The Nature Center invites you to join us for informational and inspiring presentations and discussions around conservation and environmental topics. Programs are free and open to all, with no pre-registration required unless specifically noted.
We welcome your program ideas or suggestions. Call Rachel, 914-813-1251.
Wednesday, January 10, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Update on the AIM Pipeline: What’s the Status?
A new 42 inch diameter, high pressure gas transmission pipeline was recently constructed and is now operational within 105 feet of critical emergency structures vital to the Indian Point nuclear power plant. With the anticipated closure of Indian Point in 2021, can we identify the risks and vulnerabilities to our communities? Ask the experts; Paul Blanch, Paul Moskowitz, Ph.D., and Ellen Weininger! In partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group. Free event!
Wednesday, February 28, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Justice, Faith, and integral Ecology
Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical for Care for Our Common Home explains Integral Ecology, illustrating the relationship between consumer choices, ecological impact, and social injustice. Kelly Moltzen of Franciscan Action Network and Bronx Health REACH will explore local environmental injustices and the relation to social determinants of health. Jackie Mooney-O’Brien of Education for Sustainability will discuss systems-thinking tools to help reduce ecological impact and increase sustainable choices. They will share resources to bring Integral Ecology into your house of worship. In partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group. Free event!
Wednesday, March 14, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Screening: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
40% of the food in America is wasted. A new documentary by Anthony Bourdain, WASTED: The Story of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to make the most of every kind of food. Learn more at www.wastedfilm.com. In partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group.