Thursday, October 30, 2008
- Help kids to make their own crafty trick-or-treat bags using paper bags instead of store bought plastic bags or plastic pumpkins. Remember to put paper bags and scraps in your recycling bin.
- When you're finished showing off your costume, you can bring it to one of our weekly textile recycling collections.
- Compost your jack-o-lantern in your home compost bin or bring it to a compost drop-off site sponsored by local community groups and gardens.
For more Halloween greening tips, visit the CENYC website: http://www.cenyc.org/recycling/programs/october
Monday, October 27, 2008
A New Energy Future – This major new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History explores the science, history, and impact of climate change, and illuminates ways in which individuals, communities and nations can reduce their carbon footprints. AMNH has information-filled webpages on climate page, well worth checking out, whether or not you attend the exhibit.
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th Street
Climate Change Exhibit runs October 18, 2008--August 16, 2009
Friday, October 24, 2008
* Live marching band music
* Green info. booths
* Refreshments from upstate farm
This Sunday, October 26, 12-6pm
North 7th to North 9th Streets at Kent Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
See Pumpkin Palooza for details.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
As reported previously in Organic Bytes, the Organic Consumers Association email newsletter, the OCA and Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps have sued organic certifier Ecocert in the ongoing campaign to stop the certification and misleading labeling of fake organic personal care products that are fundamentally made-up of synthetic ingredients and petrochemicals.
Dr. Bronner's has launched a further umbrella lawsuit against specific companies who label their products as "organic" but have primary ingredients that are synthetic. After hearing oral arguments earlier this month, the San Francisco County Superior Court ruled on October 8 that Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps can proceed with its lawsuit seeking to compel so-called "organic" companies and certifiers to drop, or stop certifying, deceptive organic label and brand claims. Brands denounced by OCA and Bronner's include Avalon "Organics", Jason "Pure, Natural & Organic", Nature's Gate "Organics", Kiss My Face "Obsessively Organic", Giovanni "Organic Cosmetics", Head "Organics", Desert Essence "Organics" and Stella McCartney's CARE "100% Organic".
You can read more about it at: organic consumers org
Monday, October 20, 2008
bottled water study.
The International Bottled Water Association released a statement the day before disputing the study. Their statement can be read at: IBWA response.
The EWG's response to the IBWA's statement can be read here:
Friday, October 17, 2008
We particularly need people who are good at putting ideas into action.
There is room for everyone, but leadership or organizational abilities will be put to good use.
Work for the environment while fulfilling your Coop workslot!
For more information contact the Environmental Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Please send sweaters to: Wool Sweaters PO Box 2603 Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060-2603. For any questions, contact Kristin at email@example.com.
Friday, October 10, 2008
1 kilo of beef: 15,500 liters of water
1 glass of beer: 75 liters of water
1 hamburger: 2,400 liters of water
1 cup of coffee: 140 liters of water
1 cup of tea: 30 liters of water
1 cotton shirt: 2,700 liters of water
To learn more, see Water Footprint Organization
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Textiles make up nearly 6% of NYC's solid waste stream. Come on down and help keep these recyclables out of the landfill!
For more information, visit http://www.cenyc.org/recycling/boroughs/brooklyn