Living Lab

Gov­er­nors Island is itself an exper­i­ment in cre­at­ing resilient coastal land­scapes with a new 43-acre park designed to address pro­ject­ed sea-lev­el rise and dozens of edu­ca­tion­al and cul­tur­al part­ners engag­ing in these issues. The Liv­ing Lab, estab­lished in 2023 and led by the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island, is a new plat­form for research, part­ner­ships, and pro­grams to ampli­fy cli­mate action that includes the fol­low­ing components: 

Climate Solutions Piloting Program

Fostering the solutions of the future. Click here >>

Climate Field Trip Programs

Opportunities for young New York­ers to learn about cli­mate change. Coming soon.

Interim Community Convening Space

Space for public pro­gram­ming, work­shops, and gath­er­ings. Coming soon.

City­wide Col­lab­o­ra­tion for a Green­er Future

The Trust for Gov­er­nors Island is proud to be a key mem­ber of the Har­bor Cli­mate Col­lab­o­ra­tive, a joint ini­tia­tive between three mis­­­sion-aligned pub­lic enti­ties with sites along New York Har­bor — the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island (TGI), New York City Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (NYCEDC) and Brook­lyn Navy Yard Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (BNY­DC). The Col­lab­o­ra­tive will be the cen­ter of a bur­geon­ing cli­mate inno­va­tion ecosys­tem in New York City.

With over $725 mil­lion in pub­lic invest­ments for the green econ­o­my at NYCEDC’s Sun­set Park Dis­trict, the Brook­lyn Navy Yard, and on Gov­er­nors Island, all three part­ner­ing insti­tu­tions sup­port cli­mate inno­va­tors through pilot­ing, ten­ant­i­ng, reg­u­la­to­ry coor­di­na­tion, work­force devel­op­ment, knowledge/​data shar­ing, fundrais­ing, and facil­i­tat­ing access to City agen­cies. Learn more.

The Liv­ing Lab is made pos­si­ble with the gen­er­ous sup­port of Ama­zon, Con Edi­son, Don­ald A. Pels Char­i­ta­ble Trust, the New York Com­mu­ni­ty Trust, Deutsche Bank, and LISC.