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We are building a creative community addressing the climate crisis through social justice.  


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We use arts and culture to inspire environmental action for social good.


INSPIRE more people
Our Creative Communication programs communicate tough social and environmental topics in creative ways through arts and culture.
Learn through ACTion
Our Learning-By-Doing programs develop your leadership skills through real-life problem solving and community service.  
SHARE resources
Our Curated Actions programs create unique opportunities for you to implement and share your ideas, expertise, and solutions.

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Whose stories will you hear?


What stories of frontline climate leadership need to be heard and shared? Stay tuned for the launch of our Climate Crossroads program in partnership with the Tenure Facllity and Ford Foundation.

Written, performed, and edited by: GiGi Buddie, Human Impacts Institute


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Link to Human Impacts Institute YouTube channel
Link to Human Impacts Institute YouTube channel
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We're Hiring

We are looking for a Program Manager for a 30 hour/week commitment and one-year contract, with an opportunity for long-term extension. The ideal candidate is interested in contributing their time to a growing, dynamic organization, in a role that requires defining, implementing and monitoring diverse programs. Sound like you? 

Join the Crew

Want to dig deeper into our work and mission?  See what opportunities we have to join our Crew, including internships, Youth Advisory Council, Advisory and Board, and volunteers!

Introducing our UEHL

Our Urban Environmental Health Lab (UEHL) is a community hub that brings together NYC health experts with local artists to experiment with new ways to build resilience to environmental health threats and creatively connect diverse communities to equitable pollution prevention tools. UEHL programs include virtual and in-person workshops and training, opportunities to access free soil and water quality testing, as well as interactive exhibits that further understanding of local environmental health risks and preventative actions to increase public health equity, environmental justice, and safety.

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A Message from Our YAC

Hi! We are the Youth Advisory Council (YAC),  a new addition to HII. The YAC consists of eleven youth activists from across the world. We are dedicated to bringing youth into the forefront of the climate conversation. Youth are not only those who are going to be affected by climate change, but we are also the ones who are going to lead this world in just a few years. Already, we have begun our new projects, which will include an anthology of creative climate writing and art, a short podcast explaining environmental justice simply, a guidebook for how to take legislative action, developing an elementary-level climate curriculum, and expanding our network through youth-focused social media outreach. We know that youth are the key to stopping climate change, and we all need to work together to make that happen.

Become a Member

For less than the price of one coffee per month, your membership supports our mission and helps us use the arts and culture to engage more people in making a more just and livable world.

Apply Today 

Are you a NYC-based artist interested in environmental health?  Apply for our Impact Artist Fellowship in partnership with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Urban Systems Lab of the New School, Brooklyn Public Library, and the Moth.

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Meet our 2021 Health Fellows

Our 2021 Health Fellows are NYC-based leaders who are redefining community, health, and justice through research, advocacy, gardening and much more.  Take a look at our amazing cohort of ten women who are innovating on environmental health solutions in our City and beyond.