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Every Person in New York

Earth Day is tomorrow, though many of the events were held this past weekend. Over at the Javits, April 24-26, is the Green Festival Expo, showcasing sustainable food and lifestyle products.

Since the short film Overview was released in 2012, it's been seen by 7 million people. It's about the 'overview effect', a profound change of perspective experienced by many astronauts once they have contemplated Earth from space. The two men behind Overview, Guy Reid and Steve Watts Kennedy, follow up with Planetary. It combines footage from NASA Apollo missions with thoughts on the meaning of the Earth from astronauts, environmentalists (Bill McKibben) and a Buddhist spiritual leader.

There's a screening of Planetary at the Beekman Theatre with a panel discussion to follow with the creators, tomorrow night, 7pm.

This Saturday is the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative's Spring Greenway Bike Tour. The 40-mile Epic Ride happens on July 25. You'll be able to see the beginnings of Project Underway, that will connect to the Jamaica Bay Greenway with bike paths and more under the elevated A line.

Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett is a completely fascinating examination of a phenomenon that most of us give little thought to, except when there's too much or too little.

Riverkeeper Sweep, the annual Hudson River environs cleanup, takes place at 100 sites between NYC and Albany.

Think Progress argues that New York Just Quietly Raided Its Climate Program For Cash and doing so may have serious, unintended consequences.

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for Every Person in New York on Tuesdays in MUG and daily at Jason's site.

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