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From Warming to Sustainability

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 1 - 6pm

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Arctic sea-ice coverage hits record low. Images from 1984 (l) and 2012 courtesy of NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

Arctic sea-ice coverage hits record low. Images from 1984 (l) and 2012 courtesy of NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

A free, public event where Millennials speak out on climate change and its impact on their lives. They highlight the potential damage that can curtail their generation’s opportunities, and are joined by experts on mitigation and solutions as they present new pathways to sustainability and the innovations that can reduce the damage to the planet, people, and their aspirations for their future.

Registration is requested. This event will also be livestreamed.



Keynote Presentation: Challenges

Sophie Kivlehan, Millennial Granddaughter of noted climate scientist James Hansen and a panel of Millennial Presenters speak on the challenge of warming and a vision of what the world could look like for their generation unless action is taken now.

Panel of Experts: Mitigation & Solutions

What's happening in our cities, our communities and the nation to reduce the damage and move us along a pathway to sustainability.

Millennial Presenters: Pathways to Sustainability

The innovations and new models of the future to drawdown carbon, regenerate the environment, and put us on the pathway to sustainability


Polling via mobile phone for consensus on statements and actions

Art & Design charrette to transform statements into graphics

Information on actions, projects, and movements to Join

Announcement of Step-into-the-Future social media competition

Co-sponsored by The Cooper Union Public Programs department and MillennialsWorld

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.