The Climate Idea Exchange presents public programs designed to inform Brooklynites and inspire them to take action.
Our main project has been a series of panel discussions called "Climate Wednesdays: Solutions for a Cooler Brooklyn," launched in Fall 2019 in collaboration with Brooklyn Public Library. We’ve gathered experts and activists to explore a wide range of climate issues and creative solutions, including climate-friendly heating and cooling, green jobs, transportation, climate and health, and parenting in the age of climate change. These events, originally live at the library, went online during 2020 and 2021. With Zoom attendance trending down, we piloted a new format— a live "Climate Chat" for a small group, held in an art gallery—and are exploring possibilities for outdoor events.
We’ve also launched a series of podcasts called "Climate Check: Stories and Solutions."
Our work includes researching potential topics, identifying and recruiting speakers, publicizing events, and developing and publicizing the podcast series. To get involved, please email us at