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The can't-miss events of New York Climate Week 2023 (because I'll be there)

New York City at sunset
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Somehow, it's already September, which means it's nearly New York Climate Week. If you've gone before, you know this week can become a chaotic mess of thousands of events with little guidance on what you should go to. And take it from me, not everything is created equal!

You're probably not the only one asking yourself which New York Climate Week events you should to go. So whether you've started planning your week already or have been procrastinating (I feel you), I organized the open/public events I'm attending, speaking in, and displaying at and included them all here. I hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 17

The March to End Fossil Fuels

πŸ‘‰ Technically, it's not a part of Climate Week, but this will be one of the biggest collective climate marches in the world. We deserve a fossil-free future, so we're taking to the streets of New York to demand our leaders take real steps to end fossil fuels.

⏰ 1:00-4:00 pm ET

πŸ“ 56th & broadway

Monday, September 18

OutRun CO2 Club πŸŒπŸƒπŸ’¨

πŸ‘‰ Okay, I'll be honest, I'm a maybe on this morning run event. I could blame it on some knee pain I've been having, but really I'm not sure if I can make it in time. If you're a runner and an early riser, this is the event for you.

⏰ 7:00 am ET

πŸ“ Little Island

Pathway to 1.5C: Net-Zero Trends & Tactics For Sustainability Leaders

πŸ‘‰ This limited-availability executive-level event hosted by OnePointFive is geared specifically towards sustainability leaders decarbonizing their organizations.

⏰ 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET

πŸ“ TBD

Climate Tech Cocktails NYC Climate Wk '23 Kickoff Party!

πŸ‘‰ Perhaps the most happenin' event of the week is this monstrous party by Climate Tech Cocktails. Last year, there was a line wrapped around the block before the event began. This year, it's even bigger (rumor has it, over 1500 RSVPs already). I might not see you in this big crowd, but it's still sure to be a ball.

⏰ 8:00 pm - midnight ET

πŸ“ Irving Plaza

Fossil Free Drinks

πŸ‘‰ Some friends at Fossil Free Media are having a little gathering at a speakeasy bar under a subway station... sounds like a good way to start the week to me.

⏰ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm ET

πŸ“ NOTHING REALLY MATTERS (in the subway), 210 W 50th St

Tuesday, September 19

Clean Creatives is launching something big today! Stay tuned on their social media channels to see what it'll be...

Changing the Future by 2030: OPF Climate Mixer Until 20:30

πŸ‘‰ Hosted by one of my clients–OnePointFive, an expert sustainability advisory–this mixer will bring together members of several communities including OPF, Climatebase, and Impact Hub, along with the public. It'll be a great opportunity to make meaningful connections with other sustainability professionals. Β 

⏰ 6:00 - 8:30 pm ET

πŸ“ Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area: 417 5th Ave Unit 814

Wednesday, September 20

Climate Media Happy Hour

πŸ‘‰ The climate media and entertainment community are gathering to chit-chat, and several cool brands and friends will be there. Sounds like a no-brainer for some networking and having fun!

⏰ 5:00 - 8:00 pm ET

πŸ“ TBD

Thursday, September 21

A graphic about the dismantling disinformation virtual panel

Dismantling Disinformation (I'm in this event!)

πŸ‘‰ I'm speaking on this virtual panel about disinformation with Redwood Climate Communications and fellow climate experts! We'll be providing guidance, grounded in real-world examples, to counter the lies and misdirection that have dominated public debates over climate action and Big Oil PR campaigns for the last four decades.

⏰ 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET

πŸ“ Virtual (Zoom)! No matter where you are, you can attend this one :)

Friday, September 22

2022 marketplace of the future attendees

The Marketplace of the Future (I'm in this event!)

πŸ‘‰ As one of my favorite events last year, I'm excited to say that I'll be participating in this year's Marketplace of the Future. This expo of organizations working within various spheres of climate solutions will be starring my own art gallery, a series of "Positivity Posters" featuring the best story from every month of 2023, with the help of some of the world's best climate artists. I'm really proud of how this one is coming together, and there's a strong interactive element. See you there?

⏰ 3:00 - 10:00 pm ET

πŸ“ Starrett-Lehigh Building

It's going to be an absolutely packed week, and there are so many more events that I want to be attending but can't make it to. If you're in the area and attending one of these, please reach out and let me know! And if there's another can't-miss event that I haven't seen yet, add it in a comment below.