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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 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...

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...

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...

August 7, 2014

This past Friday, The Human Impacts Institute held our Native Species Planting Day in East River State Park. We planting a range of plants that once naturally thrived in the New York City area; including switch grass, beach grass, blueberry bushes, plum trees, black-ey...

July 15, 2014

 

This past Saturday, July 12, The Human Impacts Institute Crew trekked over the Hudson River to Hoboken, New Jersey to attend City of Water Day. This year the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance held Hoboken’s first City of Water Day, along with the annual celebration...

June 17, 2014

This past Saturday the Human Impacts Institute (HII) collaborated with the Billion Oysters Project at the East River State Park to let the public know about our little friends in the water that have a huge impact - oysters!

 

 

Just a few facts on the oysters of New York...

May 2, 2014

Sunday, April 27th  was an especially exciting day for the HII crew. We hosted our first ever bike tour along the North Brooklyn Waterfront from Brooklyn Bridge Park to the Newtown Creek Nature Walk in Greenpoint. It was a really fun group, with 15 bikers and 5 speaker...

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