West Side Community Events

Halloween 2010 for children on the Upper West Side: West 90th Street will have it’s yearly Treat or Treat party for children, come in costume, the entire block will be decorated and welcoming. 90th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Sponsored by the Park West 90th Street Block Assoc.
Saturday, May 9, 2009 West 90th Street Green Up Day:The street will be closed to through traffic between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West form 10 am until 5 pm. The West 90th St Park Block Association sponsors this day each year. Flowers are planted in the tree surrounds, there will be  ongoing cake sale and BBQ, games for children, a friendly fire department visit and a Dog Parade at (at 3pm).
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Note from a Friend at Columbia University: Worried about the state of the planet? Convinced there’s nothing you can do that will make a difference? Dubious about quick fixes? Then go to http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cssr/symposiumIV.html and follow the links to register with the Earth Institute for a unique event this weekend.

“Common Ground: Science and Religion in Dialogue for a Sustainable Future,” is convening this Sunday, May 3-4, 2009, in Low Rotunda. Sponsored by the Fetzer Institute, this important symposium will be a two-day discussion between scientists, theologians, activists, students, clergy, and business leaders to discuss an ethic of sustainability. Undergrads are welcome to join this conversation about our common commitment to a sustainable and just future.

The opening keynote address, Climate Threat to Creation: Implications for Intergenerational Equity and Justice”, will be delivered by Sunday, May 3rd at 3:00 by James Hansen. Dr. Hansen is director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and pioneer in both climate science and scientific-religious cooperation. Dr. Hansen’s speech will be followed by a panel on a the ethics of sustainability in the context of business practices. Monday morning Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University, a global movement uniting people of all world religions to care for the earth, will speak about “The Emerging Alliance of Ethics and Ecology, ”. Monday morning’s panel discusses promoting an ethic of sustainability at all educational levels. Monday afternoon, Peter Mann of World Hunger Year (WHY) will deliver a keynote entitled “Living Water, Arid Land: The World Food Crisis and Climate Change” which will be followed by a panel of eco-justice advocates and activists. Come and join us.

Bob Pollack
Professor of Biological Sciences and Director, CSSR
Columbia University

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