august, 2022

10aug6:00 pm8:00 pmClimate Change and Environmental Justice in Harlem

Event Details

Climate Change and Environmental Justice in Harlem

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?

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
  • Courtney Cogburn, Associate Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Emily Maxwell, New York Division Cities Director, The Nature Conservancy
  • additional participants to be announced soon


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.


Register here.


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Adam Clayton Powell Jr State Office Building, 2nd Floor Art Gallery

163 West 125th Street