POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020: Climate Action: Building the Future We Want
Co-hosted with the Athena Center for Leadership
A student design challenge tackling problems from the hyper local to the global, this hands-on workshop will help students develop the capacity to define a problem, develop a replicable collaborative process, and generate solutions. Application deadline has been extended! Apply here.
Sinking Cities: a four part series on the threat of climate change
Part 1: New York | Documentary Screening and Discussion | Diana Event Oval | Wednesday, April 15, 7:30pm
As the earth warms, sea levels rise and super-storms become more frequent and intense, many of the world’s major coastal cities may soon be under water. In the last five years alone, the United States has been hit with 83 hurricanes, devastating cities from New York to Houston.
Discover how New York City – overwhelmed in 2012 by Superstorm Sandy – has learned from that disaster, and must defend itself against rising seas and the next big storm. With 520 miles of shoreline and no coastal protection, engineers and urban planners are tackling the problem with urgency and creative engineering.
Peril & Promise, the public media initiative reporting on the human impact of climate change, scientific solutions and innovation in resilience, mitigation and clean energy, presented the four-part PBS documentary series, “Sinking Cities” in 2018.
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at sinkingcities-newyork.eventbrite.com
Rebear: A Change of Clothing
April 22, 11-3pm | Altschul Atrium
Barnard College's 4th annual Rebear Boutique is an interactive social and pedagogical experiment in changing the way we think about the clothes we wear. Members of the Barnard and Morningside Heights community will have a chance to shop for locally donated used clothes collected from Barnard students throughout the semester, and offered for sale in the Altschul Atrium. During the sale, shoppers can learn basic alterations and repairs at a mending station, and learn more about the social and environmental impacts of the apparel industry.
Buying used is one of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint - and build out a fabulous wardrobe, usually while saving money. While we develop ways to make new clothes more socially and environmentally sustainable, we also need to support local, circular economy models that acknowledge and maintain the value of the things we already have. Proceeds from Rebear will support Student Climate Action at Barnard College.