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Lawyers Climate Week: Lawyers for Climate Action Now Friday

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Lawyers Climate Week: Lawyers for Climate Action Now Friday

Lawyers, individually, and collectively as a profession, are uniquely positioned to advance public sector climate solutions. Protecting society from harm is the most fundamental purpose of law and government. Faced with clear evidence of impending harm, we as citizens and lawyers have a duty to speak out on the need for effective government action to prevent or mitigate such harm. Climate change is a current and impending harm.

Lawyers Climate Week: Law Firm Action Tuesday

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Lawyers Climate Week: Law Firm Action Tuesday

For Lawyers Climate Week, Call to the Bar is encouraging law firm action by introducing the Law Firm Sustainability Network and its resources for law offices to reduce their environmental impact. Dedicated to law firm sustainability, LFSN has sought to establish environmental sustainability as a key component of professional and corporate responsibility.

Cartographies of the Mind

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Cartographies of the Mind

Join us for the "Cartographies of the Mind" installation. "Cartographies of the Mind" is a participatory installation which visualizes the brain waves of viewers as they contemplate climate change, pollution, and their relationship to planet Earth. As the viewer's brain waves reflect thought patterns over a changing aesthetic spectrum, they become the agent for the creation of the art experience, revealing the multi-layered internal compositions of the landscape of the mind.

How to Build a Sustainable City

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How to Build a Sustainable City

Cities along the Mississippi River have experienced record flooding in 2019 and are increasingly vulnerable to severe storms, water pollution and drought. 

Rehabilitating the Sacred Jordan River

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Rehabilitating the Sacred Jordan River

Freshwater resources are dwindling and more frequent droughts are driving landscape changes. Water scarcity and climate change already contribute to conflicts between and within nations. In general, conflicts escalate as resources become more scarce. But what if it were the other way around? Waterkeeper groups on the Jordan River — including groups in Jordan, Israel, and Palestine — see the region’s increasing scarcity of fresh water as an opportunity to build bridges of peace—while protecting the environment and the climate.

Reshape Task Force - Climate Week NYC

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Reshape Task Force - Climate Week NYC

"It's the battle for our lives", says United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres about the fight against climate change. Climate change is the defining issue of our time and tackling it will require an urgent and unprecedented effort and mobilization from all sectors of society. The United Nations is calling on all leaders to come to New York on 23 September 2019 to participate in the UN Climate Action Summit and present their plans to enhance their national contributions to address climate change.

Climate Action Across the Atlantic

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Climate Action Across the Atlantic

We Are (All) Still In: Stepping Up Climate Action Across the Atlantic - A Business, City and Subnational Actor Reception, co-hosted by We Are Still In, Step Up Now, and The Guardian

Celebrate Broadway!

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Celebrate Broadway!

On September 21, we will be opening Broadway--to people, community, activity, and health. We will have community-oriented activities including hopscotch, jumping rope, hula hooping, lawn games a dance performance by Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance and Tai Chi class. We will also be engaging with the community around our campaign for a Reimagined Broadway.

Walk in the Park - SDGs in the Real World

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Walk in the Park - SDGs in the Real World

While they may seem formal and distant, examples of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are all around us. Join us in Sara D Roosevelt Park and use the self-guiding map (or join a tour) and visit the 17 SDG stations in the park’s northern end, including exemplary neighbors and community assets north of Delancey.

Putting Food on the Green New Deal Menu

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Putting Food on the Green New Deal Menu

Transforming the food system has great potential to reduce the carbon emissions that cause global warming, expand well-paid, clean energy jobs and reverse the twin public health crises of food insecurity and diet-related diseases. Additionally, adding an explicit focus on food in Green New Deal debates and agendas at the city, state, and federal level can engage wider, more diverse constituencies in persuading cautious politicians to overcome opposition from industries that oppose modifying the status quo.