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December 18, 2014

In 2013-2014 the Human Impacts Institute is partnering with the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Program of Germany to explore how we can make climate change personal to our communities and re-communicate climate issues to the American public in creative and engaging...

May 2, 2014

This past weekend I attended a workshop on oyster gardening for educators hosted by the Billion Oyster Project and the Harbor School. The Sunday morning event was held in a workshop space in Staten Island. In attendance were mostly elementary and middle school teachers...

April 15, 2014

After a week of intensive job shadowing and cultural exchange, the State Department’s  Economic Empowerment Fellows convened this March for four days of hands-on learning in one of the world’s most economically and socially dynamic nations: Costa Rica.

 

 

Fellows from Co...

March 26, 2014

On March 26, 2014, the Human Impacts Institute crew attended a rally at City Hall, where Council Members Brad Lander and Margaret Chin introduced a bill that is intended to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags. The legislation would impose a10 cent fee for every p...

March 22, 2014

For the second time in two years, the Human Impacts Institute (HII) was selected to participate in the State Department’s Professional Fellows Economic Empowerment Program.  Coordinated by the University of Connecticut’s Global Training and Development Institute, the p...

February 26, 2014

Last Friday, the Human Impacts Institute attended the NYC Green Groups Coalition’s quarterly meeting in order to discuss four key issues, namely:

1.   What did we accomplish in 2013? Legislative and regulatory achievements


2.   NYLCV (New York League of Conser...

February 20, 2014

Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosted a lively panel discussion on Tuesday February 18th, 2014, to examine the newly inaugurated New York mayor Bill DeBlasio. Highlighting the successes of the reign of Bloomberg in the area of sustainability and environmental imp...

January 16, 2014

As the polar vortex swept throughout New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo prepared to give the state of the state address for 2014. Speculations were high as to what the top priority would be, with talk of amending the state’s schools and education system, the consideration...

January 15, 2014

Though there is no shortage of interesting furniture pieces to capture one’s attention when walking into Environment Furniture in NYC’s Noho neighborhood. However, the real draw at the final event of Human Impacts Institute’s 10 Days of Climate Action 2013 was the insp...

January 15, 2014

During Human Impacts Institute’s 10 Days of Climate Action 2013, the National Arts Club (NAC) presented an evening event celebrating the creativity of East Berlin. The highlight of this event, housed in the beautiful and historic NAC headquarters in Gramercy, was a ru...

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