on Advancing Supportive Housing Solutions to Reduce Homelessness for People Impacted by the Criminal Legal System (virtual)

Join Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), Exodus Transitional Community (Exodus) and other panelists to discuss the immediate actions NYC leadership can take in 2022 to expand access to supportive housing for those leaving Rikers Island who are homeless and have behavioral health needs. These fiscally responsible policy changes are an important component of de-incarceration and making our communities safer. Register here!

Panelists:
Louis Molina, NYC DOC Commissioner
Kandra Clark, VP of Policy & Strategy, Exodus Transitional Services
Cynthia Stuart, COO, Supportive Housing Network of New York
Mark Hurwitz, COO, Urban Pathways

Moderator:  Dr. Victoria A. Philips (Ms. V.), Founder of Visionary V, The Community, Health and Justice Organizer with the Mental Health Project, Urban Justice Center

Meeting New York’s Ambitious Climate Goals: Conflict, Compromise, and NIMBY in Renewable Energy Siting (virtual)

10th Annual Woodstock Land Conservancy Film & Discussion Series

Hosted by Scenic Hudson. Register here!

In 2019, NYS passed the most ambitious, hopeful, and solution-oriented legislation in the country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By 2030, 70% of our electricity must come from renewables. In our part of the Hudson Valley, this means solar farms. Where will they go, who will make the decisions, and what will be the competing demands of agriculture, housing, tourism, and aesthetics?

We all want action on climate change. How do we balance people’s reservations against the pressing need to act now? Engage with short videos and live interviews plus Q&A with some of the climate leaders in the Hudson Valley, including Jen Metzger, former State Senator and current advisor to New Yorkers for Clean Power, and Audrey Friedrichsen, Land Use and Environmental Advocacy Attorney for Scenic Hudson.

Women In Science: Turning Data into Action with Tracy Brown (virtual)

Hear about ways that scientists and advocates are working together to bring about a cleaner environment while letting data tell the story. See examples of pollution reduction and conservation investments that were spurred by water quality monitoring. Explore data-based storytelling tools that connect with the public, elected officials, and resource managers to increase understanding of local and regional environmental challenges. Register here!

A Discussion with Black Environmental Industry Professionals (virtual)

In this virtual webinar, the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is thrilled to provide the space led by and for Black environmental professionals to share their work and amplify the visibility of the Black community in the environment to the next generation. Our incredible panelists will be joining us from throughout NYC and the Hudson Valley and will be sharing their professional journeys across the environmental field, from education, to research, to development and communications. Register here!

Panelists:

  • Megan Lung, Hudson River Estuary Program Environmental Analyst/NEIWPCC
  • Tanasia Swift, Field Station Program Manager at The Billion Oyster Project
  • Benita Law-Diao, Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardner, Patroon Creek Greenway Feasibility Study Community Liaison
  • Jerome Cunningham, Development and Communications Associate at Groundwork Hudson Valley
  • Zoraida Lopez-Diago, Program Director at Scenic Hudson’s River Cities Program

O+ BHMK Mural Tour (in person)

Enjoy a tour of some of O Positive’s most fascinating outdoor wall murals. This is a specially guided walk that will provide you with an exciting and interesting experience of unique art in Kingston.

The walk will begin at 10am at the Black Lives Matter Mural located at 695 Broadway at Liberty St. in Kingston, NY 12401, USA and last approximately 75-90 min. Masking and social distancing required.

Enjoy a tour of some of O Positive’s most fascinating outdoor wall murals. This is a specially guided walk that will provide you with an exciting and interesting experience of unique art in Kingston.

Ride to End Alzheimer’s

The #Ride2EndALZ Spring Challenge is for all riders, the novice beginner and the seasoned road warrior. All bike types are welcome – road, stationary/exercise, recumbent – even tricycles and unicycles! With each pedal stroke, participants will fuel cutting-edge research targeted to change the trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease. Register here!

Exploring Your Family Tree (remote)

In this introductory genealogy class, attendees will explore a variety of resources available for researching family history. Attendees will receive a general overview of several free open source websites, subscription databases available with your library card, and physical materials accessible in the Genealogy Room at Adriance. This virtual class will be recorded and available at a later date on the PPLD YouTube channel.

Register here!