9 ways to support good ideas in NYC this summer

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1. Go to a luxe benefit dinner with Solar One and explore their newest project “Solar 2”,  a community space designed to showcase green technology. (Tonight! June 18; benefit tix $150)

2. Attend a Hidden Harbor boat tour and learn how Hurricane Sandy left its mark on New York City while taking part in a discussion about how to protect ourselves from the increased frequency of such storms. (Today, June 18, and next Tuesday, June 25; tix $39)

3. Have lunch with the Human Impacts Institute and learn about water quality in NYC. (12 noon, Wednesday June 19; free!)

4. Go to a radical Solstice benefit concert for North Brooklyn Boat Club (Friday, June 21; a very low $5 at the door)

5.  Venture to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and enjoy their Sustainability Bus Tour. The event explores the location’s transition into a sustainable industrial park and how green energy was the focus behind their design. (Saturday, June 22, tix $30)

6. Join the New York Women Social Entrepreneurs for a dinner with Beth Ferguson, Founder of Sol Design Lab. Her work focuses on entrepreneurship and sustainability and so is a great opportunity to learn how design can steer away from consumerism and work towards a sustainable future. (June 24, 6:30 PM, tix $45)

7. Join Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance Marc Yaggi in SPARK’S speaker series for an event exploring ways that communities from the Hudson to the Tigris can stand up for their rights to clean water and thrive for equitable uses of water resources. (June 25, tix $25)

8. Take part in politics and attend the Mayoral Candidate Forum on the future of food in New York City. A few of New York City’s leading anti-hunger organizations such as the Brooklyn Food Coalition, City Harvest, and the Food Bank for New York City will all be taking part in this event so it is a perfect opportunity for those passionate about issues surrounding food in New York City. (July 17, 6 PM, free!)

9. Have fun at the City of Water festival organized by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and learn about potential plans to develop the city’s waterfront! (July 20, free!)