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November 2017

Annual Day after Thanksgiving Hike

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue
Staten Island, NY United States
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Join the Greenbelt educators for our fourteenth annual day after Thanksgiving hike in the Greenbelt's serene woods. This hike will include a brief visit to the LaTourette house.    We will be out for approximately 2.5 hours, and the pace is moderate.  We usually have a large group for this event so it's fun!  Suitable for ages 10 and up with no exceptions.   Dress appropriately for hiking and for the weather conditions.   Registration required.  Call (718)351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org

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A Public Screening of “WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE”

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Project Farmhouse, 76 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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$10

GrowNYC and Project Farmhouse are happy to announce a screening of the documentary film, WASTED. After the screening, please join us for an open discussion on food waste in NYC with Emily Bachman, the Compost Program Manager for Zero Waste Programs at GrowNYC. Popcorn will be served and light refreshments will be served. The screening is open to the general public and a $10 donation is suggested at the door. Film Information: 40% of the food in America is Wasted. A new…

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Compost Workday

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
East River Park Compost Yard, FDR Drive btwn Jackson St. and Cherry St.
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Volunteer with one of New York City’s oldest community composting programs! The Lower East Side Ecology Center in partnership with the NYC Compost Project diverts over 450 tons of food scraps from landfills annually. Food scraps are collected locally and then processed into compost at the East River Park Compost Yard. The finished compost is then used for community greening projects to revitalize tree beds and soils across the city. The Ecology Center and the NYC Compost Project currently seek…

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December 2017

Greening the Grid: New York’s Energy Future

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, 10029
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Explore the future of energy in New York City in the face of changing demand, the rise of renewables, and the advent of community-based generation and distribution in a conversation with leading experts in urban design and sustainability.  Charles Allison, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, The New School Bomee Jung, Vice President of Energy and Sustainability, NYC Housing Authority  Scott Kessler, Director of Business Development, LO3 Energy Nilda Mesa, Urban Design Lab/Earth Institute, Columbia University Michael Shank (moderator), Head of Communications for the Carbon Neutral…

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Sustainable Lawn Care

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355 United States
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Get a crash course on organic lawn management in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn appropriate timing, application quantities, and techniques for using compost in lawn care. Then they’ll head outside with our staff to try it themselves! Hear from the Horticulture experts on the practices used at QBG to keep our lawns pesticide and herbicide free. Presented by NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden.

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Climate Change Symposium (for adults)

December 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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This program will address one of the most critical modern sustainability issues: climate change. The program will feature individual talks by three eminent speakers in the field of climate change. Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, will talk about the science and impacts of climate change; Michael Gerrard, Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School, will present on current climate change policy; and Leo Wiegman, Croton…

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The Drop Shop

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - December 10 @ 8:00 pm
Founder’s Lab, 972 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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By definition, the word “renew” is the act of restoring to existence once again. Renewear is a company that uses a brand as a point of educating the local community on the production methods the fashion world relies on today. The cultural market in which we live fails to publicize the practices around the supply chain of a product, especially in the fashion industry. This community event will serve as the launch of our brand and sustainable fashion movement.

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Lightfoot Market: Holiday Pop-Up

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Metropolitan Suite, 123 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011 United States
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GIFT SHOPPING FOR GOOD. This holiday season, find gifts that align with your values. At Lightfoot Market’s free two-day pop-up you’ll find thoughtfully curated eco-friendly and socially responsible gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Pick from 70 brands that care about impact as much as you do. Shops will display innovative and sustainably made apparel, home goods, accessories, bath and body products, art, outdoor gear, food, children's accessories and toys, and more. We find the best sustainable brands…

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Kids Wildlife Workshop with Bobby Horvath

December 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
J. Hood Wright Recreation Center, 351 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10033 United States
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Have you ever wanted to meet an eagle owl? Pet a fox? Hold a red-tailed hawk? Here's your chance to get up close and personal with Northern Manhattan Parks' wildlife. Join rehabilitator, Bobby Horvath, to meet some of the wildlife and learn about the work of Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation. Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

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Workshop for New Volunteers: How to Get Involved With Your Park

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan, NY United States
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Do you want to make a difference in your community and support or care for a park near you? At Partnerships for Parks, we help people, organizations, and government work together to support NYC parks, gardens, trees, and other green spaces. At this workshop, we will share all of the ways that people can get involved with supporting parks. Topics will include: Who you need to know in NYC Parks How you and your neighbors can spruce up your park…

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