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We use arts and culture to inspire environmental action for social good.


INSPIRE more people
Our Creative Communication programs communicate tough social and environmental topics in creative ways through arts and culture.
Learn through ACTion
Our Learning-By-Doing programs develop your leadership skills through real-life problem solving and community service.  
SHARE resources
Our Curated Actions programs create unique opportunities for you to implement and share your ideas, expertise, and solutions.

Think Like a Kid


We are excited to share our newest film, Think Like a Kid,  a series of interviews between children and climate leaders from around the world! These kids sat down to ask the adults questions about their experience, but you will be surprised at what we found! 


Help us make more videos like this by subscribing to our YouTube channel. If we reach +1,000 subscribers we will have the opportunity to use the YouTube Space in NYC to create more inspirational videos like this! Click the button below to subscribe today! Thank you for your support!

Link to Human Impacts Institute YouTube channel
Link to Human Impacts Institute YouTube channel
Link to Human Impacts Institute YouTube channel

Eco-Salon: Animal Love Edition w/Nate and Hila

Join us and our 2019 artists-in-residence Nate and Hila for a night in appreciation of all of the crazy love that the animal kingdom has to offer. Help support our 2020 eco-arts programming and celebrate love that would do Animal Planet proud.

Thursday, February 13th

6:30 Doors 7:30 Show

FourFiveSix, 199 Richardson Street, Brooklyn, NY

Nate and Hila are a duo of emcees / writers / performers, who combine elements of Hip-Hop, comedy and performance art to explore and educate about ecology, sexuality and other socio-political topics.

NYC Climate Heroes Nominations now open!

Do you know an outstanding New Yorker who is leading on climate action in amazing and innovative ways?  We want to know about them!  Submit your NYC Climate Heroes nominations by 11:59 PM Eastern on Monday, February 24th.

The Human Impacts Institute and the NYC Department of Transportation are looking for New York City's most impactful leaders on addressing the climate crisis in our City.  We are looking for activists, scientists, artists, policymakers, educators--anyone who is helping our City become more climate smart and helping our communities be more resilient to climate impacts. Anyone is eligible and we are particularly excited about elevating the work of people working in our frontline communities, women, youth, and POC.  

Human Rights Zine Workshop w/ARTE

Join us and our 2020 artists-in-residence ARTE for the last of their Human Rights Zine Workshops at the HII Hub.   Explore the art of making zines and deepen your understanding of how to advocate creatively for human rights.


Saturday, February 8th


HII Hub at the Williamsburg Public Library, Bottom floor classroom

240 Division Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Tax Workshop for Freelance Musicians, Artists and other Creative Professionals!

Join us and our 2019 artists-in-residence The Sound Mind Collective  to discuss everyone’s FAVORITE topic: TAXES. Attendees will walk away with access to online expense tracking documents, a financial planning calendar, and a multitude of other resources to help you navigate!


Thursday, February 13th


HII Hub at the Williamsburg Public Library, Bottom floor classroom

240 Division Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Global Climate sHeroes

We are so proud to have featured the stories of 12 amazing women from the Global South who are leading on climate in diverse ways at both the UN and at the COP25 climate negotiations in Madrid, Spain.  

See all of our Global Climate sHeroes featured in El Pais>>

We are now accepting applications for rewarding internships starting in February. Want to join our creative crew and make a positive human impact? Check out the positions that are available and submit your best today! 

Chief Operating Officer

The Human Impacts Institute is currently seeking a pro bono, volunteer Chief Operating Officer (“COO”)  for a 10 hour weekly commitment. The ideal candidate is interested in contributing their time to a growing organization and to have a role that extends beyond a Board Member to a hands-on business partner and advisor for the team.

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