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Governors Island Science, Art Exhibition, and Lecture Series

From: ~Kathy~
Sent on: Monday, July 7, 2008 10:37 PM
This sounds like a great meetup idea! June 28th lecture was right up my ally and I missed it, arrgh! I do remediation of contaminated sites as well.

Meanwhile for the people who just wants to attend the various lectures, the dates and lecture topics are listed below.

Carina Molnar <[address removed]> wrote:
From: Carina Molnar <[address removed]


I just joined the group and saw that you had sent out an
article about hybrids. The Institute for Sustainable Cities is
hosting a lecture series on Governors Island and this weekend's
lecture is on New Materials for Renewable Energy Technologies.
Our entire lecture series can be seen here.
Lectures are every Saturday until August 30th. It might be a
good meet up at some point. No cars on the island = lots of
green space for picnics.

Glad to see what this group is doing.


Governors Island Summer 2008

Governors Island Science, Art Exhibition, and Lecture Series

The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities is proud to present the 3rd annual Governors Island Science, Art Exhibition and Lecture Series: Sustainable CUNY | Sustainable NYC. This summer's program seeks to engage the public by approaching sustainability in the city from all lenses, drawing lectures from the public, private and research sectors.

As CUNY progresses with its Sustainability Project, it does so in the spirit of adding to the mission of PlaNYC 2030: Building a greener, greater New York. The web of sustainability advocates, educators, and practitioners is as diverse as the city itself and our program reflects this. It is with the understanding that each of these entities plays a pivotal role in finding the solutions that will lead us to a more sustainable city and urbanized world.

The CISC events at Governors Island focus on the importance of sustainability in the city and a trip to Governors Island, an urban oasis marked for open space development is certainly in line with this mission. So pack your picnic basket, hop on the ferry, and support the good work of your fellow New Yorkers!

Governors Island Science, Poster and Art Submissions

Visitors to the exhibition will have an opportunity to vote in the Green Peoples Choice Awards after reviewing submitted posters and art pieces. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded in both competitions.

For more information on Governors Island, including ferry schedules and other events, please see:

Click here to see the submissions.

Governors Island Lecture Series, 2008

  • June 7th: The CUNY Sustainability Project and PlaNYC
    Laura Saegert Wenkel, The CUNY Sustainability Project
  • June 14th: Beyond Bike Lanes: Retrofitting the 21st Century Metropolis for Bicycles and Pedestrians
    Tom Angotti, Hunter College
  • June 21st: New Materials for Renewable Energy Technologies
    Steve Greenbaum, Hunter College
  • June 28th: Industrial Sludge as a Source of Composite Absorbents for Environmental Remediation
    Theresa Bandosz, City College
  • July 5th: Plants in the Green City
    Steve Clemants, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • July 12th: Greening the Big Apple: a Natural History of the New York Megalopolis
    Betsy McCully, Kingsboro Community College
  • July 19th: Water: The Integral Design Element for Green Infrastructure in the City of New York.
    Paul Mankiewicz, The GAIA Institute
  • July 26th: Fuel from Algae
    Juergen Polle, Brooklyn College
  • August 2nd: Curbing Catastrophic Waste in your Home, Condo, Coop, or Multifamily Building
    Andy Padian, Steven Winter Associates
  • August 9th: PlaNYC: Toward a Greener, Greater New York
    Ariella Rosenberg-Maron, Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability
  • August 16th: Water Efficiency in New York: Why It's Important and How to Achieve It
    Warren Liebold, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  • August 23rd: The Queensbridge Wind Power project
    Andrea Polli, Hunter College
  • August 30th: Sustainable Cities Town Hall: An open forum for New Yorkers
    Moderated by Bill Solecki, Director CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities
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