Archive for the ‘Blogs’ Category

Watersheds and MS4 Westchester County

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 Posted in Bronx River, ESRI Maps, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Projects, Tibbetts Brook Daylighting | Comments Off on Watersheds and MS4 Westchester County

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The Road to Environmental Justice in the Bronx

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 Posted in Educational Environmentalists, Environmental Justice Issues, Environmental Reviews, ESRI Maps, Front Page News, In the News, Maps | Comments Off on The Road to Environmental Justice in the Bronx

Student Research Project

The Road to Environmental Justice 2021

Sunday, September 5th, 2021 Posted in Communications Work, eMagazine, ESRI Maps, Front Page News, In the News, Newsletters | Comments Off on The Road to Environmental Justice 2021

We are excited with the work of the students. We asked them to help us find out why the Bronx is still 62 at a 62 in the state for health outcomes. The program helped BCEQ find the road to ...

Earth Day Today Presidents Blog

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 Posted in Educational Environmentalists, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Greenversations, President's Blog, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability | Comments Off on Earth Day Today Presidents Blog

BCEQ Earth Day Week 2020 Because the Earth Needs More Than a Day—and We’re Home Anyway Bronx Council for Environmental Quality did not let COVID-19 defeat it.  Our all-volunteer organization held its Annual Conference—and then some.  Monday, April 22 was our kickoff ...

President Bob’s Blog: 3 BODs on Bronx Power 50

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 Posted in Blogs, Bronx River, Communications Work, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, In the News, Jerome Park Reservoir, President Blog, Projects | Comments Off on President Bob’s Blog: 3 BODs on Bronx Power 50

The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality is proud to have THREE members of its Board of Directors named to the Bronx Power 50. This special issue of City and State Magazine issue recognizes “50 of the borough's most influential leaders” who “have who ...

Lower Concourse North Parks Sell Out

Sunday, September 24th, 2017 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, In the News, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5 | Comments Off on Lower Concourse North Parks Sell Out

Known as having the worst air quality and highest asthma rates in the country, the South Bronx continually receives a failing grade from the American Lung Association. Nowhere in the City's plans is a way to mitigate this crisis. On ...

Using Parkland to build Housing – only in the Bronx!!!

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, In the News, Low Impact Development, Permits Comments and locations, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Using Parkland to build Housing – only in the Bronx!!!

Waterfront parkland for private use – if they get it in the South Bronx, you will get it too! An Open Letter to the Public: For more than twenty years, city leaders have twisted the arms of local elected officials to ...

Summer Associate through AmeriCorps VISTA – apply by 4/29/2015

Monday, April 27th, 2015 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects | Comments Off on Summer Associate through AmeriCorps VISTA – apply by 4/29/2015

Harlem River Working Group Summer Associate through AmeriCorps VISTA [caption id="attachment_2335" align="alignleft" width="255"] 5000 Native Plants capture pollutants[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2344" align="alignleft" width="255"] Canoeing on the Harlem River[/caption]   Job posted by: The Harlem River Working Group of Bronx Council for Environmental Quality Job description – The ...

UnBLOGlievable! Taking the Park where our Popup Wetland sits

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, UnBLOGlievable! | Comments Off on UnBLOGlievable! Taking the Park where our Popup Wetland sits

PROMISES, PROMISES: THE BRONX In what can only be described as the latest version of "ULURP - The Producers", the re-sale of city owned property along the Harlem River Waterfront continues, aka the 2012 Olympics Velodrome site in the Bronx.  The ...

Movie: The Great Invisible – about the Deepwater Horizon

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 Posted in Blogs, Educational Environmentalists, Front Page News, In the News, Water Committee | Comments Off on Movie: The Great Invisible – about the Deepwater Horizon

THE GREAT INVISIBLE October 27, 2014 In this thought-provoking documentary which impressed audiences and won the Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival, Peabody Award winning documentarian Margaret Brown (THE ORDER OF MYTHS) explores the fallout of the explosion of Deepwater ...

Climate Central: Hurricane Sandy’s Untold Filthy Legacy: Sewage

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 Posted in East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, In the News, Water Committee | 1 Comment »

Hurricane Sandy was one of the largest storms to hit the northeast U.S. in recorded history, killing 159, knocking out power to millions, and causing $70 billion in damage in eight states. Sandy also put the vulnerability of critical infrastructure ...

