Tag Archives: sustainability

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
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
by Michael Raineri