Keeping the Lights On: Climate Change and Consumer Energy in New York City

Tue. Jun 25, 2019 at 6:00pm EDT
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Want to become more informed and engaged on issues of climate change?


The New York Public Library, together with Melville House, is hosting a monthly series for the New York City community to engage with the Climate Report, published in 2018 by the U.S. Global Change Research Program.


This month, we turn to consumer energy and renewable resources.  We will be joined by Susanne DesRoches, Deputy Director of Infrastructure + Energy from the NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability, who will share news of her work with the NYC Green New Deal.


After participating in a lively discussion, attendees can view selections from the environmental records of the Library's Manuscripts and Archives Division.  By situating the Library's archival collections within the current environmental moment, we can consider how present-day activism is tied to a rich historical context.


Attendees will receive a copy of the Climate Report, courtesy of Melville House.  Program is free, but attendance is capped to foster close discussion.


Read more about the Climate Change Reading Group.




ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

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Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (2nd Floor) The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018