I’m a cuttin’ and a pastin’ these emails I received. Hey, at least I’m a postin’!
“On Thursday, September 18th, the Center for the Urban Environment will host Green Brooklyn…Green City-drawing over 3000 residents from all five boroughs to a full day symposium event at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall. “Green Brooklyn…Green City is unique in its sheer size and breadth,” says Aisha Glover, Director of Public Affairs and organizer of the event, “its New York City’s largest showcase of green and sustainability issues, programs, and products.”
At the 4th Annual Green Brooklyn event, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies come from across the five boroughs to share ideas with the public about how to live greener in their everyday lives. This year’s partnership with Greenmarket expands the event exponentially and couples the great work of the Council on the Environment of NYC with the Center’s own innovative programming. “Relationships like these,” says Sandi Franklin, Executive Director of the Center, “confirm the city’s status as a place of partnership and innovation. This great city is in the forefront of sustainability issues nation-wide.”
It is not surprising, then, that the event features some of the city’s preeminent leaders-from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz to
businesses like Icestone and Green Depot.
With over 75 exhibitors on site, attendees can learn first-hand from local experts about socially conscious investing, how to solar your building, choosing non-toxic home products (and of course where to buy them!) how real urbanites compost, shopping eco-chic, and what New York City is doing to create a more sustainable future. Some are ‘events within events’ like the film showing of King Corn, a documentary that tells the seed-to-plate story of a crop that drives our nation-and a sustainability panel for nonprofits that features a number of community leaders, including pioneering nonprofits such as Sustainable South Bronx, Fifth Avenue Committee and Solar One.
“Green Brooklyn… Green City is in its fourth incarnation-and is reaching more and more New Yorkers every year,” agreed Franklin. “Its momentum is in close step with the city’s commitment to developing more sustainable communities. We are excited by the energy of this event and are eager to expand our role as a critical resource for discussions about the issues that most affect the future of our city.”
For full details visit greenbrooklyn.org
Birdwatching: Saturday, September 20
9 a.m. – Noon
Tour Guide: Randy Schutz
“We’ll meet on the southeast corner of 81st Streetand Central Park West on the park side entering the Park directly and taking in what wildlife may be in evidence along the way. Dependent on what we find we’ll visit Tanner Spring, the Shakespeare Garden, pass by Belvedere Castle and head into the Ramble. Much will depend on what we find and where we find it.
Almost 200 different species of birds can be found in Central Park during the year. Most birds are more active in the early morning and late afternoon, although there will be some activity throughout the day.
Please dress comfortably, and if possible bring binoculars. If you are new to birding, you will be given a few pointers about using binoculars and doing birding.”
$5 guest fee.
New York Bird Club
Obamatrips to PA from Dutchess County: September 20th & more
“Wilkes-Barre PA needs help canvassing. Stay the day or stay the weekend. We have accommodation options for overnight. Signing-up well in advance helps us with this. We are hoping to make a presence every weekend between now and the election. PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN YOUR REPLY: 1) * Phone Number * and *email address* and *town you will be leaving from* 2) Are you willing to drive or do you need a ride? 3) Day trip or overnight? Expect to receive specific details of location and arrival time from direct contact by email@example.com. Our efforts will pay off on November 4th. Thank You!”