Maya Lin: Ghost Forest



Discover public national and local events related to learning more about climate change and taking action – whether online, in the streets, or in the auditorium. The more we know, the more effective we will be. And, the more we participate, the more we will build a community of people working for the welfare of our children and our grandchildren.

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Maya Lin: Ghost Forest

May 10 – November 14, 2021

Maya Lin: Ghost Forest
Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest, a towering stand of forty-nine haunting Atlantic white cedar trees, is a newly-commissioned public art work. Lin brings her vision as an artist and her agency as an environmental activist to this project, a memory of germination, vegetation, and abundance and a harsh symbol of the devastation of climate change. The height of each tree, around forty feet, overwhelms human scale and stands as a metaphor of the outsized impact of a looming environmental calamity.

Proposed Federal Clean Energy Standards


Wed, July 28, 2021 12:00–1:00 pm Eastern Time
Opening Remarks by: Senator Tina Smith(D-MN)
A Conversation about the benefits and drawbacks of adopting a national requirement for clean energy
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Fighting climate change from space


Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM PT / 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

Why would EDF go to space? Because it’s the best way to find, measure, and reduce the invisible yet potent methane pollution that is heating our planet at an alarming rate. New research led by EDF scientists shows that fast, ambitious action on methane could slow the rate of warming by 30%.

Join a panel of experts for an inside look at what this audacious endeavor can do to accelerate climate progress. Let the countdown begin!

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Offshore Wind Youth Action Program (OWYA) Launch


You’re invited to join the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) via an online webinar for the launch of the Offshore Wind Youth Action program (OWYA) on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
OWYA is a first-of-its-kind opportunity for middle- and high-school-aged students across New York State to learn about and get involved with offshore wind. This free program is designed to easily integrate into classrooms, afterschool programs, and other educational activities.
Under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s leadership, New York State has made nation-leading climate commitments, including generating 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2035. The transition to renewable energy will create thousands of clean energy jobs and healthier environments for communities across the State. Young people play a critical role in achieving our clean energy future, and OWYA paves the way for the next generation to learn about the benefits that an inclusive clean energy economy will provide.
Please join us to learn more about how you can engage young people with these educational materials.

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Learning from the Experts: Offshore Wind Stakeholder Engagement


Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

Please join us on Wednesday, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET for an offshore wind webinar as part of NYSERDA’s Learning from the Experts series. Kris Ohleth with the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind will provide an overview of the roles of federal, state, and private entities in offshore wind stakeholder engagement and compare successful engagement approaches. Kris has worked in the offshore wind industry for over 15 years and has held senior positions with offshore wind developers, non-governmental organizations, and state agencies. She is currently the Director for the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind.

Learning from the Experts is an educational webinar series hosted by NYSERDA’s Offshore Wind Team and featuring independent experts speaking on key offshore wind topics, including wind farm technologies, development practices, regulatory processes, and research initiatives. Visit NYSERDA’s Learning from the Experts webpage for more information on the webinar series.

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Join Us for Netting Zero, a Virtual Event Series on Climate Change


Transport and Logistics for a Post-Covid, Net-Zero World

Thursday, September 16

1:30 p.m. E.T. | 10:30 a.m. P.T. | 6:30 p.m. B.S.T.

Following the past year of travel restrictions, will international freight make a comeback, or is the era of cheap mobility over? What novel solutions and business models are changing how people, goods and data move toward a net zero world? Join us on Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. E.T. for the debate.

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