Environment and the Brain Symposium
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Environment and the Brain Symposium

Committee Member and Environmental Justice Advocate, Karen Blondel, will be a speaker at this very important event,

Environment and the Brain Symposium
Our inaugural Environment and the Brain Symposium is taking place May 17–18, 2019. We are bringing together researchers across disciplines to foster new thinking about how environmental factors influence brain development across the lifespan.

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Red Hook Community Solar event
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Red Hook Community Solar event

Join us for an information session and discussion about community based solar and renewable energy plans for Red Hook. This event is part of a monthly series, Friday Collectives, hosted by Re.Gen.Cy in Red Hook, exploring how our local communities can become more regenerative and self-sufficient. While we are focusing on one region, we welcome non-local attendees to participate in the session.

Presentations from: Gita Nandan who will be discussing the feasibility study for the Red Hook Microgrid and Resilient Red Hook's current plants for community solar / RE:GEN:CY on different models of organizing community solar / and audience Q+A.

email resilientredhook@gmail.com with any questions.

beer and light snacks will be served.

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The Green New Deal LiveStream Party
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Green New Deal LiveStream Party

  • 153 Coffey Street Studios / RETI Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What would Red Hook look like with the Green New Deal?!

We're building the public support for the Green New Deal so that we can elect a candidate that champions it in 2020, make it law in 2021. Livestream watching parties will take place across the country in February in order to bring even more people into the fight and get everyone ready to move forward together.

Join us on Feb. 5 as we gather and push the fight for clean air + water and good jobs for every single person across the country. We need everyone to take action to show our legislators that we're serious about climate and they need to be too.

Hosted in partnership with the RETI Center and 153 Coffey Street Studios. JOIN US! Make your voice heard. Open to the public.

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APA NY Encouraging Community Driven Hazard Mitigation Projects
Nov
16
4:30 PM16:30

APA NY Encouraging Community Driven Hazard Mitigation Projects

APA NY Metro Chapter Conference, register
Hazard Mitigation reduces or eliminates long-term risk to people and property from a hazard event. While hazard mitigation planning often takes a citywide approach, how do we create more community-driven processes to identify and implement hazard mitigation projects?

Moderator: Lisa Blake, Recovery and Mitigation Specialist, NYC Emergency Management

Panelists: Melissa Umberger, Deputy Director of Hazard Mitigation, NYC Emergency Management; Frank Ruchala, Deputy Director of Zoning Division, NYC Department of City Planning; Gita Nandan, Chair, Resilient Red Hook; Greta Byrum, Co-Director, Digital Equity Laboratory, The New School

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Town + Gown
Oct
31
9:00 AM09:00

Town + Gown

This symposium event is the next in a continuing series of design-related events in Town+Gown (see https://www1.nyc.gov/site/ddc/about/town-gown-archives.page#symposia) and is intended to accelerate the action research cycle by using a new format that involves a brief academic framing presentation and working group break-out sessions each focusing on issues identified in the framing session to tease out what we know, what we don’t know and what we need to know in a way that engages the academic community to help provide specific research addressing research gaps. Resilient Red Hook is excited to be included in the event, presenting Where’s the Data?!

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Climate Solutions for Affordable Housing in NYC - Climate Week NYC
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Climate Solutions for Affordable Housing in NYC - Climate Week NYC

Karen Blondel, a Resilient Red Hook committee member is speaking during Climate Week. Join us!

Buildings are the source of approximately 70% of New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions, and constitute a significant opportunity for emissions reductions. How do we achieve these reductions in a manner that is equitable, inclusive, and that maintains affordability?

Join us for a conversation with environmental justice advocates, the Mayor’s office, and others, as we explore the successes and challenges in efforts to decarbonize and increase the resilience of the building sector, particularly with respect to housing that serves low-income populations in New York City.

Speakers:

  • Kartik Amarnath, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance

  • Karen Blondel, 5th Avenue Committee

  • Sandhya Murali, Solstice

  • Aaron Ordower, NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

  • Stephan Roundtree, WeACT

Moderated by Shiva Prakash, NY Lawyers for the Public Interest.

This event is hosted by the NYC Climate Action Alliance and the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute and sponsored by the Fordham Social Innovation Collaboratory. This is a Climate Week NYC 2018 affiliate event. All are welcome.

