… to promote environmental understanding and boost sustainable
practices on Roosevelt Island. Throughout the year there will be
engagement events to foster collaboration with residents, community
groups, schools, building managers, island businesses, RIOC, RIRA and
elected officials toward a cleaner and healthier neighborhood….
Following up on their February 5,2020 Eco-Ambassador program, Engaged Roosevelt Island announced today:
Hello Engaged Roosevelt Islanders!
We are excited to make you aware of a wonderful opportunity to continue the work of Engaged RI.
Become a Climate Steward!
As you know, the mission of Engaged Roosevelt Island is
to foster environmental understanding and boost sustainable practices on Roosevelt Island.
You will remember that back in February of 2020, a number of you
attended our event where we discussed ways that you could become an
“Eco-Ambassador” – someone
who is interested in hands-on work to further our mission. Becoming a
Climate Steward is a wonderful way to do that. Sign up to become a
Climate Steward! Please see the details attached and below to see if
this VERY INTENSIVE program is right for you and
how you can participate.
Thanks so much.
The Engaged Roosevelt Island Team
Cornell Climate Stewards Training
Thursday evenings from 6:00pm – 8:00pm via Zoom
From September 9, 2021 – December 9, 2021
(12 weeks – skipping November 11th & 25th)
Registration is now open! Space is limited.
There are 10 spots available.
This opportunity will be extremely valuable to the Engaged Roosevelt Island Eco Ambassadors.
Climate Stewards is a volunteer training certification program created
to help local residents become climate science, adaptation and
mitigation leaders for their community. It provides
on these subjects and more through Cornell Cooperative Extension to
interested volunteers in New York. The 2021 training will be led by
Cornell, CCE, CUCE-NYC, and Sea Grant staff from across NYS.
program equips local volunteers with effective communication techniques
and strategies to work with local governments. To complete the
certification process post training, the
volunteers will assist in developing projects in their neighborhood to
become more climate smart.
For registration details, click HERE.
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 27th, 2021 (or earlier if course becomes full).
Roosevelt Island Cornell Climate Stewards have a difficult, but essential, job ahead.
Already, the consequences have been stark: deadly heat waves, devastating floods, raging wildfires.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 9, 2021
The new @IPCC_CH Report shows what we have known for a long time — greenhouse gases from human activity are unequivocally driving the climate crisis.
The race toward net zero carbon emissions cannot wait. Our reductions must be rapid, cross-sector, large-scale, and immediate. https://t.co/kj7bZ4u3tO
— NYClimate (@NYClimate) August 9, 2021