Tag Archives: sustainability

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
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
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
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
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