Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Monday, December 08, 2014

Update on Fracking interview with Wes Gillingham of Catksill Mountain Keeper by Ilyana Kadushin

Ilyana: What can we as the Coop Community do to help this cause?

Wes: There’s a lot you can do. Take a look at the COMPENDIUM OF SCIENTIFIC, MEDICAL, AND MEDIA FINDINGS DEMONSTRATING RISKS AND HARMS OF FRACKING, compiled by the group Concerned Health Professionals of New York, and educate yourself as to the many reasons why fracking is impacting our health and environment. Make phone calls to Governor Cuomo asking him to ban fracking in New York.

" The issue of health impacts from the buildout of infrastructure itself deserves a comprehensive Health Impact Assessment.We should be asking our elected representatives in Albany to make this happen now because the infrastructure buildout is already happening. "  
This is a critical issue that our state leaders need to be looking at more closely.  And take a look at where your money is, and vote with your dollars. If you have investments in companies that build pipelines or otherwise are contributing to our continued dependence on fossil fuels, pull that money out and put it somewhere else, with a more socially responsible company or cause. Reach out to other local organizations or groups that are involved in the climate and renewable energy movement, and find out about other opportunities to get out and make your voice heard. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Worried About Climate Change?


Worried about climate change? With the largest climate demonstration in history coming to our town next Sunday it’s a good time to think about how plastic contributes to climate change. Plastic use releases hundreds of millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year – an amount that could be greatly reduced by recycling more plastic and finding alternatives to everyday plastic items that we really don’t need. Think about it the next time you’re in the coop pulling plastic bags off the roll for your produce or bulk items. Just by getting into the habit of reusing plastic bags or replacing them with cloth bags, each of us can decrease our personal contribution to climate change while we’re lobbying world governments to take the big, urgent actions needed to avert climate disaster. Want to make your own cloth bags? Come to the Coop Environmental Committee's Big Sewing Event, Sunday, November 9, beginning at noon in the community room upstairs at the coop.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Earth Day tabling event outside the Park Slope Food Coop


At an Earth Day tabling event outside the Park Slope Food Coop, the PSFC Environmental Committee asks fellow coop members to share their shopping practices in the effort to minimize the use of plastic roll bags.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

VOTE YES : Proposal to Reduce Plastic Roll Bag Use



The vote to approve our Proposal to Reduce Plastic Roll Bag Use has been scheduled for this Tuesday's February 25th General Meeting at the Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School.

Check out the Environmental Committee's new video presentation, which examines why reducing our plastic footprint is so important for our community and our planet.

Download our General Meeting Handouts for more information.
Hope to see you there!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Update: Plastic Roll Bag Vote


The vote to approve the new and improved Proposal to Reduce Plastic Roll Bag Use has been scheduled for the February 25th General Meeting at the Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School.

The Environmental Committee met with the General Coordinators and other members to discuss improvements to the original proposal and the proposal has been amended to address membership concerns.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

The Shopper



"A short comedic film, inspired by The Artist, about a woman learning to shop without disposable plastic bags. Created by the Environmental Committee of the Park Slope Food Coop,  one of the oldest and largest active food co-ops in the United States, in an attempt to educate Coop members about the ills of plastic bag overuse/consumption and how easy it is to shop without them. The Environmental Committee is currently introducing a proposal to reduce plastic bag use at the Coop."