Tag Archives: sustainability

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
24th Sep 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
SHOP at Urban Air Market: Brooklyn
Urban Air Market is excited to launch in Brooklyn with a one day pop-up marketplace for sustainable design. DIY activites, sustainabilty workshops, wellness resources, and interactive art. PLUS shopping from a curated selection of makers of jewelry, apparel, accessories, art, and home decor. Free to attend!
by Angie Koo
29th Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Preserving the Summer Harvest: Learn to Make Jam with the Brooklyn Fräulein
Join the Brooklyn Fräulein, Nicole Rutsch,  to learn the basics of making both sweet and savory jams. Once we’ve made our introductions we’ll take a tour of the rooftop farm and harvest the tomatoes, ground cherries and herbs that we will use for our jams. Back in the kitchen, Nicole will walk us through the steps […]
by chad
22nd Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Ben's Secret, Spicy, Salsa Workshop!
You knew he made hot sauce but did you know he was a master of salsa? Until now he’s kept his salsa skills a secret, only gracing the lucky few with some of the best batches of salsa Brooklyn has ever seen. Ben Flanner, president of Brooklyn Grange, knows a thing or two about heat and […]
by chad
13th Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Beekeeping 101: Honey Extraction
Harvest, filter, jar, and taste the freshest honey in NYC! So, you’ve spent the summer learning all about bees now it’s time to reap the sweet rewards of your efforts! For the third installment of our summer beekeeping series you’re in for a treat, It’s time for honey harvest!   There’s no classroom component to […]
by chad
9th Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Paths to Climate Action
Much progress in sustainability is underway, so why aren’t we seeing sweeping results? Why aren’t corporations, consumers, and policy makers exercising their power enough? The problem isn’t lack of technologies or policy solutions. We see this problem in corporate innovation and organizational transformation all the time: great solutions fail when they solve a problem while […]
by alexandra
8th Aug 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 […]
by Michael Raineri
8th Aug 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 chad
19th Jul 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Bicycle Powered Gelato Making Workshop
Come pedal the Sweetcycle – a stationary bike capable of pedal powering an ice cream churn. While pedaling gelato, Kate Zuckerman, pastry chef and owner of the Sweetcycle, will discuss the science behind ice cream and gelato making: what gels make the perfect custard; the correct chilling temperatures to minimize ice crystal formation; the optimal dasher […]
by chad
12th Jul 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Compost Dinner
As people who spend our days farming, we strive to see as little food waste as possible. Simply stated, wasted food is wasted energy. So we look for ways we can cut down, we turn bruised peppers into hot sauce and split tomatoes into sauce. After our big butcher paper dinners, crab and crawfish bodies […]
by chad
2nd Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Pier 1 Salt Marshes Coastal Cleanup
  Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides, from May – October. All volunteers must fill out a waiver and bring it to their first volunteer activity in the park. Volunteers […]
by Luke McGinty
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 […]
by jianzhi
19th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Earth Week: Going Beyond "Green"
Join the Tishman Environment and Design Center for an interactive showcase of community-based participatory research led by New School faculty and students addressing the impacts of climate change and other environmental threats to community well-being and social justice. Faculty grant winners and student scholars will share their Tishman Center-funded research that applies policy, design, and […]
by Victoria Tsang
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 […]
by jianzhi
3rd Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Permaculture and Urban Eco-System Design
Permaculture has the potential to transform the future, but first we have to bring it mainstream. How do we scale permaculture to redesign the massive agricultural, food, and consumer culture systems for long-term health and sustainability? What is the way forward given the sociopolitical challenges we currently face? How can a focus on local actions collectively alter a global system? Our experts will be discussing these questions and more at our permaculture forum on April 3rd, 2017.
by Angie Koo
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 […]
by Michael Raineri