Climate Action Week @ The New School

The New School demonstrates our commitment to climate action and our solidarity with people converging on New York City for the historic People’s Climate March on September 21 with a week-long series of events focused on climate change. As a leader and official endorser of the March, The New School’s Climate Action Week includes a diverse set of programming directed towards the university and wider community for enriched learning and engagement opportunities, scholarship, innovation and creativity, solidarity and collective action, and highlighting New School’s values around climate justice and action. 

 

Be sure to use #TNSClimateAction on all related social media posts! Click here for the story of climate action at The New School, as told by social media. 

 

Climate Action Week is co-sponsored by the New School for Public Engagement, the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban PolicyParsons The New School For Design, the Tishman Environment and Design Center, and the Sustainable Cities Club.

 

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Schedule of Events

Sunday, September 7, 2014

SOLD OUT Climate Action Week Preview: Film Premiere of Disruption

Photos: Film Premier and Panel Discussion

Media Coverage: Grist: Climate film gets activists pumped for NYC march

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center (note new address) 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10011

Climate Action Week at The New School kicks off with the premiere of the climate change documentary Disruption. In addition to the premiere screening in Tishman Auditorium, the film will be viewed simultaneously across the country through a choreographed nationwide watch-party release supported by a coallition of more than 600 advocacy groups. Click here for full event description. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tour of University Center Sustainability Features

University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Tour the University Center with Thomas Whalen, Director of Facilities Management, and Katherine Perkins, Assistant Director for Environmental Health & Safety, to learn about the various sustainable features of the new University Center. Click here for full event description.

Thinking Inside Out: How Cities Contribute to Solving Global Problems

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

 

The New School, UN Habitat, The Observatory on Latin America and the Penn Institute for Urban Research invites you to participate in Thinking Inside Out: How Cities Contribute to Solving Global ProblemsClick here for full event description.

Reporting on Climate Change: A Workshop for Journalists

Klein Conference Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall66 West 12th Street, Room A510 New York, NY 10011

Feet in 2 Worlds, a media project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School, is offering a free workshop to journalists who serve immigrant communities to assist them in covering issues related to climate change and environmental sustainability. Click here for full event description.

350.org Climate Ambassadors Symposium

Video: On the Rise: Global and Local Front-line Communities and the Climate Crisis

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

This event co-hosted with 350.org will feature “Climate Ambassadors”, who together have over a century of experience in fighting climate change in Turkey, Peru, Senegal, Poland, Argentina, India, Philippines, and the Pacific Islands. The ambassadors all have deeply compelling stories, strong presentation skills, and the ability to tailor message by issue, region, or global areas of interest. Click here for full event description.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Building Product Ecosystems | Launching a Framework for Progress

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center (note new address) 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10011

Building Product Ecosystems is a collaboration initiated by The Durst Organization, in partnership with The New School and the City University of New York, to optimize the health of construction product ecosystems through material research and innovation, process improvements, policy/code evolution, and accessible education. Click here for full event description.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 

SOLD OUT: “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate” Naomi Klein Book Launch

Video: Public Programs Express: Naomi Klein

Video: This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center (note new address) 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10011

In This Changes Everything, her first new book in seven years, Naomi Klein, author of the global #1 bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. Click here for full event description.

Friday, September 19, 2014

New School Pop Up Awareness Kiosk Workshops

Photos: Climate Week Popup Workshops

Video: Climate Week Popup Workshops

Media Coverage: MSNBC: The Climate Change Generation Finds Its Voice

Union Square Green Market

Two studios led by Instructors Dan Michalik and Jeremy Barbour in the Parsons School of Constructed Environments will merge their skills in scalable systems and material fabrication to create a temporary environment. Throughout the day, New School faculty and staff will also conduct brief instructional workshops focusing on topics including food systems, and the green economy.  Click here for full event description.

“Disruption” Encore Screening

Photos: Q&A with the Directors

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Invite your friends to the movie, introduce them to the movement:

Climate Action Week continues with a special encore screening of the documentary Disruption followed by a brief Q&A with filmmakers Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott of PF Pictures. Click here for full event description.

The New School for Public Engagement Volunteer Weekend: Lead, Connect, Change

Times and locations vary, Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20

Join the New School for Public Engagement community and spend a day volunteering in the Greater New York City area!  Projects include working at the St. Peter’s Chelsea Food Pantry, the Battery Urban Farm and the Sanctuary for Families. This bi-annual, two-day, student-ledevent offers students, faculty, staff and alumni of The New School for Public Engagement (NSPE) fun opportunities to volunteer with nonprofit organizations all over New York City.  Visit the website address above for more information. Open to the NSPE community only.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 

Climate and Community Resilience Workshop

Dorothy Hirshon Suite 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

This event hosted by Breakthrough Communities combines Climate Week/Community Resilience work with the launch of two new publications– The Earth, The City, and The Hidden Narrative of Race by Carl Anthony (pub. date TBD) and Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty, 20th Anniv. edition, by M. Paloma Pavel with a foreword by Desmond Tutu (pub. date September 2014, New Village Press).

