Archive for the ‘Resiliency and Sustainability’ Category

Protect Bronx Neighborhoods from Overdevelpment

Saturday, February 10th, 2024 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability | No Comments »

BCEQ asks City to Pause City of Yes in Climate Emergency until it identifies a carbon baseline

Saturday, December 16th, 2023 Posted in Board Meetings, Climate Emergency, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ asks City to Pause City of Yes in Climate Emergency until it identifies a carbon baseline

BCEQ POSITION ON THE CITY OF YESIn recent years we have experienced more frequent and increased rain events, or the new normal, with catastrophic flooding as a result. It is not an accident of nature; it is caused by humans. ...

2023-10-14_Manage-Climate-Change_Fund-GI

Saturday, October 14th, 2023 Posted in Communications Work, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Parks Committee, Permits Comments and locations, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability, Tibbetts Brook Daylighting, Water Committee | Comments Off on 2023-10-14_Manage-Climate-Change_Fund-GI

BCEQ's Statement to the Joint Committees on Environmental Protection, Resiliency & Waterfronts, and on Parks and Recreation Hearing on October 11, 2023 Anyone serious about managing Climate Change would increase the DEP, DPR and DOT Budget for Green Infrastructure (GI). Climate ...

Connections for the Harlem River Greenway

Monday, September 4th, 2023 Posted in Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Harlem River Working Group, In the News, Maps, Resiliency and Sustainability, Tibbetts Brook Daylighting | Comments Off on Connections for the Harlem River Greenway

 

Climate Change Solutions using Carbon and Energy Efficiency

Sunday, February 19th, 2023 Posted in Board Meetings, Committees, Communications Committee Work, Environmental Justice Issues, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Newsletters, Power Plan, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability, Water Committee | Comments Off on Climate Change Solutions using Carbon and Energy Efficiency

Climate Change Solutions using Carbon and Energy Efficiency Many of us are concerned about what the future holds in terms of Climate Change, Green House Gases, and Carbon Sequestration. Conserving and protecting our natural resources, making our uses of electricity more ...

Cement, Rent, Environment

Sunday, February 19th, 2023 Posted in Blogs, climate changge, Communications Committee Work, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Greenway, In the News, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability, Water Committee | Comments Off on Cement, Rent, Environment

     While all agree to protect our future by cutting down on greenhouse gases. The question is just how much are we willing to give up. Cement manufacturing accounts for 8% of the world’s CO2 emissions. Concrete, which is ...

The Birth of Green Infrastructure in the Bronx #2

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 Posted in BCEQ Events, Board Meetings, climate changge, Committees, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Parks Committee, Resiliency and Sustainability, Water Committee | Comments Off on The Birth of Green Infrastructure in the Bronx #2

This is the second of our series celebrating the fifty years of BCEQ.  This one was supposed to be online (but I forgot to keep on recording), but FACEBOOK to the rescue.  I hope you all can find it with ...

BCEQ Comments Zoning for Coastal Flood Resiliency

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 Posted in climate changge, Committees, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Permits Comments and locations, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ Comments Zoning for Coastal Flood Resiliency

NYC offered a zoning amendment to help the low lying areas of the city recover from Superstorm Sandy. It included changes that will harden the waterfront. They provided an Environmental Review because of potential impacts. BCEQ comments the the Draft ...

BCEQ Reading Room on the Zoning for Coastal Flooding Resiliency

Sunday, December 13th, 2020 Posted in Educational Environmentalists, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, mill pond park, nyc, Resiliency and Sustainability | Comments Off on BCEQ Reading Room on the Zoning for Coastal Flooding Resiliency

BCEQ Reading Room on the Zoning for Coastal Flooding Resiliency From the sound of it, you may think Zoning for Coastal Flooding Resiliency (ZCFR) will protect us from coastal flooding, or ensure our waterfronts are rebuilt naturally to capture storm surges ...

