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Climate Action Week: Building Product Ecosystems | Launching a Framework for Progress

Climate Action Week: Building Product Ecosystems | Launching a Framework for Progress

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
General Public 

Building Product Ecosystems is a collaboration initiated by The Durst Organization, in partnership with The New School and the City University of New York, to optimize the health of construction product ecosystems through material research and innovation, process improvements, policy/code evolution, and accessible education.

Join us in launching a framework for collaborative progress around building product health. Speakers to include: Leaders from The Durst Organization, The New School, and CUNY, along with an expert panel: 

On Human Health: 
Dr. Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, FAAP - Dean for Global Health, Ethel H. Wise Professor and Chairman, Department of Preventive Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Children's Environmental Health Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

On Green Chemistry:
Dr. John Warner, President, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, and Co-Founder and President, Beyond Benign Green Chemistry Education

Building Product Ecosystems
The ongoing Building Product Ecosystems effort focuses on multidisciplinary implementation of opportunities for healthier building products within material supply and handling streams with minimized negative externalities.

Working Groups and Academic Focus Areas address the following important subjects, each of which involves an inquiry into strategies for reducing human exposures from hazardous chemicals in building products - including but not limited to: Heavy metals, Carcinogens, Asthmagens, Endocrine disruptors.

This event is free, but reservations are required by clicking on the top right registration button.

The New School demonstrates our commitment to climate action and our solidarity with people converging on New York City for the historic People’s Climate March on September 21 with a week-long series of events focused on climate change. As a leader and official endorser of the March. The New School’s Climate Action Week includes a diverse set of programming directed towards the university and wider community for enriched learning and engagement opportunities, scholarship, innovation and creativity, solidarity and collective action, and highlighting New School’s values around climate justice and action. 


This event will be livestreamed on The New School's Livestream channel.

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