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NYC and Copenhagen: Advancing Local Climate Resilience through International Collaboration
Sep
25
8:30 AM08:30

NYC and Copenhagen: Advancing Local Climate Resilience through International Collaboration

  • Danish Clean Tech Hub / Center for Architecture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As big fans of Alan Cohn, of the DEP, we are excited to see more insight into the cloud burst project and partnership with the Danes.

This breakfast panel will present and discuss findings and outcomes of the 3-year official city-to-city collaboration between New York City and Copenhagen on Heavy Rainfall (Cloudburst) Management and Climate Adaptation, as well as other successful city-to-city collaborations.    

 FEATURED SPEAKERS

Alan Cohn // Managing Director, Integrated Water Management // NYC Department of Environmental Protection  

Lykke Leonardsen // Head of Programme for Resilient and Sustainable Solutions // Copenhagen Municipality

Cynthia Rosenzweig // Co-Chair of the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC), Professor at Barnard College, Senior Research Scientist at The Earth Institute, Columbia University.

Mandy Ikert // Director of Water and Adaption // C40

Phetmano Phannavong // DC Floodplain Manager // Department of Energy and Environment, Government of the District of Columbia

Susanne DesRoches // Deputy Director Infrastructure & Energy // NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency

Trine Munk // Project Manager // Ramboll

Julia Rockwell // Climate Change Adaptation Program Manager // Philadelphia Water Department

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New School Year, Same Dirty Buses: A Town Hall on Air Quality
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

New School Year, Same Dirty Buses: A Town Hall on Air Quality

Adam Armstrong has been leading the charge on behalf of Red Hook to fight for clean air and clean electric non-polluting technologies in our transportation systems. He will be joining the panel on Monday Sept 24th with the New York League of Conservation Voters, to push for electrifying our school bus fleets.

They’re big, they’re yellow and they’re polluting our air. School buses are the largest form of mass transit in the United States, and they desperately need an upgrade. Emissions from diesel school buses are linked to asthma, chronic respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, cancers, and even higher mortality rates. No one should have to breathe in dangerous pollutants while riding the bus, especially when cleaner, safer alternatives, such as all-electric school buses, are available.

Join us at our town hall as we head back to school and learn about the need for better busing from our diverse panel of speakers. We’re bringing together experts and local activists to discuss the impact of diesel school buses and explore pathways to going electric. 

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Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice: Now is the Time for Action!!
Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice: Now is the Time for Action!!

On September 8th, after months of organizing and movement-building, the Peoples Climate Movement will bring tens of thousands of people across the country into the streets, town halls, and community forums. Joined by partners around the world, we will demand bold action on climate, jobs, and justice. Those demands will determine the future of our movement - and our world - for years to come.

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Community Organizing for Climate Change in Red Hook
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Community Organizing for Climate Change in Red Hook

Thu, Jul 26, 6:30 pm
$5 / Free for Members

The urgency of climate change has charged some coastal neighborhoods to mount their own initiatives to tackle rising seas and intensifying storms. With Red Hook as a case study, we’ll explore the potential of community organizing to prioritize environmental justice and preserve unique ecosystems, and the limits of local activism in the face of global climatic shifts requiring massive infrastructure interventions. Associate director of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at SUNY Stony Brook Christine O'Connell moderates a discussion with Waterfront Alliance President and CEO Roland Lewis, Fifth Avenue Committee environmental organizer Karen Blondel, and architect, co-chair of Resilient Red Hook, Gita Nandan.

Presented in connection with the exhibition Waterfront, http://brooklynhistory.org/dumbo/
 

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Red Hook Recreation Area EPA Remediation - Community Update Meeting
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Red Hook Recreation Area EPA Remediation - Community Update Meeting

Join NYC Parks for an update on the construction and remediation at the Red Hook Recreation Area. 

CLEANUP TO START AT BALL FIELDS 5-8 The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) will be cleaning up Red Hook Park Ball Fields 5-8 and 9, under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) oversight. Some of the soil on these fields is contaminated with lead from a historic secondary lead smelting facility known as the Columbia Smelting and Refining Works (Columbia) facility.  

Learn more! RSVP to (718) 965-8998 or BKspecialevents@parks.nyc.gov

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