In June of 2015, I invited a group of climate experts and creatives (artists, performers, writers) in Marseille, France, to come together over wine and food to have a conversation about inspiration and how we can inspire more action on climate change.  It was an amazin...

June 2015 Launch of the Human Impact Stories program at the French Consulate, NYC

 

How do we inspire people to take climate action? What do we need to effectively communicate complex problems and solutions? And Who are the people leading the way in our communities? Im...

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...

June 29, 2015

 

What is ‘the climate’? Via Dictionary.com: “the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.” And that’s...

June 22, 2015

E=MC2. That is, Energy (in the form of dirt) = Much Composting. Or...something like that. Point is - there’s a lot of energy and movement in the world of NYC composting right now, and wanted our East River State Park Summer Series how to get in on the action!

 

So last T...

May 15, 2015

Human Impacts Institute is excited to have kicked-off its 2015 East River State Park Summer Series!

 

The fabulous folks from Brooklyn Day Hab came out to help take care of the East River State Park on the first “Tree Care Tuesdays” of the season. With input and advice f...

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...

March 22, 2015

On Saturday, March 14, the Human Impacts Institute held the last of four workshops on health, toxins, and consumer advocacy. The workshops were funded by generous grants from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Community Grants Program and Ro...

March 4, 2015

Did you know that the average U.S. home has 63 different kinds of synthetic chemicals (or about 10 gallons) in their home, many of which have never been tested for human health and safety? Or that about 300 of those synthetic chemicals have been found in the umbilical...

February 25, 2015

The Arctic conditions last Saturday did not deter several participants from attending the first of four Human Impact Institute (HII) workshops addressing the problem of toxins in our environment. Held at the McCarren Play Center in North Brooklyn, the first workshop fo...

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