will use their own expe­ri­ences and val­ues to con­vey how they have been dri­ven by their pas­sions to var­i­ous achieve­ments. From urban farm­ing […]
by jianzhi
19th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Is New York’s Future Sustainable?
The Gotham Cen­ter for New York City His­to­ry, presents a pro­gram on ‘A His­to­ry of Envi­ron­men­tal Impact, and Plan­ning for More Growth’ Ted Stein­berg, author of Gotham Unbound, talks about the envi­ron­men­tal his­to­ry of greater New York, and the lim­its of “sus­tain­able” plan­ning. Michael Sork­in (City Col­lege, CUNY), award-win­ning pres­i­dent and founder of Ter­reform, a non-prof­it ded­i­cat­ed […]
by jianzhi
17th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Earth Week: University Center Sustainability Tours
Join the Tish­man Envi­ron­ment and Design Cen­ter and the New School Build­ings for a spe­cial Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Tour of The New School Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­ter. The Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­ter is a 16-sto­ry, approx­i­mate­ly 375,000 square-foot build­ing locat­ed at the inter­sec­tion of 14th Street and Fifth Avenue in Man­hat­tan. The build­ing has 230,000 square feet of aca­d­e­mic space on the first sev­en […]
by jianzhi
25th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Sustainability Crash Course 2017
Imagine being able to spend one amazing day immersed in learning about sustainable design—and meeting the people who have pioneered new thinking and practices. On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Pratt’s CSDS will present the seventh annual Sustainability Crash Course, a day-long series of workshops with a host of experts from Pratt’s sustainable design faculty and elsewhere. With over 20 speakers, it is sure to be a fantastic day of exploration and inspiration! Registration required.
by Angie Koo
22nd Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Designing Green Roofs and Rooftop Farms
Call­ing all archi­tects, land­scape design­ers, urban plan­ners, sus­tain­abil­i­ty coor­di­na­tors and green­ing pro­fes­sion­als of all stripes! Whether you’re respond­ing to an afford­able hous­ing RFP, or design­ing a high-end lux­u­ry hotel or con­do build­ing, you are like­ly to be inte­grat­ing green roofs and or edi­ble plant­i­ngs into your design. This course will provide you with an in-depth look […]
by Michael Raineri
20th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
M.S. in Sustainability Management & Sustainability Certifications Information Session
The Earth Insti­tute and Columbia University’s School of Pro­fes­sion­al Stud­ies co-spon­sor four pro­grams in sus­tain­abil­i­ty:   Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Man­age­ment Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Ana­lyt­ics Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Sus­tain­able Water Man­age­ment Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Sus­tain­able Finance   Dur­ing this infor­ma­tion ses­sion, Steven Cohen, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Earth Insti­tute at Columbia and Direc­tor of the Sus­tain­abil­i­ty […]
by Michael Raineri
18th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Resiliency Speaker Series: Composting 101
As part of its Resilien­cy Speak­er Series, join Rock­away Water­front Alliance and the New York City Com­post Project to learn how to com­post in your back­yard or com­mu­ni­ty gar­den.  This work­shop will cov­er com­post recipes, ele­ments, basic tools and site designs in order to suc­cess­ful­ly com­post your gar­den waste and food scraps. It will also […]
by Marlyn Marrero
18th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Resiliency Speaker Series: Composting 101
As part of its Resilien­cy Speak­er Series, join Rock­away Water­front Alliance and the New York City Com­post Project to learn how to com­post in your back­yard or com­mu­ni­ty gar­den.  This work­shop will cov­er com­post recipes, ele­ments, basic tools and site designs in order to suc­cess­ful­ly com­post your gar­den waste and food scraps. It will also […]
by Marlyn Marrero
18th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Dune Planting
Come join the Rock­away Water­front Alliance for a com­mu­ni­ty vol­un­teer day cul­mi­nat­ing in a cel­e­bra­tion of the land and water. For this dune plant­i­ng we will be restor­ing native plants to cre­ate a nat­u­ral pro­tec­tive buffer of dunes along the East End of the Rock­aways. Adults and kids alike are wel­come to par­tic­i­pate in this event. Dress accord­ing­ly. Reg­is­tra­tion […]
by Marlyn Marrero
17th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Earth Week: University Center Sustainability Tours
Join the Tishman Environment and Design Center and the New School Buildings for a special Sustainability Tour of The New School University Center. Tours will be guided by Erik Eibert, Assistant Director for Sustainable Initiatives. Tours will leave from the lobby of the University Center at 3pm and 4pm. This event is part of Earth Week at The New School, sponsored by the Tishman Environment and Design Center.
