The GHCC Presents Climate Change And Environmental Justice Panel During Harlem Week

August 8, 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.

The event explore 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 leaders working to overcome this history.

What is the 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?


Related: Harlem Born Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Falkowski Talks 2100 Harlem Mega Flood On The Danny Tisdale Show (Video).

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:


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  • 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
  • Adriana Espinoza, Deputy Commissioner, Equity & Justice, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

You can Register Here to Attend and check out the event virtually on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT.

Adam Clayton Powell Jr State Office Building, 2nd Floor Art Gallery, 163 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

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