Monday, March 23, 2015

Sierra Club's Beyond Coal NY campaign kick-off!

Tuesday, March 24th
Community Church of NY
40 East 35th St.

Join the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal NY State effort to put pressure on Cuomo this year to close the remaining coal plants in NY State while making sure the people who live in those towns are taken care of, and putting in place the first offshore wind turbines off Long Island.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Friday, February 06, 2015

Feb. 28th Next TerraCycle Collection at Park Slope Food Coop

Hello Coop Members,
Want to help do your part to keep more waste out of landfills? Here is your second chance to bring items to a TerraCycle Collection. February 28th 2pm-4pm at Park Slope Food Coop. See you there!

Here is what you can bring:

1) Plastic sandwich bags
and small plastic bulk bags (NOT large roll or shopping bags) 
2) Baby food pouches & caps (any brand) 3) Cereal bag liners (plastic liners from cereal, crackers, bulk cereal bags, and similar liners)
4) Energy bar wrappers (any brand)
5) Toothpaste tubes & caps (any brand)
6) Brita water filters & components
NOTE: No need to clean, rinse, or remove stickers.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Coop News: New Video about TerraCycle Collection which begins this Saturday January 24th at 2pm.

See you this Saturday January 24th from 2pm-4pm at Park Slope Food Coop
Watch a new video about this TerraCycle Collection!

Items you can bring:
Snack and Cereal Bags
Energy Bar Wrappers
Baby Food Pouches
Brita Filters, Pitchers and Packaging
Plastic Sandwich Bags
Small Plastic Bulk Bags

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Happy New Year & Terracycle Collection beginning at The Coop!!!

Happy New Year Fellow Coop Members,
 In the past year, there were Climate Marches and Fracking Protests and "Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement  that he would ban high-volume hydrofracking across New York State was a game-changing position that surprised even the most ardent opponents of this controversial process for extracting natural gas. “We were stunned,” said Ramsay Adams, executive director of Catskill Mountainkeeper, which was one of the first groups in New York to raise the alarm about the dangers of fracking." Read more of this article on FRACKING updates HERE

IN COOP NEWS: TerraCycle Collection at The Coop. 
 Today, TerraCycle is a highly-awarded, international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products. TerraCycle is widely considered the world’s leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable, post-consumer waste. The Environmental Committee is creating opportunities for Park Slope Coop members to be a part of this great opportunity to RECYCLE even more products.
Here is the info on WHEN first collection is happening: JANUARY 24th and WHAT you can bring. Click on Pictures to enlarge.

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.