#MustDo in NYC: April 2019
Did you get the memo? Caring about our planet is in. April is Earth month and there’s no better time to jump on the green bandwagon. The UN recently released a report detailing a timeline (TLDR: 2 years to act, 12 years until destructive, irreversible changes) for the effects of climate change to reach all of us, Earthlings.
For this month’s #MustDo in NYC, a roundup of events to help you kick-start some empathy for the planet we all share. Don’t forget to reuse, reduce and recycle!
Learn About Sustainable Tourism
Join us and the folks at Earthling Magazine for our monthly NYC Social Club Happy Hour event.
Earthling Magazine is an online publication focused on sharing diverse voices in sustainability, join in on the conversation and find out how sustainable tourism plays an important role in addressing our world’s most pressing issues.
Wednesday, April 24 from 7-9pm
Make a Pizza…In a Solar Oven
Harlem Grown, a local nonprofit promoting sustainable communities, is making sustainability fun for all ages. Bring your kids (and recycled containers, planters, bottles, t-shirts for various activities) and learn how to live more sustainably together. Activities include pizza making, natural tie-dyeing, container planting and more.
Saturday, April 20 from 11am – 3pm
Get Outside and Relish in Nature
This isn’t your regular 5K – no athleticism required! Explore some of the great green sites around the city by traveling from site to site to learn about what each group is doing in an effort to green the city. The tour is great for school groups, employee engagement teams, or anyone who wants to learn more about some of the environmental work being done right around the corner.
Mon, April 22 from 9am – 12pm
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Help countdown to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with an action center and art installation in Union Square. Artists will create live works of art on site during the event around various environmental themes inspired by the conversation around the Green New Deal.
Tuesday, April 23 from 12pm – 6:30pm
Discover NYC’s Urban Ecology
Circumnavigate Manhattan and learn about the past, present, and future of New York Harbor’s estuaries. Hosted by Arthur Platt AIA and a waterfront expert, guests will explore green infrastructure designed to both restore the health and productivity of the region’s marine ecology – a fitting Earth Day excursion.
Monday, April 22, times vary
Getaway: Escape to Vibrant New Orleans
Take in the full ‘Big Easy’ with local food, drinks, and jazz! Head to the famous French Quarter with our friends at New Orleans Urban Adventures and experience a day through the lens of a local.
Head to the French Market. As the site of America’s oldest public market, it still serves as a culinary hot spot where locals and visitors alike enjoy an eclectic array of New Orleans cuisine.
Roundtrip flights are starting as low as $190. Search through Google Flights.
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