Friday, April 25, 2008

Brooklyn GreenWalk

On Thursday, May 1, join students from NYC College of Technology on a free, two-hour walking tour of Downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO. The tour will explore selected urban environmental challenges and sustainable solutions currently being implemented in these two neighborhoods.

Developed by students in five different disciplines--chemistry, English, communication design, hospitality management and physics--the tour will offer a range of perspectives on environmental concerns in areas immediately surrounding the College. Issues considered will include global warming, the tendency for cities to be warmer than outlying areas (the "Urban Heat Island Effect"), garbage and power generation, while solutions will include recycling and composting, bio-fuel use, green building techniques, absorption of CO2 by trees and local food consumption.

Meet between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m. at the southeast corner of Jay Street and Tillary. For more information, visit: http://www.brooklyngreenwalk.org/

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