It’s getting cold out, which means it’s the perfect weather for attending educational talks when you can no longer go to an outdoor happy hour. Because typing ‘climate change talk’ into google gets overwhelming very fast, we’ve curated a selection of sustainability-focused events happening in New York City this fall. From pop-up clothing swaps to career fairs, we have a wide variety of talks, panels, and shows grappling with the anthropocene happening in our city this month.
Conscious Cities Festival, October 15
This four-day festival hosted by the Pratt Institute is packed with talks imagining sustainable, thriving, inclusive cities of the future. Each event brings together designers, community planners and organizers, activists, scientists, and government officials, inciting dialogues in the hopes of finding multidisciplinary solutions to the specifically urban effects of climate change. You can find tickets for each event individually, or the whole festival, here.
Made Here Intersections: Sustainable Fashion & Equity, October 15
Spotlighting women entrepreneurs in the sustainable fashion world, this conversation between local industry leaders will tell you everything you want to know about sustainable fashion in this city, and features a Co-Founder of Sustainable BK, the Director of Fiber Sustainability for Theory and more. The discussion will focus on the intersection between ecological sustainability and sustainable employment for women and communities of color. The event is free, but you can register here.
Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour, Multiple Dates
Every Friday this fall beginning October 18th, sustainable fashion designer Amalya Meira is leading tours of Williamsburg oriented around sustainable fashion, restaurants, and architecture. The walking tours include natural wine tastings, vintage stores, and an organic tea ceremonies. Get tickets here.
Green Careers: Government Edition, October 29
If you are considering a career attempting to work on sustainable solutions to climate change from a city government perspective, this panel is designed to help you figure out what government agency might be aligned with your career goals. NYC and NY state officials from the EPA, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, and other state and city offices will be talking about their agencies roles in combating climate change. Get tickets here.
The Sustainable Fashion Community Meeting: Pop-Up & Storytelling Party, October 30
The NYC Fair Trade Coalition is hosting a pre-Halloween party! Featuring a swap closet of costumes (you know we love a closed loop) and a pop-up shop with free trade threads, the event will also include a story hour. Get your tickets here.