Climate Action Rally

Photos: Climate Action Rally

Video: Kick Off to the Climate March

The Courtyard at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

The Climate Action Rally is an opportunity for the New School community to come together as we prepare to participate in the People’s Climate March.The day will include: film screenings, panel discussions, appearance by Gnarles the narwhal, sign making and construction, “Why I’m Marching” photo booth, and a rally with leaders of the People’s Climate Mobilization. Click here for full event description. Click here for full event description.

“The Carbon Foodprint”: How the New School is Reducing its Impact

Lang Cafe, Eugene Lang College 65 West 11th Street New York, NY 10011

Learn about food sustainability initiatives at The New School as well as how individuals can reduce their climate impact through an interactive discussion lead by Ed Verdi, Senior Director of Business Operations, and Jessica Roberts, Director of Dining. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. Click here for full event description.

“Urban Farmers” Documentary Screening and Discussion

Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall , 510 66 West 12th Street , New York, NY 10011

“Urban Farmers,” a documentary by New School alumna Rachel Caccese, will be screened followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. The documentary was crowd-source funded on indiegogo and profiles agriculture in New York City and those providing urban communities with fresh and local produce. The film features New School faculty as they engage with the city’s food issues. The discussion panel will include Rachel and Nick Caccese and will be followed by a Q&A session. Click here for full event description.

Rally Address from Dean Michelle DePass with Bill McKibben and Chip Giller

Video: Rally Address

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org will give a brief address to build excitement heading into The People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21st. Click here for full event description.

#FRACK OFF: Indigenous Women Leading Media Campaigns to Defend our Climate 

Video

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

This event features activists Shelley A. YoungKandi MossetElle Maija Tailfeathers, and Ellen Gabriel who will discuss high-profile media campaigns by indigenous groups in Canada and the United States that protest the oil and fracking industries and the ongoing governmental violations of Tribal sovereignty and treaty rights. Click here for full event description.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The New School Marches at the People’s Climate March

Photos: Marching For Climate Justice

Video: People’s Climate March

Media Coverage: International Business Times: People’s Climate Change March NYC: Diverse Coalition Of Activists Demands Action On Climate Change

Meet at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Join the largest climate march in history on September 21. As world leaders come to New York City for a UN summit, it is our turn to demand a world where the economy and the environment coexist to create a cleaner planet, and healthier communities. Click here for full event description.

Monday, September 22, 2014

People’s Climate Justice Summit Livestream and Workshops

Photos: People’s Climate Justice Summit

Video: People’s Tribunal – Corporate Root Causes to Climate Change

Video: People’s Tribunal – Regional Perspectives and Impacts

Video: The People Face the Tribunal

Video: False Promises: Carbon as a Solution

Video: False Promises: Biz As Usual – Extraction Continues and Expands

Video: Judges’ Responses

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

The Climate Justice Alliance, including the Indigenous Environmental Network and other allies, are planning a People’s Climate Justice Summit concurrent to the Climate Leaders Assembly convened by the UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon in New York City this September. The Summit delegates will convene at the UN Church Center, directly across the street from the UN, and the proceedings will be livestreamed for public viewing at The New School. Click here for full event description.

Making Cities3: Innovation, Incubation, Inclusion Conference

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall55 West 13th Street, Room I202, New York, NY 10011

The Design and Development Symposium, Making Cities3: Innovation, Incubation, Inclusion, is part of a three year long research project between the Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok), University of Buenos Aires and the New School and will focus on three cities: Bangkok, Buenos Aires and New York through a multidisciplinary approach. Click here for full event description.

Climate Justice Leadership Panel: An Indigenous Worldview

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Following the People’s Climate Justice Summit Livestream, a panel of Summit delegates and leaders from frontline communities will convene at The New School in a moderated discussion about the ways in which low income communities, communities of color, and indigenous communities are affected by, and responding to, climate change. The panel will also examine the opportunities for bridging local and global action and the dialogues occurring both inside and outside the UN framework for climate justice. Click here for full event description.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

People’s Climate Justice Summit Livestream and Workshops

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center (note new address) 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10011

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

The Climate Justice Alliance, including the Indigenous Environmental Network and other allies, are planning a People’s Climate Justice Summit concurrent to the Climate Leaders Assembly convened by the UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon in New York City this September. The Summit delegates will convene at the UN Church Center, directly across the street from the UN, and the proceedings will be livestreamed for public viewing at The New School. Click here for full event description.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Making Cities3: Innovation, Incubation, Inclusion Dean’s Panel

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall55 West 13th Street, Room I202, New York, NY 10011

The Design and Development Symposium, Making Cities3: Innovation, Incubation, Inclusion, is part of a three year research project between the Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok), University of Buenos Aires and the New School and will focus on three cities: Bangkok, Buenos Aires and New York through a multidisciplinary approach. Click here for full event description.