by Angie Koo
15th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Water & Power: A California Heist
Gonna be a lot of irate cit­i­zens when they find out that they’re pay­ing for water they’re not gonna get. — Jack Nichol­son as J.J. “Jake” Gittes in Chi­na­town In 1994, a hand­ful of Cal­i­for­nia state offi­cials met in secret with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from big agri­cul­ture to trans­form wide swaths of for­mer­ly arid land into some of the country’s […]
by Marlyn Marrero
10th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Creating Sustainable Cities: Pathways to Action
Creating Sustainable Cities: Pathways to Action will provide a unique platform for students, organizations, and employers to meet and learn about exciting opportunities in fields related to urban sustainability.
by Richard Reiss
8th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Modeling an Urban Agriculture Business
Anas­tasia Cole Plaki­as, a Co-Founder of Brook­lyn Grange, will walk par­tic­i­pants through the dif­fer­ent con­tem­po­rary mod­els of urban agri­cul­tur­al busi­ness­es, with a focus on New York City, and present a frame­work for think­ing cre­ative­ly about oppor­tu­ni­ties for farm­ing in cities. Tak­ing place in Brook­lyn Grange’s indoor work­shop space at the Brook­lyn Navy Yard, Anas­tasia will cov­er a range of […]
by Michael Raineri
28th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The Food Almanac 2017: Are Good, Clean, and Fair Food & Farming Trumped?
Since 1818, farm­ers have relied on the Farm­ers’ Almanac for uncan­ni­ly accu­rate weath­er pre­dic­tions to inform their plant­i­ng, har­vest­ing, and day-to-day liv­ing. In 2017, Slow Food New York City will spon­sor the Sev­en­th Annu­al Food Almanac, a food and farm­ing prog­nos­ti­ca­tion inspired by the Farm­ers’ Almanac. The Food Almanac is a sin­gu­lar oppor­tu­ni­ty for food-active indi­vid­u­als to […]
by Michael Raineri
23rd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
GreenHomeNYC : Tour Planning Committee Meetup
Want to discover new and exciting green buildings and sustainable spaces here in New York? Want first hand, behind-the-scenes tours of cutting edge building technology and sustainable businesses? GreenHomeNYC is looking for volunteers to join our Green Building Tours committee to help organize and plan public tours of NYC's green spaces. Past tours have included: LEED Certified high rises, factories, urban and rooftop farms, green schools, aquaponics farms, parks, recycling centers, and more. See past tours on our website. Join us for a planning committee meeting to learn how you can get involved and become a tour organizer.
by Angie Koo
15th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Everything Water 1.0: A Precious Element
The AIANY Design for Risk and Recon­struc­tion Committee’s first event of 2017 will launch a series of pro­grams, events, work­shops, and exhibits on the the­me of water. Placed with­in the con­text of cli­mate change, the series will focus on issues sur­round­ing water resources and mit­i­ga­tion at region­al, nation­al, and glob­al lev­els. The series will bring togeth­er […]
by Marlyn Marrero
11th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
esa Fashion Week DIY Party
In part­ner­ship with the NYC Fair Trade Coali­tion, esa invites you to come cel­e­brate Fash­ion Week at its DIY par­ty! Bring all your unwant­ed (doomed for land­fill) clothes back to life. Tran­form your t-shirt into some­thing new like a tank or tote bag at our t-vamp sta­tion, learn to embroi­der your name with New York’s first haute […]
by Michael Raineri
11th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Lowline Science and Sustainability Fair
Join us at the Lowline Lab for our first ever Science and Sustainability Fair! This all ages, interactive fair will include workshops on topics from biomimicry to entomology to sustainability.
by Angie Koo