Tag Archives: sustainability

13th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Earth2Class Workshop with Dr. Ajit Subramaniam "Great Rivers and Changing Oceans"
Dr. Ajit Subramaniam will share results of research into the impacts that nutrients in the world’s great rivers, such as the Amazon and Mekong, have on ocean plankton. Free to members of the Columbia University Community Event Contact Information:  Michael J Passow  201-519-1071 mjp65@columbia.edu
by Sophie Freedman
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
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
6th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Sustainable Lawn Care
Get a crash course on organic lawn management in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn appropriate timing, application quantities, and techniques for using compost in lawn care. Then they’ll head outside with our staff to try it themselves! Hear from the Horticulture experts on the practices used at QBG to keep our lawns pesticide and […]
by Truly Johnson
27th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
A Public Screening of "WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE"
GrowNYC and Project Farmhouse are happy to announce a screening of the documentary film, WASTED. After the screening, please join us for an open discussion on food waste in NYC with Emily Bachman, the Compost Program Manager for Zero Waste Programs at GrowNYC. Popcorn will be served and light refreshments will be served. The screening is […]
by Truly Johnson
16th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Creative Climate Awards Closing Party
Join us as we close this inspiring month-long exhibit. Experience our best exhibit yet, hang out with our artists, see live performances, and see who gets this year’s Creative Climate Awards $2,000 grand prize. The Creative Climate Awards are an annual series of events from the Human Impacts Institute that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works and […]
by Truly Johnson
15th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
EDUCATIONAL GREEN ROOFS CONFERENCE
Opening Remarks by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Closing Remarks by Council Member Corey Johnson Green roofs can be used as outdoor classrooms all year round to study important topics such as weather patterns, the water cycle, climate change, air and water quality, stormwater management, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity; they can also be great spaces for stretching, […]
by Sophie Freedman
3rd Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Invasive Species Summit: Restoration and Long-Term Management
Invasive species are a major threat to biodiversity worldwide, second only to habitat loss. In this enlightening summit in Ross Hall, five experts share their hard-won insights about best practices to manage and restore ecosystems, and engage in audience conversation about how to establish goals, prioritize, take action to implement projects, and overcome challenges to […]
by Truly Johnson
30th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Global Energy Interconnection- Roadmap to a Low Carbon Economy
Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a presentation and discussion with Chairman Liu Zhenya. Chairman Liu served as Chairman and CEO of China State Grid (the world’s largest electric utility) from 2004 to 2016 and currently serves as Chairman of Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) and Chairman of the China […]
by Sophie Freedman
29th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Forest Crew
Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly and monthly basis. Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity. College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green collar field […]
by Sophie Freedman
21st Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project
Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes ,and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Registration requested. This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month, from 1:00 […]
by Truly Johnson
20th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Leaders in Sustainability Speaker Series: Helping Business Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Change
Please join us for an informative discussion around the impacts of climate change on Westchester and New York State businesses with an eye toward the future and how we can work together to mitigate risks. Our distinguished panel of experts will offer diverse perspectives around this important topic and discuss climate change in the context of […]
by Sophie Freedman
18th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Design Guidelines for Zero Waste Launch
Join us for the official launch of the Design Guidelines for Zero Waste, an initiative of the Center for Architecture, in collaboration with the AIA New York Committee on the Environment, Kiss + Cathcart Architects, ClosedLoops, and the Foodprint Group. The guidelines will help New York City achieve its OneNYC plan, released in April 2015, which […]
by Sophie Freedman
16th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Creative Climate Awards Opening
Celebrate the opening of this highly anticipated exhibit in the heart of Manhattan. The Creative Climate Awards are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works and actions. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the Creative Climate Awards program uses the arts and creativity to […]
by Truly Johnson
13th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally on Climate
On Thursday, October 26, 2017, the United Nations Association Southern New York Young Professionals in co-sponsorship with the United Nations Association Mount Sinai campus chapter is hosting an event in celebration of the 72nd anniversary of the United Nations’ founding. “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally on Climate” will focus on Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action.  […]
by Sophie Freedman
11th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Frugal Innovation: Co-building a better world with fewer resources
Innovation is a key driver of growth for firms and nations worldwide. But we can no longer rely on the “more for more” innovation formula— costly R&D, resource-intensive and polluting supply chains — that has sustained growth in the West for decades. Tighter budgets, climate change, new technologies, and empowered customers and citizens are compelling […]
by Sophie Freedman
5th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The Why and How of an International Covenant on the Right of Human Beings to the Environment
Speaker: Michel Prieur, Emeritus Professor at the University of Limoges, President of the International Center for Comparative Environmental Law Non-pizza lunch will be served. Program is sponsored by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Human Rights Institute, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia Law School Environmental Law Society, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. […]
by Sophie Freedman
4th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Farm and Compost Volunteer Days
Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. […]
by jianzhi