This three-part series, featuring exports in the worlds of New York City transit, urban environment and the culture of convenience, explores the health and environmental costs of powering the "city that never sleeps".
July 21 features NYC Traffic Commissioner Samuel Schwartz, a.k.a. “Gridlock Sam, speaking about how transit improvements can make the city safer and healthier. Perfect for the dog days of August, the August 11 program (held at the New York Academy of Medicine) features authors and environmentalist Stan Cox speaking about the reliance on climate control. Finally, on September 15, Susan Freinkel, author of Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, speaks about the hundreds of millions of plastic shopping bags, coffee cups, take-out clamshells, and other single-use items.
Admission is free, but reservations are required. To reserve your seat, visit mcny.org.