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November 13, 2015

You probably cross a bridge every day. Maybe you commute over one for work, or make an important decision, or determine to ‘cross that bridge when we come to it.’ Bridges are everywhere: iconic landmarks and humble planks tied together; ones soaring above and ones unde...

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...

Inspiring people to change bad habits, consume less, and to accept that the status quo of human societies’ just doesn’t work with our planet’s climate is a tough job.  There are days when I’m reading climate science reports on the current and predicted impacts of clima...

July 29, 2015

Want to get the inside dirt on your dirt? That’s the mission of the Urban Soils Institute and focus of HII’s most recent workshop, part of our East River State Park Summer Series.

Some of the great folks from USI - including Director Tatiana Morin, a French post-doc stu...

With our ongoing consumer advocacy series, we at the Human Impacts Institute want to help put the power back into consumers’ hands. We want to equip consumers with the knowledge of what kinds of chemicals (good and bad) are actually in their food, beauty products, and...

July 23, 2015

“Well, this is basically a trash can,” noted Arif Ullah, rainwater harvesting aficionado and Director of Programs at Citizens Committee for New York City, when handed our barrel-of-choice for our recent rainwater harvesting workshop, part of our East River State Park S...

July 22, 2015

Amidst Saturday’s torrential downpour, Program Manager Lena and Education Intern Ilana journeyed to Governor’s Island to celebrate and exhibit at City of Water Day. Organized by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA), City of Water Day celebrates the “world-class p...

July 16, 2015

 In spite of the darkening skies and muggy weather, Human Impacts Institute was glad to host our friends from UN Temple of Understanding (a non-profit dedicated to building interfaith alliances across ages and countries) as part of our East River State Park Summer...

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