Archive for the ‘Events and Action Items’ Category

Second Chance Saturdays…time’s running out

March 19, 2008

Haven’t gotten around to donating unused clothing, coats, shoes boots, hats, jackets, towels, bedding or linens lately?

Bring your unwanted textiles (no matter the condition) to the Goodwill van at Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket this Saturday and the following Saturday, March 29th – the last two days of a program started January 5th – from 8am to 4pm.

Turns out textile waste makes-up almost 6% of New York City’s residential waste.   More low hanging fruit! 

Electronics Waste Action Items

March 10, 2008

Email a reluctant Mayor Bloomberg, urging him to sign into law the “e-waste” bill.

And Brooklynites, while we await passage of this important legislation, put May 18th in your calender.    

It’s the day you can finally clean out all those dust covered computing dinosaurs stacked in closets and on shelves.   From 8am to 2pm at Prospect Park next to the Carousel near Flatbush and Empire.   For more information regarding this event or other city recyling events in other boroughs go to   

Neighborhood Sustainability Event Tonight

March 6, 2008

The event that set the checklist in motion –

Tonight,Thursday, March 6th, the Park Slope Civic Council is hosting a community forum on sustainability entitled “PlanPS2008: How You Can Start Fighting Climate Change Today.”

The forum will feature sessions on the ins and outs of solar panels and green roofs, along with lots of easy-to-implement, eco-friendly tips. Whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, the forum’s expert panelists will provide you with the know-how to start making Park Slope a greener community today.
The panelists include the Director of the Mayor’s Office on Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, Rohit Aggarwala, solar-power expert Anthony Pereira, green-roof guru Rob Crauderueff and Garbage Land author Elizabeth Royte.
Thursday, March 6th, 2008
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Old First Reformed Church
7th Avenue and Carroll Street
The forum is free, and free on-site child care will be provided by Old First’s trained childcare staff. 
It should be a great event, and I’m delighted to report that, of course, a version of the checklist will be distributed to those attending.