• The Human Impacts Institute in Action


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  • Another Year of Making the Environment Personal!

    Check out our 2013 Annual Report to see how much impact the Human Impacts Crew has had! HII 2013 Annual Report>>2013 Volunteer Hours

  • ProgramsPrograms

    The programs of the Human Impacts Institute foster creativity in sustainability through experiential education, creative engagement, and collaborative partnerships. All programs are adapted to the specific needs of participants and are based upon staff availability.

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    The Human Impacts Institute offers a diversity of environmental services geared towards engaging communities in positive social change. Options include professional certification programs, learning retreats, and environmental consulting services for home, business, and organization. Learn more.

  • SupportSupport

    You can join the Human Impacts Institute community by donating services, supplies, or funds to us today! All donations are tax-deductible and support our mission to foster creativity in sustainability. You can also join us by following our latest projects, partnerships, and events on our blog, joining us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Learn more.

    • Check out our 2013 and 2014 Human Impacts Salons!


      Did you miss our "Creative Climate" Human Impacts Salon series with the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Program of Germany in 2013 and 2014? You can listen to them, watch them, or see little teasers of our events in Boston, Atlanta, DC, and Miami! Check them out here>>
    • Human Impacts Chicago:
      Designing for a Changing Climate

      Thursday, September 11th
      6-9:30pm w/networking reception
      Goethe Institute Chicago RSVP here>>

      This fall, we are traveling to the Windy City, where we will host an evening event dedicated to examining design strategies for a changing climate. We will explore how creative solutions to climate change are reinventing the urban landscape and how designers are transforming the way we produce, consume, and interact with the world around us.
      Learn more and register here>>
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    • Creative Climate Awards: Art and Climate

      Take a peek at the third year of the Creative Climate Awards (formerly Ten Days of Climate Action), where creative minds inspire audiences to take on climate change. This year brought theatre, dance, music, photography and more to the streets of NYC, London and Sydney. Watch artist interviews and video from 2013 works!


      Read more about the 2013 Ten Days of Climate Action>> ________________________________________________

     

     

  • Join Our Latest Ed, Art, and Action Here

    The Human Impacts Institute’s Fourth Annual Creative Climate Awards (Sept 15-Oct 15th),  in partnership with Climate Week NYC,  Positive Feedback and Artbridge, bring together the visual arts, performance art, and film to install climate-inspired public works throughout New York City and the globe. This group exhibit and launch party are one of numerous public events with participating artists that are addressing this year's challenge to "Making Climate Personal".  

    See the full lineup of events here>> _________________________________

  • FALL INTERNSHIP APPLICATION OPEN!

    We are currently accepting applications for our highly competitive Fall 2014 internship program. Past interns have included international lawyers, media professionals, certified teachers, as well as graduate and undergrad students from around the world. Applications are due Sept 24th.

    Learn more and apply here>> ________________________________________________


  • Sunday, Sept 21st
    10:30am
    66th and Central Park West, NY, NY

    Join us for what is gearing up to be the largest Climate action in history: The People's Climate March. We will assemble a Human Impacts Institute, Earth Charter, and Climate Reality Project group of marchers to walk together. All are welcome, invite your friends, colleagues, family, and others! Share on Facebook here>> ________________________________________________
  • Eat Cupcakes for Climate Action!


    Sunday, Sept 21st-Sunday Sept 28th
    8:00am-11:00pm
    The Little Cupcake Bakeshop
    30 Prince Street
    New York, NY 10012

    Come have a delicious sweet treat at the Little Cupcake Bakeshop and help support climate action at the same time! The bakeshop will be selling "earth" themed cupcakes all week, of which a portion of the proceeds will go towards the Human Impacts Institute's Creative Climate Awards programs supporting innovative messaging for climate action through the arts. Watch out for Human Impacts Crew members there throughout the week with the famous "climate wheel", quizzes to test your climate knowledge, and even climate-themed tarot readings. ________________________________________________
  • Creative Climate Awards Celebration!


    Thursday, October 30th
    7:00pm-10:00pm
    Fitzroy Gallery, Chrystie Street 195 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

    Join us for an evening of drinks, dancing, and fun as we announce the 2014 winners of the Creative Climate Awards in an evening themed "It's Getting Hot in Here".

    Get your tickets today! Space is limited.

    Host Committee: Erin McKinnon, Amy Braunschweiger, James Slezak, Alex White, Luisa Gui, Tara DePorte.

    Thanks to Fitzroy Gallery for their support of this event.
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  • Green Mondays at ICP! Sept-December



    The Human Impacts Institute is excited to partner with the International Center of Photography to support conversation and action around environmental issues and creative communication. This fall, the photographs of Sebastião Salgado provide the springboard for an ambitious program of panel discussions, lectures, and film screenings addressing the urgent issue of climate change. On Green Mondays—a series of lectures and conversations held in the galleries—scientists, activists, photographers, and others will explain the science behind climate change analysis and address critical topics such as fracking, greening the economy, and decarbonizing the city. Finally, Friday-evening gallery walk-throughs with climate scientists will contextualize Salgado’s photographs, region by region.
    Learn more and get your tickets>>
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