Four Hot Events to Check Out for 2022 Climate Week
Climate Week is coming, which means world leaders will descend on the United Nations building to talk all things related to the environment and energy production. While you probably weren’t invited to the Midtown U.N. building, you can still celebrate the week — and learn something new about the climate crisis — at Lower Manhattan’s Climate Week events.
From a forum on how art can help communicate science to a tour of Hudson-adjacent nature, you’ve got lots of options that’ll generate some heat for addressing the crisis.
Learn How Denmark Respects the Sea
A historic, steel-hulled, three-masted, full-rigged ship is coming to the Seaport from Denmark, and you can tour it for free.
Visitors are welcome aboard the Danmark from September 16–25, and free tours are available on September 23 and September 24. In the spirit of Climate Week, you can learn about the relationship between the United States and Denmark on the ship used to train young sailors — and whose Nordic denizens have a strong bond with the sea. The ship is meant to inspire conversation about innovation and sustainable climate solutions. More info and reservations can be found here.
Where Art Meets Climate
Climate, art and science collide on the tall ship Wavertree at the South Street Seaport Museum for a panel discussion on a crucial intersection of the climate crisis. The free event on September 21 will explore how art can help translate science for the masses and inspire action. The panel will look at how artists can collaborate with scientists to support each other’s work, what areas of research could be rich for creative exploration, and more.
The panel will feature artists Matthew López-Jensen, Mary Mattingly, Edrex Fontanilla and Sarah Nelson Wright, joined by science educator Kendra Krueger. The panel will be moderated by Cortney Koenig Worrall, CEO of the Waterfront Alliance. Register here.
Invest for a Greener Future
Can a climate catastrophe be avoided by rapid investment in companies that reduce greenhouse emissions? That’s the question at the center of the “Investing in the Era of Climate Change” panel from the Museum of American Finance on September 20. The free discussion, led by author and educator Bruce Usher, will talk about how investors are abandoning fossil-fuel companies and other polluters and focusing on businesses that offer climate solutions. Register for the event here.
Take a Nature Walk
You ever walk through Battery Park City and wonder what plants you’re actually looking at? Find out on September 19 at noon with a nature walk through the neighborhood with Battery Park City Authority naturalists. They will take visitors on a tour of the flora and fauna of Battery Park City and revel in the autumn changes in the landscape of the Hudson-side setting. More details here.
UPDATE, Monday, September 19: The Elizabeth Fast Ferry has added a networking event for Friday, September 23: “The Elizabeth Fast Ferry, a new ferry running on biofuel and serving Lower Manhattan, will present its climate-neutral mission during Climate Week NYC,” reads the invite, scheduled for 7 p.m. “Join this ride with a community of like-minded individuals from the public and private sector, key players in driving action on climate change.”
photo: Keeyahtay LewisTags: climate week, seaport