Governors Island could be future hub for NYC climate solutions
As smoke from raging western U.S. wildfires spreads clear across the country, causing unusually hazy skies above New York City, the climate crisis looms larger than ever.
For solutions, city residents may soon look to the heart of New York Harbor.
The Trust for Governors Island on Thursday unveiled plans to develop a center for climate solutions on Governors Island, leveraging the Island’s unique environment and waterfront location as a public living laboratory.
The proposed center would provide a central convening spot for researchers, advocates, innovators and students from around the globe focused on climate change solutions, while offering opportunities for public engagement, bringing hands-on education, programming and advocacy initiatives regarding climate and environmental issues directly to New Yorkers.