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March 3, 2016

 

 

Of all the things that come to mind when you hear the word ‘lawyer’ ‘great with kids’ is probably not one of them. And I would agree with you, given that I am a lawyer and years of reading judicial opinions and excessive use of phrases like ‘see supra’ and ‘in summat...

November 17, 2015

 

We are very glad at the opportunity to post this article, written by Iris Malfetano of the Aspen Institute as part of her participation in the inaugural "Aspen On the Ground" program. 

 

Iris was critical in the development and implementation of our recent You...

November 13, 2015

Although we had to say goodbye to our ten youth leaders from the Green School in Williamsburg (a description of the graduation celebration can be found here), we managed to pack a lot into the six weeks of our program (funded by the NYSDEC's Environmental Justice Commu...

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...

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,...

July 20, 2015

When Ashley Herbolich, Conservation Educator at the Wildlife Conservation Society (and former Human Impacts Institute intern) called us up back in April and asked if we would be interested in leading a workshop for WCS’ summer intensive, we were bugging out at the chan...

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...

January 8, 2014

That was the main focus of the first day of the 2013 Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations. Age is but a number but passion exceeds all obstacles. Don’t let age stop you from working on your goals. It may be intimidating to be a young person with goals of helping...

August 13, 2013

With most of us not living in proximity to our environmental degradation, local environmental issues are often out of sight and out of mind. The Human Impacts Institute (HII) crew thus took the Grand Street Business Improvement District Block Party as an opportunity to...

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