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 2017 Patagonia Granted Film Festival, Soho, NYC

On Thursday, June 29th, 2017, I attended the Patagonia Granted Film Festival. HII was invited to attend the festival as a participant because Patagonia funds our Trees and Tutus series through one of its grants. We set up...

 The beautiful courtyard of Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University

It is not often that I see faith and environmental activism intersect, but last Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, I had the opportunity to attend a portion of The Center for Earth Ethics’ weekend-long...

January 11, 2017

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See amazing photos from the 2016 Creative Climate Summit>>

In August of 2016, we gathered a group of 15 artists, designers, audio producers, researchers, videographers, progra...

October 28, 2016

(Mother Nature (Tara DePorte) gives opening remarks)

On October 27th, I (a bird after an oil spill) sat on the subway in a feathered mask, on my way to meet Mother Earth and an Ice Princess in the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of New York. The Creative Climate Clo...

October 21, 2016

Migrations des Anthropodes by Dominique Paul

Last Thursday, the Human Impacts Institute hosted a night of short films and live music at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of New York in Midtown Manhattan.

To kick off the night, we began with Sara Koppel’s “Seriously...

October 14, 2016

(Live music by Eco-Music Big Band)

On October 13, sound radiated from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of New York as the jazz opera “Mr. Mystery” was performed by the Eco-Music Big Band.

The opera was about a legendary composer, Sun Ra, who was enlisted with the...

October 7, 2016

(Vanessa Longs Dance Company performed "Urban Tumbleweed" to raise awareness of plastic waste)

On October 6, in the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of New York, people came together for a performance by the Vanessa Long Dance Company followed by a screening of the m...

September 28, 2016

(Tara DePorte gives the opening remarks)

On September 27th, the 2016 Creative Climate Awards opened its doors to the public and invited artists from all over the world to share their work with the public with the goal of inspiring action against climate change. The even...

September 21, 2016

Every Tuesday in June, July and August, the Human Impacts Institute (HII) has led the Tree Care Tuesday program. Every week in June we cared for trees around HII’s headquarters near Rodney St and S 3rd St. We had help from students at the Brooklyn Harbor School, who we...

August 25, 2016

Image: Karen Stabenow "Wrong Way" 

This time for the Human Impacts Institute’s second online Impacts Hour, our executive director Tara DePorte traveled to New Haven, CT to sit down with Professor Tony Leiserowitz. He directs the Yale Program on Climate Communication in...

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