Events & Opportunities


NYCore October Meeting: The Educator’s Role in Disrupting Anti-Blackness (October 21)

Urban Food Policy Forum: Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice in NYC

Part 2:DOE Sustainability Series
Sims Municipal Recycling
Date: December 1, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: 472 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Part 2 in a 4 part series for teachers, Sustainability Coordinators, Custodial Engineers, and administration. The series takes you on a tour of some of New York City’s most unique environmental landmarks. Learn about waste diversion, recycling, water treatment, landfill reclamation and composting; meet with DOE’s Zero Waste team; and learn how to make your school more sustainable!

Part 3: Newtown Creet Wastewater Treatment Plant, February 2, 5-6:30pm
Part 4: Freshkills Park, April 9, 1-3pm

Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP: DOE Sustainability Series

Panel: Lessons of Climate Resilience in NYC
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:00pm – 7:15pm
Columbia University, Low Library Rotunda

What can cities do to better prepare and protect from the impacts of extreme weather? How is resiliency funded and implemented at the local level? What does the latest scientific research tell us about our ability to prepare for these types of events? Join the Earth Institute <; and the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program <; for a panel on Lessons of Climate Resilience in New York City. Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen will moderate this lively discussion, featuring:

· Curtis Cravens, New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency

· George Deodatis, Columbia University’s Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

· Kate Orff, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation

· Adam Sobel, Columbia Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate
This event is free and open to the public, and a wine and beer reception will follow the panel. RSVP is required here.  Please note that this event will be recorded and made available on the Earth Institute’s website.


NYC DOE Sustainability plan and coordinator designation: October 28th deadline

EE News (a whole bunch of great stuff – consider subscribing to this newsletter)

Rethinking Schools Seeking articles for science issue

Science Skills Center HS in Bklyn will be hosting a Week of Social & Political action from 10/31-11/7.We are looking for participants of all types – folks to lead workshops, sit on panels, run circles, etc. Most sessions will be 45-minute blocks between 11am-2pm, but we will reserve time after 3pm for longer workshops/activities. Both single-serving workshops or a series are great! Please share within your networks, and contact nicole@sweetriverconsulting for more info. Thank you!

Environmental Justice Action Blog for young environmental leaders –submit your stories

Food Network is looking for the most talented kid chefs around the country who have what it takes to compete on Chopped Junior! Does your kid/teen cook like a professional chef? We are in search of young culinary masterminds between the ages of 9 and 13 who have what it takes to compete! If your child is a culinary prodigy that can take the heat in the kitchen and the competition, we want to hear from you! For more information and how to apply, please visit our website at If you have any questions or require further information, please email us at .

Roots and Shoots U.S. National Leadership Council

Teaching NYC Climate Change and Adaptive Design

BSCS Three-Dimensional Teaching and Learning for Middle School Science (3DMSS), an NSF-funded unit on body systems with professional development for teachers. 3DMSS, developed in collaboration with Oregon Public Broadcasting, incorporates:
an emphasis on using evidence to construct an understanding of disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts video-based lesson analysis professional development
rich media experiences to promote understanding of difficult concepts

Field-test teachers are critical in helping us design and improve programs like 3DMSS.
The field test runs September 2017 to December 2018. Teachers will receive a $2,000 stipend over the two academic years for their participation. If you are interested in being a field-test teacher, visit for more information and to apply online. Deadline: Dec. 2, 2016. Questions? Please contact Jon Adams at

NFSN Feedback Requested

A key resource for the National Farm to School Network (NFSN) and farm to school stakeholders across the country is the Benefits of Farm to School fact sheet, which can be used for everything from advocacy to fundraising to strategic partnership development. NFSN is planning to update this resource in 2017, so we’re asking you to send us any farm to school and farm to early care and education research and studies you know about that are not already included in the fact sheet. Please send your suggested additions for the fact sheet to NFSN Farm to School and Education Fellow Ariel Bernstein at

Fellowship for Utopian Practice, call for proposals, deadline Oct. 31

Applications due October 31st by 11:59PM.  See our guidelines to learn about what the Fellowship includes, as well as applicant eligibility and application requirements. Artists and other creative professionals are encouraged to apply with ideas for projects that expand their practice beyond its traditional boundaries. The Fellowship for Utopian Practice is a process-based fellowship, and Culture Push will help Fellows develop big ideas that have real world applications.

We are looking for highly interactive projects that engage the public and push the boundaries of how art can exist in the world. The Fellows will have a year-long tenure that begins in the late Fall of 2016, and will receive logistical, institutional and financial support as well as mentorship and help with strategic planning.

This is the fifth year of the Fellowship for Utopian Practice. The Fellowship was started in 2012 and provides an opportunity for artists and other professionals to experiment with new forms of civic and social engagement. In the past four years Culture Push has supported twenty-three projects that explore many different subjects, such as: the reciprical relationship between native Brooklyn plants and urban-dwelling humans, the architecture and choreography of civil resistance, the legacy of black female authors, choreographed movement as a tool for creating solidarity with incarcerated individuals, public access and redesign of NYC waterways, and accessible forms of sustainability.

Visit our website to see more about past Fellows’ projects
Questions? Contact us at;


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