From other pens: Opposition to FreshDirect Project Grows to 34 Organizations

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, In the News, Low Impact Development | Comments Off on From other pens: Opposition to FreshDirect Project Grows to 34 Organizations

Opposition to FreshDirect Project Grows to 34 Organizations Sustainable South Bronx, Bronx Council for Environmental Quality and Green Worker Cooperatives Release Independent Policy Statements Against the Company’s Move to the South Bronx Citing the neighborhood’s “long history of being overburdened with unfavorable ...

A walk down Stratford Avenue with Paul Mankiewicz

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 Posted in Blogs, Bronx River, Committees, Front Page News, In the News, Project Green, Water Committee | 2 Comments »

WALKS AND TALKS City of Soil: A Walk Down Stratford Avenue with Paul Mankiewicz Paul Mankiewicz is no ordinary biologist and plant scientist. As founder and director of the The Gaia Institute, Mankiewicz explores — through research, development, design, and education — the relationship ...

EPA Recommends New Recreational Water Quality Criteria to Better Protect Public Health

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 Posted in Blogs, Committees, Front Page News, In the News, Water Committee | Comments Off on EPA Recommends New Recreational Water Quality Criteria to Better Protect Public Health

News Release link here: EPA Recommends New Recreational Water Quality Criteria to Better Protect Public Health Release Date: 11/26/2012 Contact Information: Julia Valentine (News Media Only), valentine.julia@epa.gov, 202-564-0496 , 202-564-4355 WASHINGTON -- Pursuant to an order from a U.S. District Court and as required ...

From other pens… Fresh Direct: A Rotten Deal

Sunday, May 20th, 2012 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Projects, UnBLOGlievable! | Comments Off on From other pens… Fresh Direct: A Rotten Deal

Great Article on the topic! RottenFreshDirect Tom Angotti is Professor of Urban Affairs & Planning at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and Director of the Hunter College Center for Community Planning & Development. Evan Mason, Senior Fellow at the Center, ...

Environmental Education Awards

Saturday, April 28th, 2012 Posted in Board Meetings, Calendared Items, Committees, Education, Educational Environmentalists, Front Page News, In the News | Comments Off on Environmental Education Awards

BCEQ is soliciting nominations for its Annual Environmental Education Awards. The first award was initiated in 1987 by one of BCEQ’s founders, Helen C. Reel, to honor civic-minded Bronx educators who demonstrate concern for posterity through their efforts to preserve ...

BCEQ Annual Meeting on Pi Day (March 14) – Sing the song

Friday, February 24th, 2012 Posted in Board Meetings, Calendared Items, Front Page News, UnBLOGlievable! | Comments Off on BCEQ Annual Meeting on Pi Day (March 14) – Sing the song

Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 Posted in Calendared Items, Front Page News, President's Blog | Comments Off on Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week

Please read this important message from the Department of Environmental Conservation. Dear Concerned Citizen, The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive invasive insect that has already killed over 50 million ash trees in neighboring states, and has now been detected in ...

Bronxites tell the News what they want from their hometown paper

Sunday, November 28th, 2010 Posted in Blogs, Communications Work, Front Page News, In the News | Comments Off on Bronxites tell the News what they want from their hometown paper

Bronxites tell the News what they want from their hometown paper Check out Karen Argenti, BCEQ Board Member's comments. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/bronx/2010/11/23/2010-11-23_bronxites_tell_the_news_what_they_want_from_their_hometown_paper.html

Sensitive Receiving Waters – Designation for the Harlem and Bronx Rivers

Monday, October 4th, 2010 Posted in Bronx River, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Projects, UnBLOGlievable!, Water Committee | Comments Off on Sensitive Receiving Waters – Designation for the Harlem and Bronx Rivers

Here are the letters exchanged between BCEQ and the DEC. DEC Commissioner Denied Appeal - BCEQ_DECCom_reject_appeal (8-3-10) Appeal to the DEC Commissioner  BCEQ_Appeal_Sensitive_Area_04192010 DEC response  - DEC_reply_to_BCEQ__Requesting_Sensitive_Area_(3-5-10) BCEQ request to designated Bronx and Harlem Rivers as Sensitive Areas -  BCEQ__Requesting_Sensitive_Area_02172010 Check out what other EPA regions ...