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Urbanist Summer Scavenger Hunt

On Thursday, July 19, 6:00–9:00 PM, the MAS Urbanists will team up with AIA New York’s Archtober to host a summer scavenger hunt. Join us and put your knowledge of local…

Fossil Free Fast

On January 31st, the day after Trump’s first State of the Union, our movement will come together in Washington D.C. for Fossil Free Fast: The Climate…

Carbon Pricing Leadership Training

Nicole Crescimanno, assistant to James Hansen and young climate leader, is hosting a day-long training session for the Put a Price On It campaign. This session is for Students…


Communities across the city will remember, resist, and rise together. Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy took lives, destroyed homes, and flooded subways. Like in Florida,…

Campfire Conversations: Wisdom and Age

Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library present Campfire Conversations, a series of themed community conversations around an outdoor campfire at the Lefferts Historic House,…

Van Alen Variety Show

Join us for a post-Election Day celebration of the mandate of everyday city dwellers to improve one another’s lives. We’ll apply performance, satire, and rapid presentations to mix policy and play and proclaim the power of participation.

Wiggle Your Way Into Composting

Learn how worms work their magic, converting kitchen scraps into a rich organic fertilizer, and reducing our carbon footprints.

Climate Change, Cities and Youth Engagement

Join us as we examine the role of urban young people in promoting policy action on climate change. During this interactive event we will discuss how children and youth can and are providing solutions for greater resilience in the urban environment as well as fostering social inclusion.

People’s Climate Movement Pop-Up

The organizers of the People’s Climate March (now the People’s Climate Movement) are calling for a National Day of Action this October 14 to demand bold action on climate change.

Our People’s Climate Movement Pop-Up at the Flatiron Plaza will be a central location where people can show their support for climate action in 60 seconds or less.

Global Citizen Festival

The annual Global Citizen Festival tackles that effort, bringing together some of music’s biggest stars—Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Pearl Jam and many more are on this year’s bill—to raise awareness around the fight against poverty, hunger and climate change throughout the world.

Storms! Floods! Heat Waves! A Discussion of Climate Change Impacts in New York City

Our discussion will survey the key findings from the NPCC report and how they are currently being integrated into the work of NYC ORR and addressed in policy agendas dealing with climate resiliency and public health.

Superfund: A Citizen’s Guide

With the Environmental Protection Agency’s designation of Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek, Superfund has become a colloquial term and a buzzword in New York City.

But what is a Superfund exactly?

This class will focus on citizen participation in the Superfund process and conclude with a discussion of current and future sites in the five boroughs.