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Reduce, Reuse, Rethink: The Future of Waste in New York City

Reduce, Reuse, Rethink: The Future of Waste in New York City

Reduce, Reuse, Rethink: The Future of Waste in New York City Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 PM at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue) The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY), as part of its ongoing program New York’s Future in a Changing Climate, will present a panel discussion on the future of waste...

 
Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed

Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed

New York League of Conservation Voters Forum: Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:00am Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701 This policy forum will focus on the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green infrastructure (GI) as...

 
The Sociology of Horseshoe Crabs and the Humans Who Use Them

The Sociology of Horseshoe Crabs and the Humans Who Use Them

The Sociology of Horseshoe Crabs and the Humans Who Use Them Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Hunter College West Building, Room HW615 Dr. Lisa Jean Moore of SUNY Purchase, author of Catch & Release, explores the interspecies relationships between humans and horseshoe crabs – our multiple sites of entanglement...

 
Feeding the Apple: New York’s Future Food Supply

Feeding the Apple: New York’s Future Food Supply

“Feeding the Apple: New York’s Future Food Supply” Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue) The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY), as part of its ongoing program New York’s Future in a Changing Climate, will present a panel discussion on the future of the...

 
Flying Less

Flying Less

Flying Less: Innovations in Global Low-Carbon Academic Conferencing with a Human Touch A brown bag lecture by Parke Wilde, Tufts University. Friday, March 16, 2018, at noon (12:00 PM) Room 1216 East Building, Hunter College, A burst of new experimentation may soon transform long-distance academic conferencing technologies....

 
Liquid Assets: New York’s Watersheds & Waterways

Liquid Assets: New York’s Watersheds & Waterways

Liquid Assets: New York’s Watersheds & Waterways Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue) The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY), as part of its ongoing program New York’s Future in a Changing Climate, will present a panel discussion on the city’s...

 
Conscious Consumerism

Conscious Consumerism

Conscious Consumerism: Current Landscape for Business and Individuals Sustainability Practice Network – Bard MBA in Sustainabiltiy We can all do our part in sharing existing resources and limiting new purchases, but the reality is that we are all still consumers. When we need to buy something, we can make an effort...

 
Greening the Grid

Greening the Grid

Greening the Grid: New York’s Energy Future Tuesday, December 5 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue) The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY), as part of its ongoing program New York’s Future in a Changing Climate, will present a panel discussion on the city’s future energy...

 
New York City’s Streams – A Lecture by Eric Sanderson

New York City’s Streams – A Lecture by Eric Sanderson

New York City’s Streams – A Lecture by Eric Sanderson As beautiful as New York can be at times, the big buildings are as nothing compared to the humble artistry of a free-flowing stream running down to the sea. In this presentation, Dr. Eric Sanderson of the Welikia Project at the Wildlife Conservation Society...

 
City of Rising Waters

City of Rising Waters

City of Rising Waters: A Symposium Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00 PM The Museum of the City of New York will be hosting a symposium to mark the five year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, a watershed moment for New Yorkers’ awareness of the devastating impacts of climate change.  This afternoon program will examine...

 
Kate Troll, “The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World”

Kate Troll, “The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World”

Come join us October 12th to hear Alaskan Kate Troll share her stories and insights in dealing with being green in a bright red state. Most importantly Kate’s talk will focus on climate change and her “10 Points of Hope for Progress on Climate Change.” In her new book, The Great Unconformity: Reflections...

 
Growing Green Cities

Growing Green Cities

Growing Green Cities:  Urban Forests & Green Infrastructure for Health, Resilience & Sustainability Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center 9:15 am – 4:45 pm Video of this past event can be found at this Vimeo page. Presentations from this past event can be downloaded by clicking on these...

 
Drawing Water: Artist Talk and Workshop with Stacy Levy

Drawing Water: Artist Talk and Workshop with Stacy Levy

Drawing Water: Artist Talk and Workshop with Stacy Levy Spend a visually engaging evening with Stacy Levy at a lecture on water, art, and ecology. Levy is an internationally known artist who specializes in creating artful, site-specific interventions and engagements with water ecology. This event will explore Levy’s...

