A Weekend of Sustainability Events

December 09, 2011

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One of the best things about living in New York City is that we have such a thriving sustainability community. There's always all kinds of really exciting, interesting events going on, and this weekend is no exception:

  •  On Saturday at 3:00, SUPERFRONT is hosting a panel at the Queens Museum of Art called "Farming: The Right to the City." The panel will consider the ways that urban farming impacts a range of disciplines, from community organizing to local economics. A number of notable speakers will be presenting, including Winnie from the Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Group (who will also be screening a film) and Kubi Ackerman from Columbia University's Urban Design Lab. This is going to be an event you won't want to miss. Check out the website here.
  • There will be a rally at 5:00 on Saturday in Grand Central Station to protest Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's discontinuation of water to the town of Dimock, PA. Dimock's water supply was made undrinkable by hydrofracking, and until recently the state was delivering water to the town's residents. Corbett recently announced that he would be ceasing deliveries to Dimock. This is a clear human rights violation and we encourage you to join fellow protesters at Grand Central Station at 5:00 PM. Website here.
  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.