Climate Week NYC: Upcoming Virtual Talks on Climate Change

If you’re looking for any silver linings in this terrible time it’s that we may come out of it with a new set of priorities. Starting Monday, the city will host Climate Week NYC, with the hope that we begin to address in earnest what is becoming increasingly obvious. Learn more, and prepare for the future, at these upcoming talks around climate change, highlighted by appearances from Jane Fonda and the first female President of Ireland, Mary Robinson.

Image: DonkeyHotey/Flickr

Image: DonkeyHotey/Flickr

The Cooper Union will have a series of talks that run from Carbon Fictions: Rania Ghosn & Elisa Iturbe on Monday, September 21st to Future Harvests: Pamela Ronald, Raoul Adamchak & Emma Marris on Wednesday, September 23rd to Science for Liberation: Omar Gowayed & Kendra Krueger on Monday, September 28th to Ways of Seeing Green: Nick Lutsko, Michael Wang & Gillian Shaffer on Tuesday, September 29th.

As part of Zooming in on Nature, a series on the horticulture and wildlife of Green-Wood Cemetery, catch Confronting Climate Change: Green-Wood as Urban Grassland on Monday, September 21st. On Wednesday, September 23rd, the New School addresses Climate Justice in NYC: A Discussion with the NYC Panel on Climate Change and other EJ Leaders.

Going beyond the city, you can join the New York Society for Ethical Culture’s virtual Sunday platform as it looks at Advancing Environmental and Climate Justice: A Community Perspective on Sunday, September 27th. Jane Fonda will pay a virtual visit to Temple Emanu-El to present her new book, What Can I Do? My Path from Climate Despair to Action, on Thursday, October 1st.

Join Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson on Wednesday, September 23rd as she presents her new book All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. She’ll be visiting the Brooklyn Public Library virtually; on Tuesday, September 22nd the library’s Climate Reads continues with the Parable of the Sower with Lisa Lucas. To wrap your head around the science of climate change, connect with Think Olio on Wednesday, October 7th for a session on Our Changing Planet

Of course climate change touches everything, from politics to economics to design. For a literary perspective, you can join The Center for Fiction on Thursday, October 1st for Writing and Reading the Environment. For labor’s take,  join the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies on Thursday, October 1st for a COVID Pandemic, Climate Crisis, & the Need for a Resilience Workforce panel. On Thursday, September 24th, the first female President of Ireland, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Chair of The Elders Mary Robinson heads up a panel on Global Green New Deals. The New School spends Tuesday, September 22nd looking at Who Does Mapping Serve? GIS in Environmental Justice and Climate Change Research, Organizing and Action. Savor some chocolate (there’s an optional curated tasting flight) while becoming more aware of its environmental implications as the Museum of Food and Drink virtually hosts SAVE/SAVOR: How Our Choice of Chocolate Impacts Biodiversity and Social Justice on Thursday, September 24th.

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