New York Plays Host to the Biggest Climate Week in the World
September 4, 2019–New York, NY – New Yorkers are encouraged to embrace their inner activist as Climate Week NYC returns to the city this fall. With over 150 events currently registered (and growing) to take place between September 23rd to 29th, ranging from film screenings and panel discussions to nature walks and theatre shows, the week promises to inspire communities, business leaders, youth groups, and individuals to join the global conversation on climate change and take action.
Led by international non-profit The Climate Group, this year’s event will be run in coordination with the United Nations and the City of New York, and in parallel with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit. Events will be categorized into eleven different thematic areas to align with the UN’s summit, including a new Youth and Activism strand, in partnership with international advocacy organization Global Citizen, reflecting the global leadership and influence of young people on climate action. Other program strands include Health Equality and Justice, Sustainable Travel and Leisure and Clean Transport, Buildings and Infrastructure.
Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group, said: “With over 150 events set to take place this year, New York is set to transform into a thriving hub of climate action. There is no better time and place for members of the local and global community to come together and collaborate on new solutions, and discuss how to do more.”
Highlights of Climate Week NYC 2019 include:
Eat for Climate Week is about the climate benefits of shifting to a more plant-rich diet. In celebration of Climate Week NYC, restaurants all over New York City will be showcasing delicious and climate-friendly dishes. Be sure to stop by one of the many participating restaurants!
Take a dive into a virtual ocean in Times Square, where you travel through the Pacific to see, hear and feel its greatest wonders – all without getting wet!
A week-long series of events hosted at venues around the city highlighting the breadth of approaches to urban food system innovation found in New York – considered by many as the global capital of urban farming.
A nationally acclaimed performance that imagines dancers as melting polar ice caps and brings the arctic environment alive.
An exhibition by the Climate Museum inspired by the new wave of youth leadership on climate, with interactive installations on clean energy and transition to a carbon-free economy and culture.
Taking place at the New York Comedy Club featuring Chuck Nice and other comedians, sketch comedy, and a musical performance by prolific rap artist Baba Brinkman.
An award-winning documentary on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet that will screen in 100+ cities across the United States.
Join this all-star panel of climate-minded winter sports professionals for a discussion on how sports can play an important role in climate action.
A one-day expo showcasing 50 start-ups that operate with sustainable supply chains, give-back models, and social benefit at their core. As a cross between a shopping bazaar, museum, and celebration, the event will include live music, live art, zero-waste catering, guest speakers and immersive VR/AR storytelling.
An interactive teaching market with vendors, speakers and partners with a focus on teaching guests what they can do to make a difference and reduce food waste.
Step onto the sand at Brooklyn Bridge Beach for kid friendly, hands on activities that reveal how our local waters can be measured for climate change.
For a full list of events, view our calendar.
*Climate Week NYC has partnered with NYC & Company for the Sustainable Travel and Leisure program.
Contact: Ming Liu, Mliu@theclimategroup.org