Archive for the ‘Project Green’ Category

In the NY Times: Panel Suggests 100 Ways Buildings Can Be Greener 02/02/10

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 Posted in Front Page News, In the News, Parks Committee, Project Green, Water Committee | 1 Comment »

By MIREYA NAVARRO Published: February 1, 2010 A panel of experts convened by the mayor and City Council issued more than 100 recommendations Monday on how to make New York City’s building codes more environmentally sound by imposing energy-saving requirements on construction ...

Bronx Parks Speak Up: Sat., February 27

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 Posted in Front Page News, Low Impact Development, Parks Committee, Project Green | 1 Comment »

Bronx Parks Speak Up! Open Spaces, Environment and Health Presentations Energy Efficiency Harlem River Working Group Shape Up NY Workshops Rain Water Harvesting Organic Growing Techniques Worm Bins Made Easy (composting) Panel Discussion Sustainable/Green Community Development Learn about all the Resources/Opportunities for Community Groups, Educators & Volunteers Join us ...

EPA Stormwater Management Regs for Federal Facilities

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, In the News, Project Green, UnBLOGlievable!, Water Committee | Comments Off on EPA Stormwater Management Regs for Federal Facilities

This is really unbelievably exciting. Just reading the fact sheet is terrific! Stormwater Management for Federal Facilities under Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/lid/section438/ You HAVE to download this fact sheet: http://www.epa.gov/owow/NPS/lid/section438/pdf/final_sec438_factsht.pdf

In the NY Times, 11-18-09: Green Roofs and Walls

Friday, November 20th, 2009 Posted in Front Page News, In the News, Project Green, Uncategorized | Comments Off on In the NY Times, 11-18-09: Green Roofs and Walls

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/19/business/energy-environment/19WALLS.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=edible%20walls&st=cse “We have 30 miles of rooftop in New York City and maybe 3,000 miles of walls,” said Paul Mankiewicz, the executive director of the Gaia Institute in New York. “It’s basically about maximizing the productivity per square foot.”

Bronx River plan to abate the combined sewer overflow consent decree

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 Posted in Bronx River, Front Page News, Low Impact Development, Project Green, Water Committee | Comments Off on Bronx River plan to abate the combined sewer overflow consent decree

What can we say? The DEP put forth yet another stellar (not really) plan for Clean Water on the Bronx River. With excuses like, Westchester County pollutes the river; we can not use Green roofs as we have ...

In Memory of Michael Jackson – Earth Song

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 Posted in Front Page News, Project Green | Comments Off on In Memory of Michael Jackson – Earth Song

Take a few minutes to celebrate his life, and watch this great video and song. Earth Song Thank you Michael

UBLOGeivable! Grass pellets to keep warm – a sustainable solution to grass cuttings

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, Project Green, UnBLOGlievable! | 3 Comments »

This is a great story from the Catskill Watershed Corporation, the Watershed Advocate, Winter 2008.  Excerpts are provided here for a quick read, but you should check out the whole story. Staying Warm:  Grass pellets may be one solution The potential of ...

GREEN ROOFS – BEAUTIFUL AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO STORM WATER RUNOFF

Friday, February 20th, 2009 Posted in Committees, Front Page News, Member's Blog, Project Green, Water Committee | Comments Off on GREEN ROOFS – BEAUTIFUL AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO STORM WATER RUNOFF

I signed up for a two hour discussion of Green Roofs conducted by the EPA. We had about 1000 people online and here are some good links and contacts.  There is a great video worth while watching –  Reduce Runoff: ...

Chip In! Mulch Your Tree! Help NYC Grow! January 10 and 11

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 Posted in Front Page News, Greenversations, Member's Blog, Project Green | Comments Off on Chip In! Mulch Your Tree! Help NYC Grow! January 10 and 11

10am – 2pm Saturday January 10 & Sunday January 11th Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city! Remember to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing the tree ...

An interesting Environmental Web page

Sunday, December 14th, 2008 Posted in Front Page News, Project Green | Comments Off on An interesting Environmental Web page

http://www.seql.org/100ways.cfm 100 Ways to Save The Environment

Greenversations: What do you do with unused OTC or prescription drugs?

Sunday, December 14th, 2008 Posted in Front Page News, Project Green | 2 Comments »

News brief: Blog Question Of The Week: What do you do with unused over-the-counter or prescription drugs? What do you do with unused over-the-counter or prescription drugs? Drugs and pharmaceutical products include powerful chemicals that have saved or improved countless ...

EPA Greenversations: How are you going green for the holidays?

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 Posted in Front Page News, Project Green | 2 Comments »

For release: (Washington, D.C. – Monday, Nov. 17, 2008) Blog Question of the Week: How are you going green for the holidays? Ever wanted to tell EPA what you thought on an environmental topic? Each week, you have your ...

President’s Blog, September 26, 2008: Lehman College Science Building

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 Posted in President's Blog, Project Green | Comments Off on President’s Blog, September 26, 2008: Lehman College Science Building

LEHMAN COLLEGE GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCEREMONY - September 24th '2008 9AM When Karen first mentioned the Lehman College Groundbreaking Ceremony for their new state-of-art Science Research Facility, I said, "NoWay!" would I get up at regular workingman's hours just for a free ...

EPA Greenversations:What did you or your school do to be greener this year? ¿Qué hizo usted o su escuela para ser más verde este año?

Monday, September 15th, 2008 Posted in Front Page News, Project Green | Comments Off on EPA Greenversations:What did you or your school do to be greener this year? ¿Qué hizo usted o su escuela para ser más verde este año?

Question of the Week: What did you or your school do to be greener this year? (Washington, D.C. – September 15, 2008) Ever wanted to tell EPA what you thought on an environmental topic? Each week, you have your ...

EPA Greenversations: How have you prepared for emergencies? ¿Cómo se ha preparado para las emergencias?

Monday, September 8th, 2008 Posted in Front Page News, Project Green | 2 Comments »

Question of the Week: How have you prepared for emergencies? (Washington, D.C. – September 8, 2008) Ever wanted to tell EPA what you thought on an environmental topic?  Each week, you have your chance in the EPA blog, Greenversations.  Each question ...

The Mets – the Blue and Orange are going Green!

Saturday, September 6th, 2008 Posted in Front Page News, Project Green | Comments Off on The Mets – the Blue and Orange are going Green!

Last spring the New York Mets boasted that the construction of their new stadium, Citi Field, is on time, on budget, and green! The Mets are using “green improvements,” suggesting public transportation routes, encouraging community participation, and hiring ...