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June 23, 2016

As the 19-year-old education intern for a small nonprofit like the Human Impacts Institute passionate about grassroots organizing and creative writing, the world of 12-floor office buildings and business casual is totally foreign to me.   So when I entered the glass co...

November 1, 2015

On Saturday, October 3rd, we held our last East River State Park Summer Series event of the 2015 season. With us to celebrate were students from the Green School (participating in our Youth Leadership Intensive), Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG), and some very sp...

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 9, 2015

In the wake of a bizarre vandalism of our oyster cages (tied to a pier in East River State Park) and resulting tragic loss of these baby oysters, Lena & Lena ventured out to the New York Harbor School and its affiliated Billion Oyster Project (BOP) Initiative on Govern...

July 8, 2015

This Tuesday June 7, under a powerful sun and the occasional relief of clouds, the Human Impacts Institute (HII) hosted Let the Sun Shine In!, part of HII’s East River State Park Summer Series.

 

We welcomed special guest Justin Strachan, who works at Sustainable CUNY (w...

June 29, 2015

 

What is ‘the climate’? Via Dictionary.com: “the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.” And that’s...

June 16, 2015

We were excited to host a group of Morgan Stanley volunteers as part of their month of volunteering and as part of our monthly Tree Care Tuesday events at the East River State Park last week. Arriving precisely on time (see their before photo),

 they rolled up their Mor...

When your first real introduction to a country includes having tea with the President, one might want to know a little bit about what they’re getting into.  When I got the invitation from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York  (TECO) to be a part of a del...

May 5, 2015

Partnering with Friends Seminary for its annual Day of Service, the Human Impacts Institute invited the lovely 8th graders from Friends to help us protect and improve the East River State Park, and New York greenspace everywhere.

 

Even though last Tuesday, April 28th wa...

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