 
The Great Subway Race of 1967

The Great Subway Race of 1967

The Great Subway Race of 1967 Fifty years ago an M.I.T. computer whiz kid named Peter Samson and a group of his schoolmates attempted one of the most audacious stunts in the history of the New York City subway system. Samson programmed M.I.T.’s PDP-6 mainframe computer — about the size of a passenger elevator...

 
Is New York’s Future Sustainable?

Is New York’s Future Sustainable?

UPDATE:  There has been a change in the speaker lineup for the Gotham Center’s event on the future of sustainability in New York City.  Eric W. Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society who recently spoke at an event hosted by the Institute will be speaking, as well as Denise Hoffman Brandt, Director of the...

 
Rising Urbanists: Green Infrastructure for the 22nd Century

Rising Urbanists: Green Infrastructure for the 22nd Century

A multi-disciplinary conference to imagine the potential for Green Infrastructure to act as a catalyst in driving urban design into the 22nd century. The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities joins the City College of New York Student Chapter of the America Society of Landscape Architects to invite students and professionals...

 

STEM Night: Conservation and Energy

April 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm FREE for high school and college students! Do you have a passion for helping the environment? Join us for STEM Night: Conservation and Energy at the New York Hall of Science to explore the wide range of opportunities in conservation, energy and environmental science. Hear from guest speakers,...

 
Yale Alumni Public Health Initiative Presents: Health and Climate Change

Yale Alumni Public Health Initiative Presents: Health and Climate Change

Interested in environmental health and climate change? In this seminar featuring Institute of Sustainable Cities Fellow and City Atlas Co-Founder Richard Reiss we will explore the interplay of global health and the environment, in particular the significant impact of climate change on health outcomes. Further, we will...

 
“The Well-Tempered City” book-signing and discussion with Jonathan Rose

“The Well-Tempered City” book-signing and discussion with Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose will speak about his book, “The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life,” with discussion with the audience and a book-signing event following his talk.  Please join us for this free event at 5 pm on Thursday, March...

 
Creating Sustainable Cities: Pathways to Action

Creating Sustainable Cities: Pathways to Action

Creating Sustainable Cities: Pathways to Action, a half-day conference focusing on the science of urban sustainability for high school and college students. CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, in collaboration with the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute and Duro UAS, will be hosting Creating Sustainable Cities: Pathways...

 
A Historical Perspective on Water in New York City with Focus on Jamaica Bay

A Historical Perspective on Water in New York City with Focus on Jamaica Bay

E.E. Cummings once wrote, sitting near the long-since forgotten edge of Minetta Water in Greenwich Village, …For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea.” In this talk, Dr. Eric W. Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society will attempt to find the part of the...

 

The Ethical and Ecological Dynamics of Indigenous Resilience Planning

THE ETHICAL AND ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS OF INDIGENOUS RESILIENCE PLANNING October 21st, 6:30-8:30pm, CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198 (Basement) “RENEWING RELATIVES: INDIGENOUS RESILIENCE PLANNING” -Kyle Pows Whyte, (Philosophy, Timnick Chair in the Humanities; Michigan State University) INDIGENOUS ECOLOGICAL PATTERNS OF...

 

“Just Bike It” TGIF Session on Biking at Hunter College

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) at Hunter College will be holding a biking event at Poses Park this Thursday, Oct. 8, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm to promote the new bike racks and tire pump funded through a TGIF grant. The event will have a bike repair demonstration from a local bike shop, a presentation on safe biking from NYC...

 

Green Infrastructure & Urban Revitalization: Linking Smart Growth, Resilience and Watershed Restoration

April 22, 2015   9:15 am – 4:30 pm SUNY Orange – Kaplan Hall Great Room, Newburgh, NY This workshop will focus on diverse initiatives for incorporating green infrastructure in planning, education, watershed restoration, smart growth and resilience initiatives for small cities and other community centers in the region. ...

 

Drinking Quality Water

When: Friday April 10, 2015, 7:00pm  Where: Hunter College Room 714 (West Building) It can be argued that using chlorine in drinking water created the biggest improvement in public health in modern history. Typhoid fever was not eradicated in the U.S. until the widespread use of water disinfection was realized. Michael...

 
 
 
 

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