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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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 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...

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 11, 2015

From Albany to the mouth of the New York Harbor, hundreds of volunteers got together as part of Riverkeeper’s 4th Annual Beach Sweep on Saturday, May 9th.

 

It was a beautiful day for getting outside, and Human Impacts Institute was there at the East River State Park, al...

December 19, 2014

The Human Impacts Institute has partnered with the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Program of Germany to implement a series of innovative salons in cities across the United States. From 2013-2014, we have implemented a total of 9 salons in cities such as Miami, the B...

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