BCEQ comments NYC FY21 Executive Budget

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 Posted in Calendared Items, Committees, Communications Committee Work, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Jerome Park Reservoir, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Parks Committee, Resiliency and Sustainability, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ comments NYC FY21 Executive Budget

Below are our comments on the Mayor's Budget for FY21 which begins this July. In summary, we comment on the Parks Department cuts to Maintenance and Operations and seasonal workers; the Environmental Protection cuts to cleaning around Jerome Park Reservoir, ...

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 ...

Demand the NO ACTION option for SNAD

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Harlem River Working Group, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, NYC Parks Department, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability | Comments Off on Demand the NO ACTION option for SNAD

The Special Natural Areas District (SNAD) in the Bronx is being changed by City Planning. The proposed change would allow construction of impervious surfaces and lawns within buffers can impair buffer function by clearing trees, altering existing wetland hydrology, and increasing ...

Greening the Bronx: Clean, Capture and Soak-In Rain

Saturday, March 16th, 2019 Posted in Front Page News, Greenversations, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability | Comments Off on Greening the Bronx: Clean, Capture and Soak-In Rain

Greening the Bronx with Green Infrastructure is a simple way to clean our water, capture it before it wears out our streets, from flooding or freezing, and help any rainfall/snow to soak into the land, lawns, and ...

Learn Up Workshop November 2018

Monday, November 19th, 2018 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Committees, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on Learn Up Workshop November 2018

Bronx Council for Environmental Quality held environmental pre-SpeakUp LearnUp workshops, on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00 pm to 8 pm in the Leo Engineering Building – Fischback room 4th Floor of Manhattan College, 3825 Corlear Avenue, at 238th Street in the Bronx NY.  Sponsors include Con Edison and Bronx ...

Living Shoreline Green Infrastructure Project

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 Posted in Committees, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | 1 Comment »

"When beavers make a series of dams and ponds within a drainage basin, the water cycle in the entire watershed is affected.  Wetlands act like a sponge, soaking up water during storms and releasing it slowly in drier times.  The ...

East Bronx LearnUp to SpeakUp 12.6.2018

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Committees, Communications Work, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on East Bronx LearnUp to SpeakUp 12.6.2018

“Learning How to be Good Stewards of Our Water and Land” You are invited to participate in the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality environmental pre-SpeakUp workshops EAST BRONX Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Owen F. Dolen Park Recreation Center 2551 Westchester ...

10.12.2018 BCEQ Comments to the ACOE on Storm Barriers Environmental Review

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Committees, Communications Work, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on 10.12.2018 BCEQ Comments to the ACOE on Storm Barriers Environmental Review

we wrote: "Sometime in the Fourth Grade, we learned about the interaction of land, water and air. It is a simple lesson that begins with the basics of the water cycle -- the essence of all life on earth. It is ...

Haven Project – release the funds

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Define the Issues, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Lower Concourse North, mill pond park, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks | Comments Off on Haven Project – release the funds

We have seen this happen before.  This is how we lost our parkland at Pier 5 to the favorite building in the city.  But I divert from this story.  You may remember the Producers?  Well, here we go again.       Our friends ...

Living Ecological Green Infrastructure Tools

Thursday, October 25th, 2018 Posted in Communications Work, Define the Issues, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Low Impact Development, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on Living Ecological Green Infrastructure Tools

Thanks to our friends at USGS, we have collected some interesting links on this page. We plan to list and update this topic on nature based ways to view water and how it moves through the soil. - Library on different ...

WHEN PARKLAND IS NOT REALLY PARKLAND

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, mill pond park, NYC Parks Department, Permits, Permits Comments and locations, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | 1 Comment »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2018 CONTACT: Karen Argenti, 646-529-1990 WHEN PARKLAND IS NOT REALLY PARKLAND (Bronx, NY) The case of the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) and Young vs. the City of New York, et al. concerning Pier 5 and the ...