By most accounts, deforestation in tropical rainforests adds more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than the sum total of cars and trucks on the world’s roads. According to the World Carfree Network (WCN), cars and trucks account for about 14 percent of global carbon emissions, while most analysts attribute upwards of 15 percent to deforestation.
This morning as I walked to my favorite coffee shop for breakfast, I noticed that no one was smiling. My neighborhood, Hell's Kitchen, was saved from the ravages of the hurricane. Apart for some strong wind and heavy rain, we were untouched by a disaster that devastated millions of lives.
As the flood waters recede, we all want to get our homes, our places of employment, our communities, and our roads, rails, bridges, and tunnels clean and back to normal as quickly as possible. However, be cautious, hurricane cleanup and restoration work may have serious risks. Doing the wrong thing can endanger your safety, your health, and possibly your life.
Most of the time, life just goes on, with its usual ups and downs. We learn to ride out the low points praying that the magic of Time will help us handle whatever daunting challenges show up. There's a pun that says, "No one gets out of Life alive!"
Using the famous first words of the U.S. Constitution as its title, the exhibition explores issues of identity politics, demographic trends, swing-state gaming, and the influence of special interests against the backdrop of this year's political debates. We the People will create a diorama of the American populace using strategically chosen examples of figurative painting, sculpture, and photography. "We the People" will run through November 9th, to coincide with the 2012 presidential election, and will take a close look at who the American people are, as seen through 68 different artists' eyes.
Grab yo' masks and grab yo' capes! Lose your secret identity and enter the covert lair of Gotham's most heroic haunted townhouse. At the Superheroes & Villains Halloween Party show off your super power and features music, open bar, and unlimited food. All while supporting a fantastic cause! Saturday, October 27th.
T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre will hold a Salute to New York Theatre at the Maritime Hotel on Monday, November 12, beginning at 6pm. The event will feature the presentation of TSS 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards to Tony Award-winning actress Judith Light, who is scheduled to return to Broadway later this season in The Assembled Parties; Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley; and NY1 theater critic Roma Torre. Julie Halston will serve as host.
Can you recall a time when there was a bigger backlash against women’s reproductive and workplace rights? Birth control, equal pay—even rape victims—are under attack. What do women stand to lose, and how can we get back on track? Join the discussion with NOW-NYC and leading advocates for women, tonight at 6pm. Panelists include Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Shelby Knox, and Tamika Mallory.
The non-profit League of Conservation Voters (LCV) helps Americans sort out the good guys from the bad when it comes to the environmental track records of candidates in important high-level races across the country. Besides endorsing specific candidates, the group also keeps a running “dirty dozen” list of the politicians with the worst environmental records. Meanwhile, the group’s LCV Action Fund is a related political action fund that can channel funding to the candidates it supports.
Join the fight against hydrofracking! Stand alongside Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Lennon, Josh Fox, Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, and the Artists Against Fracking for a special screening of “Gasland.” Proceeds will benefit the Water Defense International WOW Company. Thursday, October 18th, at 7pm.