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Clif Bar's 2-Mile Challenge

Clif Bar’s 2-Mile Challenge

Based on the idea that “40% of Urban Travel is 2 Miles or Less”, the folks at Clif Bar are challenging us all to “Ride Your Bike to Fight Global Warming”. Type in your address to find out what’s within a 2-mile radius, from grocery stores to bars to parks to banks, and add your […]

Biking To Kindergarten

Felixio, originally uploaded by [Zakkaliciousness]. Another photo from Copenhagen website Cycliciousness: Transporting kids in Copenhagen is an integral part of our bike culture. As mentioned previously in this blog 36% of Copenhageners ride their bike each day on average. This figure is bumped up to 50% between spring and summer. That translates into 850,000 bikes […]

Support BCUE with Eco-Shopping!

Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment does great work educating children and adults about the built and natural environments of New York City. Their activities range from walking tours of Brooklyn neighborhoods to canoing the Gowanus Canal to a bicycle tour of Newtown Creek, and they have sponsored the Green Brooklyn Conference, — “Brooklyn’s largest […]

Freegans in the ‘Hood

I’ll admit it: I find the Freegan movement fascinating. The mainstream media has also been flirting with this particular manifestation of environmentalism lately, though i suspect that relationship will be short-lived. Freeganism has been a featured topic in the New York Times, the L.A. Times, Newsweek, and MSNBC, amongst others. If “Sex and the City” […]

Science Barge – Powered By Nature!

Science Barge – Powered By Nature!, originally uploaded by Sustainable Flatbush. Finally visited the Science Barge during GreenHome NYC’s Green Buildings Open House. The Science Barge is a sustainable urban farm. It demonstrates renewable energy supporting sustainable food production in New York City. The Science Barge grows tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce with zero net carbon […]

Step It Up 2007 at Grand Army Plaza

Step It Up 2007 at Grand Army Plaza

Some of you may have participated in the Step It Up rallies held back in April of this year, when people all over the country gathered in iconic locations, calling on Congress to “Cut Carbon 80% by 2050″. Next weekend will be the next phase of events, and Brooklyn is hosting a big one: On […]

Say No to Excessive Packaging!

Say No to Excessive Packaging!

One big source of trash for those of us who shop online and mail order is excessive packing materials. Some companies are worse offenders than others, and hopefully this instance cited on Organic Picks is not the norm: photo: Organic Picks Yes, the small Pyrex bowl on the left is the purchased item! As the […]

Red Hook Harvest Festival this Saturday!

We represent Fl@tbush

We represent Fl@tbush, originally uploaded by Flatbush Frolic. For all those fans of the Fl@bush t-shirt featured in posts on this blog and others (watch the film and you’ll see it!), credit where credit is due: Gerald Dumay, designer of the Fl@tbush logo and t-shirts smiles alongside Shaundelle Moore, a stellar FDC Frolic volunteer . […]

That’s What I’m Talking About…

According to this NY Times article, Seattle is leading the nation when it comes to recycling. It is among a growing number of cities, particularly on the West Coast, who do curbside collection of food scraps mixed with yard waste; this mixture is delivered to a high-tech composting facility, Cedar Grove Organics, and two months […]