In this week's Newsletter: Climate Week NYC events you won't want to miss, Art Pow Wow pop up exhibition benefiting Solar One at LES Projects, how many potatoes would power your home and much more!
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NYC Climate Week Is Almost Here and Will Focus on a Low-Carbon Future

After years of dithering and delays, 2015 may come to be known as a turning point- the moment when the world finally decided it might not be a complete economic disaster to address climate change. This year's NYC Climate Week, from September 21st to September 28th, will try to get business and government leaders to take bold action and make a firm commitment to a low-carbon future- one where warming stays below 2 degrees Celsius (compared to historic temperatures)- in advance of December's COP21 conference in Paris.

While some Climate Week events are ticketed or by invitation only, many are free and open to the public. For a complete list of events, visit the Climate Week NYC website here.

Art Pow Wow Website Launch and Pop-Up Exhibition This Weekend at LES Projects

Established in 2015 as an alternative to the noisy social networks and unfiltered online art markets that dominate the industry, Art Pow Wow is a curated site that offers artists the opportunity to sell their art directly to collectors, meet curators, and trade their work with other artists.

Advanced features like their one-of-a-kind Crit Room, residency database, virtual collections, and in-house art advisors make Art Pow Wow the new standard for artists to showcase their work and stay connected within their local, and the greater global, community.

Art Pow Wow is a passionate supporter of environmental conservation and will be donating 10% of their proceeds to Solar One. And we couldn't be more grateful to co-curators Natalia Yovane and Cathleen P Cueto II for their support!

To celebrate the artists who are the foundation of this community and the partnership with Solar One, Art Pow Wow is hosting their inaugural exhibition at LES Projects, 175 Rivington Street  on Saturday, September 12th from 6-9pm and on Sunday, September 13th from noon until 6pm, with a live performance at 4:30. We hope to see you there!

How Many Potatoes Would It Take to Power Your Home?

While this may sound like some part of a weird energy joke, a staff writer on a real estate blog has created an adorable calculator to help you figure out how many potatoes it would take to power a house.

Potatoes, with their water content and electrolytes, make excellent batteries...but not very powerful ones. While a raw potato puts out a measly .5 watts, a boiled potato can hold 10x the energy, or 5 watts. And while eating potatoes is still probably the best way to extract their energy (it would take almost 90,000 potatoes a month to power my apartment), it's still an amusing way to understand the large amounts of power involved in maintaining our modern-day lifestyles.


Upcoming Events at Solar 1

Solar One Family Day: Catch & Release Fishing with Lower East Side Ecology Center
Solar 1, 23rd Street & the East River, 9am-11am, free

Walk-Up Paddling at Stuyvesant Cove
Solar 1, 23rd Street & the East River (kayaks will launch from the beach near 20th Street), 1-4pm, free

Other Events

Brooklyn Critical Mass Ride
Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza entrance, Brooklyn, 7-11:55pm, free

Rockaway Bike Parade
Firehouse 59, 5803 Rockaway Blvd at Beach 59 St, Queens, 11am-1pm, free

26th Annual NYC Century Bike Tour
Harlem Meer in Central Park, 110th Street & Lenox Avenue, Manhattan, 5:30am-6pm, various ticket prices $35+

Park Slope Greens Monthly Meeting with Special Guest Presentation
Park Slope United Methodist Church, 6th Avenue and 8th Street (basement/garden entrance) in Park Slope, Brooklyn, 7-9pm, free

NYSERDA Workshop: Getting to Net Zero, NYC Edition
NYSERDA, 1359 Broadway, 19th Floor, bet W. 36th & W. 37th Sts, Manhattan, 9:30am-4pm, free

Clean Energy Connections Panel Discussion: Advanced Energy Consumers: 
Customer Models Driving Utility Industry Change from the Edge
The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC, 44 Charlton Street at Varick St, Manhattan, 6:30-9pm, $25 general admission, $10 students

NYC Sierra Club Gotham Whale Program & Whale Watch (Queens)
Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, 3706 77th Street, Queens, 6:30-8:30pm, program donation, whale watch $40 seniors, $45 adults, children/students less/tbd
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