Past Event

Climate and Environmental Justice in Harlem

April 22, 2022
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Low Library, 535 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 Rotunda

Join us on Earth Day as we look at how the growing risks of rising temperatures, more intense storms and a history of environmental injustice continue to generate disproportionate climate impacts in communities like Harlem. What is government doing to address these risks and how can local stakeholders partner to drive real change in policy?

Local researchers, elected officials and community leaders will come together for the following panel discussions:

-Disproportionate Climate Impacts in Harlem, moderated by Diana Hernández, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health

-Harlem-Led Community Solutions and Climate Justice, moderated by Mark Levine, Manhattan Borough President

This event is presented by The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Columbia University and The City College of New York, hosted by NYC & Company’s Sustainable Tourism Committee.

Friday, April 22, 2022


Columbia University

Low Memorial Library

535 W 116th St

Main entrance at top of the steps

For disability access, please enter on the northwest corner of the building on Upper Campus.  Access to Upper Campus is through an elevator on the north side of College Walk, adjacent to the Dodge Building. For further information or to request an accommodation, please email [email protected]

All visitors must comply with Columbia's health and safety policies, which include mandatory COVID-19 vaccination. Proof of vaccination is required.

Please register here: 

Contact Information

Reagan Stilbaum