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Summer Streets coming soon!

You may have already heard about NYC Summer Streets, the car-free celebration coming up in August. On the 16th we will be hosting a “feeder” ride from Flatbush to join the party, stay tuned for details! For now, enjoy this promo video courtesy of our friends at Streetfilms:

Barrel of Oil vs. Bubble Gun

Barrel of Oil vs. Bubble Gun

More wisdom from my favorite Soho street vendor: Yes folks, the bubble is about to burst! Barrel of Oil = $142 Bubble Gun = $5 On a hot summer day, which sounds like more fun?? Check out last winter’s version, with oil at $90/barrel…

New York State Environmental Politics

New York State Environmental Politics

For those of you who are interested in following New York State environmental politics, a great online resource is Environmental Advocates of New York. I also receive their email alerts, and was pleased to learn that my State Senator, Kevin Parker, supported all four Environmental Super Bills that were being considered in the state legislature […]

Petition in support of Repowering America

“America must commit to producing 100% of our electricity from cheap, clean renewable energy sources, like solar and wind, within 10 years.” If you are onboard with Al Gore’s challenge, let Obama, McCain, and your elected officials know by signing the MoveOn petition here. Let’s do this!!

Repowering America, Locally

Repowering America, Locally

Our Sustainable Flatbush Neighborhood Solar Forum on Wednesday was a great success. This was the first of what I plan to be a series of forums on energy-related topics, and the timing is clearly right: the very next day Al Gore made his speech urging the United States to Repower America – convert our entire […]

Neighborhood Solar Forum on July 16th!

Neighborhood Solar Forum on July 16th!

Wondering if you can convert your house to solar? Come to the… Neighborhood Solar Forum for single family homes sponsored by Sustainable Flatbush July 16th @ 8pm Ditmas Workspace 535 East 17th Street (corner of Ditmas) http://www.ditmasworkspace.com/ Peter Landy will speak about his experience converting his house to solar power. Chris Neidl of Solar One […]

Scheduling, and Re-Scheduling

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGES: There will NOT be a meeting for the Flatbush (Comm)Unity Garden tomorrow (July 8th). Sorry for any confusion and inconvenience!! The next Sustainable Flatbush monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday July 22nd… and it’s gonna be a BARBEQUE! Come out, meet your environmentally-inclined neighbors, and bring something to eat, drink, or […]