150+ Free Events to Help Save the Earth at Climate Week NYC 2019

Climate Week NYC 2019

What can individuals and governments do to take an active role in reversing climate change? This is a question on more and more people's minds. While the United Nations is bringing together politicians and experts in the civilian field for its UN Climate Action Summit in New York at the end of September, there is another event in the city that is free for anyone to join. From September 23 until September 29, there over 150 free events will take place in New York City for Climate Week NYC.

As participants in the UN Climate Action Summit are presenting ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions on a national level, you can learn more about topics like green aviation, indoor farming, and carbon removal technology. Events are set to  be spread throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, providing a great way to get informed, take action, and meet like-minded individuals.

Aside from panel discussions, there will be dance performances, film screenings, yoga classes, and many hands-on opportunities. Get started with planning your participation in Climate Week by checking out the sustainable business directory and support these companies looking to make a positive impact on the planet.

With so many interesting opportunities to select from, the choices can be overwhelming. Check out the full calendar and read on for some of our favorite events happening during Climate Week NYC.

What to Do During Climate Week NYC

Interested in making a positive change on the planet? Participate in these free events during Climate Week NYC.


Global Climate Strike

Location: Foley Square, New York, NY 10013

Three days before the UN Climate Action Summit, join youth and adults around the world as millions demand action to address the global climate crisis. The Global Climate Strike in New York on September 20 will also include speakers like Fridays For Future movement starter Greta Thunberg, as well as New York-based youth leaders.


Our Future Festival

Location: Nolan Park, Governors Island, New York, NY, 10004

Get a jump on the activities by heading out to Governors Island for Our Future Festival NYC on September 21. The day promises talks by climate leaders, as well as creative hands-on workshops. The aim of the day is to “highlight local action and opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages to take climate action, and to show the world how we can all be part of the movement for change during this historic week.”


Showcasing Solutions on Food Waste

Location: 588 Broadway, Suite 905, New York, NY 10012

The Showcasing Solutions on Food Waste event asks participants to think about how we can reduce food loss as consumers and provides education on how waste and climate change are intertwined. The session will include culinary demos and taste testing, as well as some free goodies.


Climate Week NYC 2019


Glacier: A Climate Change Ballet

Location: Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet will be performing a trio of climate change ballets during Climate Week. Glacier: A Climate Change Ballet imagines the dancers as melting polar ice caps in an effort to make the arctic environment come alive.


Water: The Ultimate Climate Risk

Location: 3 Times Square, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10036

Run by Reuters, Water: The Ultimate Climate Risk is a panel discussion on the effect of global rising temperatures on water and how this will impact businesses and industries.


Playing on Thin Ice

Location: 155 West 60th Street, Room 109 (Fordham University's McMahon Hall)

Playing on Thin Ice brings together winter sports professionals as they grapple with the ways that climate change is impacting their sports and is a look at how these athletes are becoming active in the fight against global warming.


Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Location: IFC Center, 323 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014

On September 25, the award-winning documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is premiering at the IFC Center. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Oscar-nominated actor and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity Edward Norton.


Things to Do for Climate Week NYC


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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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