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Lets hear it for the Human Impacts Institute, a Williamsburg based nonprofit that is fighting the global climate crisis — with art!

The Human Impacts Institute seeks to foster the systematic changes needed for humanity to avert disaster by using art to educate and inspire. The nonprofit will host events on Governor’s Island called House of Solutions, where locals are invited to explore solutions to staving off apocalypse, including an Aug. 2 dance party to honor plants and trees.

Founder and director Tara DePorte started The Human Impacts Institute in 2010 after working for nine years as director of environmental education and as program director for the Lower East Side Ecology Center, where she helped develop opportunities for inner-city youth to learn about their local environment. She has also served as a global representative of The Climate Reality Project since 2006, presenting to thousands of people worldwide about climate change

DePorte has a bachelors in Human Impacts on Ecosystems from the University of Virginia and a masters in Climate and Society from Columbia University. DePorte’s passion for climate goes beyond her extensive education in developing sustainable environments for societies. She has also had climate experience in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe.

Reach reporter Chandler Kidd at ckidd@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–2525. Follow her at twitter.com/ChanAnnKidd.
Updated 9:27 am, July 30, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Maximilian says:
When India and China start making real changes in the way they live then let me know. Meanwhile i’m not freaking out the way we live over here
July 30, 5:46 am
Barry from Kenya says:
Hang in there Henry. It’s only two more days until you can refill your medication. Make sure to thank Obama then.
July 30, 10:23 am
Barry from Kenya says:
I'm stuck on stupid, maybe I should try unplugging and plugging back in?
July 30, 11:22 am
Barry from Kenya says:
“Staving off the apocalypse”. Spoken like every true believing cult member that ever lived. Someday you sheeple will wake up and realize you have been played for suckers. Until then, stay away from my car.
July 30, 2:30 pm
Barry from Kenya says:
“trump 2020”. Spoken like every true believing cult member that ever lived. Someday you sheeple will wake up and realize you have been played for suckers. Until then, stay away from my reproductive rights.
July 30, 2:59 pm
Barry from Kenya says:
Supporters of the duly elected president running for a second term are cult members? Projection much?
July 30, 3:39 pm
Barry from Kenya says:
Supporters of the illegitimately elected president attempting to run the country in the ground for a second term are cult members? YES!
July 30, 4:28 pm
Hillary from Prison says:
“Illegitimately elected president”. Yup, it’s a cult folks. Luckily it can be divided against itself. Watch the long knives come out against Bernie and Elizabeth and their supporters flock to President Trump again. The left will be in outright civil war within a year and the president will be re-elected in a landslide.
July 30, 11:02 pm
Hillary from Prison says:
Sometimes I surprise myself at how stupid and gullible I am.
July 31, 7:13 am
Hillary from Prison says:
Like how I deny Biden is 10+ points ahead of drumpf. I'll say it's fake news because I don't like it. That's what fat, uneducated, racist, trump supporters do!
July 31, 7:19 am
Hillary from Prison says:
Lol at anyone that believes that Bernie and Warren supporters will show up to vote for creepy Uncle Joe or Kamala the cop. The left is hopelessly divided and Trump will be re-elected. It’s over, the good guys won.
July 31, 10:52 am
Hillary from Prison says:
I'm so buthurt that Hillary isn't in prison! Can't say the same when lil lying donnie is no longer president.
July 31, 11:04 am
Hillary from Prison says:
I'm living in a fox news world and blinded by my racism.
July 31, 11:05 am
Hillary from Prison says:
All trump Supporters are Overweight Uneducated Bigots, remember that folks!
July 31, 11:05 am

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