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Newkirk Avenue Block Party!

Newkirk Avenue Block Party!

Some months ago Sustainable Flatbush was approached by New York City Streets Renaissance to sponsor a Livable Streets Block Party here in the neighborhood (this request was likely inspired by our success with last year’s Park(ing) Day event). Two weeks from tomorrow, Saturday June 21st, the party is on! We will have live music and […]

Recycle Your CFLs at Brooklyn Green Drinks!

I’ve received a number of inquiries lately from folks wondering where to recycle CFL bulbs locally (the bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, and shouldn’t be thrown out with the trash). This Wednesday the answer is at Brooklyn Green Drinks, hosted by Center for the Urban Environment at their beautiful new home, a showplace […]

Imagine Flatbush 2030

(Imagine Flatbush logo by Imani Aegedoy) Last night was the first meeting of Imagine Flatbush 2030, a “community visioning project” sponsored by the Municipal Arts Society and Flatbush Development Corporation. The project’s purpose is to engage neighborhood stakeholders (to my delight, I was asked to be on the Advisory Committee… guess that makes me a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bike Tour Hits the Road

Bike Tour Hits the Road

“How I Spent My Summer Vacation” continues, with more photos and anecdotes from the sustainability bicycle tour I went on in August… Maitreya Eco-village, Eugene, OR The trip began in Eugene, where we camped for the first few nights at a place called Dharmalaya. This is a privately owned home with land that hosts a […]

Sustainability Bike Tour

Sustainability Bike Tour

Okay, I can actually say it: by popular demand, the “How-I-Spent-My-Summer-Vacation” thread must go on! A lovely woman named Lisa sent me an email asking about the Oregon bike trip I went on in August, referenced in an earlier post. Thus, I will attempt to describe that experience, from the perspectives of sustainability, bicycling, and […]

2007 Green Buildings Open House

2007 Green Buildings Open House

GreenHome NYC’s annual tour of green buildings has several options this year, offering bus, bike and walking tours in three boroughs, plus an afterparty beginning at 2 pm at Habana Outpost in Brooklyn. (See the list of tours here.) The Brooklyn bike tour features the Nassau Brewery Icehouse Apartments in Crown Heights, 93 Nevins — […]

The Great Change: The World Beyond Petroleum

The Great Change: The World Beyond Petroleum An evening with Albert Bates Where: Friends Meeting House 15 Rutherford Place, Manhattan (15th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) Sponsors: Sierra Club NYC Group Beyond Oil NYC Neighborhood Energy Network Tri-State Food Not Lawns Friends in Unity with Nature Cost: free, but donations to support Albert’s travel […]

Portland photo album

Portland photo album

More photos from Portland here: • Views from bridges and mountains • Bicycle-loving graffiti and architecture • Stormwater management strategies • Gorgeous produce at the Farmers’ Market • Did I mention the bikes? Have a look! Next up, a report and photos from the Sustainable Energy in Motion Bike Tour…