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Sustainable Flatbush Event #3 - This Friday!

Sustainable Flatbush Event #3 – This Friday!

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Delicious, Refreshing... NYC Water!

Delicious, Refreshing… NYC Water!

Last week’s post on the unsustainability of bottled water prompted a comment that someone should do PSAs promoting the quality of New York City tap water… and today I stumbled upon one! While advertising buffs might debate how “compelling” this campaign is, it will hopefully raise questions about the assumption that bottled water is automatically […]

Flatbush E-Waste Recycling Event!

Flatbush’s First-Ever e-Waste Recycling Event! sponsored by Sustainable Flatbush and the Lower East Side Ecology Center co-sponsored by Flatbush Development Corporation When: Saturday June 30, 10am – 4pm Sunday July 1, 10am – 4pm Monday July 2, 4pm – 7pm Where: Cortelyou Road between Rugby and Argyle Why: Discarded computers and electronics are toxic hazardous […]

Sustainable Flatbush Event #3!

Sustainable Flatbush Event #3!

Sustainable Flatbush Event #3 Friday, June 15th, 8pm until midnight at Vox Pop Cafe/Bookstore 1022 Cortelyou Road, Flatbush, Brooklyn Q train to Cortelyou Road, walk 5 blocks west to Stratford Our regular (ish) monthly (or so) event will be on Friday June 15th from 8pm to midnight. The subject will be “Permaculture and its Applications […]

Tour de Brooklyn 2007!!

Yesterday’s Tour de Brooklyn bike ride was a fantastic success, with over 2,000 riders! This year’s route covered approximately 18 miles and went through many neighborhoods. It was really fun to ride through Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights with a view of New York Harbor, and I always enjoy riding with a huge crowd of […]

Brooklyn looks best from a bike!

Brooklyn looks best from a bike!

Tour de Brooklyn 2007 is this Sunday! This year’s route includes Park Slope, Green-Wood Cemetery, Sunset Park (highest elevation in Brooklyn, great view of the harbor!), Bay Ridge, Verrazano Bridge, Dyker Beach Park, Bensonhurst Park, Drier Offerman Park, Kensington, Prospect Park South… and ends at the Prospect Park Carousel. Worth getting up absurdly early on […]

Community Traffic Calming Coming to Brooklyn

Community Traffic Calming Coming to Brooklyn

Streetsblog reports that a community-driven traffic calming project, similar to that profiled in a previous post on Portland, Oregon’s Village Building Convergence, will happen here in Brooklyn this summer. It is unfortunate that the choice of location, Third Avenue and Baltic Street, is motivated by tragedy (a four-year-old boy was killed there by a Hummer […]

Brooklyn Blogfest

Brooklyn Blogfest

Last night I attended the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Blogfest at the Old Stone House in Park Slope. As a newcomer to the blogging world (my first post is dated only three weeks ago!), I felt somewhat out of my league in the same room with the brains (and actual human beings) behind such established blogs […]

Permaculture report, 1 of…

The past week has been a whirlwind of permaculture activities for me. I am fascinated by this subject, though I still have trouble adequately explaining what it IS when asked. Fundamentally, permaculture is a practice of sustainable design based on ecological principles, and although usually associated with farming or gardening, it can also be applied […]

Brooklyn Sustainable Buildings Bike Tour

I went on this tour (sponsored by Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment) in 2004, and the experience was somewhat life-changing. It was the first time I learned about rainwater harvesting (at the Hollenback Community Garden on Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill), and the first time I saw a green roof (at Bushwick Gardens, a […]