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Embroidery + Beading Workshop

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Embroidery + Beading Workshop

This very creative workshop will be led by a real embroidery master: Huma has been hand stitching as a hobby since she was 6 years old! You will be encouraged to let yourself loose while turning your dress, shirt, jacket or coat into a work of art. Please bring your own article of clothing you wish to transform. Needles, frames and all haberdasheries such as beads, sequins and yarns from our archives will be provided.

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.

Built Environment Symposium

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Built Environment Symposium

Please join AECOM and the New York Building Congress with Knowledge Partner McKinsey & Company for a series of panel discussions on climate change adaptation and resiliency strategies.

Topics include Battery Park City Coastal Resiliency: Systemically Reducing Risk in Lower Manhattan; Water Reclamation and Reuse Innovation: Preserving a Precious Resource; New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act: Significantly Reducing Building Emissions; and The Role of Equity in Resilience Investment and Planning.

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Climate Crisis, Land Use & Human Rights

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Climate Crisis, Land Use & Human Rights

On September 27th, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Landesa, and Wake Forest Law School will be hosting a day-long conference on the intersection between land use, the climate crisis and clean energy transition, and human rights.

Building Sustainable Tourism Together

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Building Sustainable Tourism Together

This fall, the world’s leading minds on climate action will come together for Climate Week NYC. On September 27, the Javits Center will become The Nest, hosting a series of conferences dedicated to cutting-edge sustainable practices for the tourism and transportation industries.

Pressed for Time: Plants & Climate Change

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Pressed for Time: Plants & Climate Change

Herbarium Open House

Explore ways that scientists use plants to study climate change during a behind-the-scenes visit to the Steere Herbarium, one of the largest collections of specimens that have recorded plant life on our planet for the past 300 years.

Survival Instincts: Living Fossils

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Survival Instincts: Living Fossils

Survival Instincts: Living Fossils & Other Extreme Plants Plant Research Lab Tour

Get a rare behind-the-scenes look at NYBG’s state-of-the-art laboratory and meet some of the scientists who lead teams studying DNA and genomes in order to understand plant diversity at the most fundamental level. Highlighted research projects include Living fossils, aimed at understanding plant lineages that have survived for hundreds of millions of years, and EvoNet, which seeks to explain how plants survive in extreme climates.

Included with All-Garden Pass Admission.

Brazilian Biodiversity: Assessing Threats

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Brazilian Biodiversity: Assessing Threats

A Conversation with Garden Scientist Fabián Michelangeli, Ph.D.

The Atlantic Coastal Forest of Brazil is recognized as one of Earth’s biodiversity hotspots. Nearly half of the plants growing there are found nowhere else—and many of them are in danger of extinction, primarily from human activities. Garden scientist Dr. Fabián Michelangeli discusses his long-term research efforts to understand the relationships among climate, geography, and plant diversity in the region, and relate this information to broader patterns of plant diversity in South America.