Past Event

Climate Change and Environmental Justice in Harlem

August 10, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Harlem State Office Building, 163 W. 125 St., New York, NY 10027 2nd Floor Art Gallery

Kicked off on Earth Day 2022, this is the second in a series of events hosted by The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Columbia Climate School, and The City College of New York exploring the reality of how the growing risks of rising heat, more intense storms, and a history of environmental injustice continue to generate disproportionate climate impacts in communities like Harlem as well as the community leadership working to overcome this history.

What is government doing to address these risks and get at the root causes of our climate crisis? How can community organizations and residents partner with local businesses, academic organizations, and government to cause real change in policy and outcomes?

Join us for this special HARLEM WEEK event to hear from local researchers, elected officials, and community leaders on the challenges and the opportunities to empower communities to lead the way into a cleaner, safer, and healthier future.

Participants include:

  • Cordell Cleare, New York State Senator, 30th Senate District
  • Peggy Shepard, Co-founder and Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
  • Daniel Zarrilli, Special Advisor, Climate & Sustainability, Columbia University
  • Dr. Courtney Cogburn, Associate Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Adriana Espinoza, Deputy Commissioner, Equity & Justice, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Emily Maxwell, New York Division Cities Director, The Nature Conservancy
  • The Honorable Milton A. Tingling, Chairperson, Board of Directors, West Harlem Development Corporation 

Please register on Eventbrite here:  

Please note that security at the State Office Building requires that all attendees provide a photo ID on entry. To comply with Columbia University's health and safety policy, all attendees at in-person events must also be prepared to provide proof of primary COVID-19 vaccination. 

Contact Information

Adrienne Kenyon