Tag Archives: sustainability

10th Jan 2019, 12:00am-12:00am
Sustainable Business Networking
An event for sustainable businesses to make connections.
by Luke McGinty
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
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
24th-28th Sep 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
CITIESALIVE 2018
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF RESILIENCE What is the future of our city regions? Will they be unbearably hot and regularly flooded by intense rains and high tides?  Will they be increasingly unhealthy and more divided between ‘us and them’?  Will there be a lack of green space and job opportunities? CitiesAlive provides green […]
by Truly Johnson
30th Aug 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Climate Advocacy & Storytelling Training
Are you a young person or milliennial interested in learning about policies that can help New York address climate change? Do you want to become more empowered and learn how to effectively speak with your elected officials about the most urgent issue of our time? Do you want to tell your story about why you […]
by Bridget Scanlon
23rd Aug 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Hudson Yards' Down to Earth Farmers Market
Market open Thursdays, 10:00AM – 6:00PM, 05/10 – 11/15 New York, NY Hudson Boulevard Park (Map it ») Market Host: Hudson Yards/Hell’s Kitchen Alliance Founding Year: 2017 Upcoming Market Events Seasonal Tasting – Berry 7/12, 10am – 6pm Seasonal Tasting – Tomato 8/16, 10am – 6pm    
by Bridget Scanlon
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
18th Apr 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Reimagining the Good Life: Sustainability Ethics in Theory and Practice
Please join us for a half-day conference on sustainability ethics and resilience. The conference, scheduled Wednesday, April 18, 2018, brings together philosophers and other environmental theorists to address questions at the intersection of sustainability, philosophy, and ethics. These questions include: How can we revise our idea of “the good life” to promote sustainability? How do […]
by Ashley Brown
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
24th Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Sustainability Crash Course
On Saturday, March 24, 2018, Pratt’s CSDS will host the 8th annual Sustainability Crash Course, a day-long series of presentations, panel discussions and workshops with a host of experts from Pratt’s faculty and elsewhere.  In years past we have had over 20 different speakers present topics including Ecology, Biomimicry, Packaging Design, Life-Cycle Assessment, Fashion, Architecture, Policy […]
by isil
20th Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The Future of Sustainable Fashion - How Conscious Companies & Consumers Can Make an Impact
Currently, fashion and textiles are the second most polluting industry in the world. Led by advertising promoting excessive consumption and increasing consumer demand, companies continue to push the industry towards fast fashion resulting in cheap clothes at the cost of harming both the environment and people. Because what we wear is such an integral part of […]
by Truly Johnson
13th Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
{Green Careers} March: Green Credentialing
Professional certifications can often be helpful in the sustainability field, especially for professionals seeking to get their foot in the door, or change jobs. Although LEED is still fairly ubiquitous, as attitudes toward urban living and buildings change, newer certifications are coming to the fore, sometimes making it difficult to know which ones are right […]
by Ashley Brown
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