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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...

June 23, 2016

This past True Care Tuesday our crew spent the morning with Brooklyn Arbor School’s kindergarten class, who had the opportunity to learn about caring for NYC trees alongside a creative art activity. With the help of our enthusiast intern crew, the students had a blast...

March 3, 2016

 

 

Of all the things that come to mind when you hear the word ‘lawyer’ ‘great with kids’ is probably not one of them. And I would agree with you, given that I am a lawyer and years of reading judicial opinions and excessive use of phrases like ‘see supra’ and ‘in summat...

November 13, 2015

Although we had to say goodbye to our ten youth leaders from the Green School in Williamsburg (a description of the graduation celebration can be found here), we managed to pack a lot into the six weeks of our program (funded by the NYSDEC's Environmental Justice Commu...

November 13, 2015

You know something is going right when, at the end of an intensive program, the graduates are more excited about supporting each other in their final presentations than in the stipends presented at the graduation ceremony!

 

But most of that credit goes to the individual...

In June of 2015, I invited a group of climate experts and creatives (artists, performers, writers) in Marseille, France, to come together over wine and food to have a conversation about inspiration and how we can inspire more action on climate change.  It was an amazin...

September 28, 2015

On Monday, September 21st, we were honored to celebrate the first session of our inaugural Youth Leadership Intensive with the Green School in Williamsburg.

 

Funded with a generous grant from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s Environmental Justice...

June 2015 Launch of the Human Impact Stories program at the French Consulate, NYC

 

How do we inspire people to take climate action? What do we need to effectively communicate complex problems and solutions? And Who are the people leading the way in our communities? Im...

August 16, 2015

Learning. Long discussions on ‘green infrastructure.’ Lunches outside. Looking up random information on fishes. And a lot of names with ‘L’. Specifically: Lauren, Lena, LeAnne, Lena (le Deux), and Ilana. With Tierney thrown in for good measure.

 

Our three interns Lena,...

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