Two weeks ago, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke during the UN Climate Action Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Climate change deniers have begun to attack the teen on social media–similar to those verbal attacks Stoneman Douglas School survivors received at the beginning of last year. Thunberg shed tears on stage and demanded change to save her generation from reaching a non-reversible turning point in climate change.

Greta is one of the many people trying to take drastic measures to help our planet. In December 2017, The Museum of the City of New York and CUNY hosted a panel to discuss ideas of renewable energy sources in NYC, lessening climate change's effects and financial impacts, and protecting our grid against possible outside interference. 

Hear from Michael Shank of USDN, New School professor Charles Allison, CUNY's Director of Sustainability Tria Case, NYCHA's Vice President of Energy and Sustainability Bomee Jung, and Nilda Mesa of Columbia University's Urban Design Lab/Earth Institute and formerly of Mayor DeBlasio's office, as the discuss how big cities can take back control of its resources, and how to engage change beyond a political standpoint and getting citizens involved in a greener future.