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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Climate in Crisis: Environmental Change in the Indigenous Americas

February 14, 2020–January 10, 2021
Brooklyn Museum
Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor

Exhibit

Climate change is having a severe impact on Indigenous communities across the Americas, but the situation has an even longer history rooted in the legacies of European colonialism. With more than sixty works spanning 2,800 years and cultures across North, Central, and South America, this installation draws upon the strength of our Arts of the Americas collection to highlight the complex worldviews of Indigenous peoples and explore how their beliefs, practices, and ways of living have been impacted by the ongoing threat of environmental destruction.

Earth Day 50 Virtual Kick-Off

April 19, 2020
Television / Livestream recording

We’re kicking off a week of climate conversation today with a “virtual stage” to say that together we can tackle our global challenges. We’ll be hosting a full line-up of special guests like Al Gore, Bill Nye, Elizabeth Warren, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ian Somerhalder, CEO of NRDC and former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, New York Attorney General Letitia James, as well as climate scientists, activists, sustainability experts, and Broadway performances.

Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

April 22, 2020
11:00am ET
Livestream

On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, The Washington Post presents two statesmen, one from each political party, working together to help save the planet. Former Secretary of State John Kerry and former Ohio Governor John Kasich talk about their partnership through Kerry’s latest effort, called World War Zero, and why the coronavirus accelerates the need for action by lawmakers, business leaders and private citizens.

Consequences of Climate Change

June 8, 2020–December 6, 2020
Madison Square Park
New York City

Installation

For Madison Square Park Conservancy’s 40th public art commission, Maya Lin will realize a new, site-responsive installation that brings into focus the ravages of climate change on woodlands around the world. Ghost Forest will take the form of a towering grove of spectral cedar trees, all sourced from the region and presented in sharp contrast to the Park’s lush tree line. The installation builds on Lin’s practice of addressing climate change within her work and serves as a call to action to the 60,000 visitors who pass through the Park daily.