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A word from
KAREN BLONDEL

Housing and Development

Towards a future we want to live in.

Often when we imagine the future, we find our worst nightmares.  Admittedly there's a lot to fear with what's ahead, and it's important to feel all of it. But what of the future we actually want? 


From the youth just starting to raise their voices to the ones hoarse from years on the frontlines, a tide is shifting, and people are starting to demand something better from our systems, our way of business and even our own habits.


And the more we lean in to the people and ideas worth celebrating and supporting, the more we’ll make the future we need. 

KNOW YOUR NEW YORKERS CHANGING THE CLIMATE

Imagined Futures asks us to envision the world as we want it to be and then actively support the people and organizations who have been working tirelessly to create it.

Imagined Futures will focus on four areas of Climate: Housing and Development, Restoring our Relationship with land, System Change (policy), Youth Justice, and our Shoreline- We will focus on the people behind the work rather than just the work itself, diving into the past, present and future of our very real climate realities and community needs. 

ROOTING FOR THE WORK
ON THE GROUND

Climate solutions can be romantic, but if created in silos or think-tanks not rooted in communities, they won’t solve anything.

 

Moving across the city, we’re partnering with community organizations, businesses, artists, teachers, activists and thinkers who are working to change the climate.

In this particular and crucial time – ten years out from Sandy–  Imagined Futures looks to galvanize, high-five and resource people and projects guiding us towards the future we owe to the earth… and each other. 

These aren't
easy problems. 

These aren't
easy solutions. 
There are people doing the work.

BRINGING YOU AN EXTENSIVE PROGRAM
ACROSS THE BOROUGHS

From the Bronx to Staten Island and everywhere inbetween, Imagined Futures is hi-fiving, galvanizing and spotlighting the work that is and has been happening all over New York City towards a livable future.

We invite you to not only envision the future we want, but help to actively make it.  Come celebrate, dance, engage, argue even- and then… let’s roll up our sleeves and find the best place to put our hands to use. We all have good work to do.

Check Out Past Programming

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL BREWERIES

To raise funds and awareness, we’re partnering with local NYC breweries making their own Imagined Futures beers with proceeds going directly to the NYC climate superstars.

 

We began last October at Strong Rope Brewery in Red Hook. Strong Rope already uses 100% NY ingredients but our collaboration made the most sustainable beer yet in their lineup. Their free rise fermented IPA was made with malt and grain transported down the Hudson on the sailboat Appolonia and used hops sauce to cut down on fresh resources. And best yet, it was delicious.

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