Thursday, September 24, 2009

Eat Local All Next Week

Just in time for harvest season, Greenmarket and Edible magazines present the first annual Edible Eat Drink Local Week to celebrate the farmers, artisans and chefs who fill our bellies, green our region and enrich our lives.

Support the restaurants that support the Greenmarket. September 27 through October 4, 2009, all week long, partner restaurants will showcase the mouthwatering bounty of local food and drink, and make voluntary contributions to Greenmarket to benefit its Youth Education Project, which works to teach and nurture the eaters of tomorrow.

For more information, including a list of participating eateries in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, click here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

This Week: Green Brooklyn...Green City

On Thursday, September 24, come to Brooklyn Borough Hall and join in a city-wide fair and symposium, and learn first-hand from local experts about the many ways New York City is creating a more sustainable future.

Alongside the Greenmarket farmers' market, visit interactive booths, make art from recycled products, attend a free workshop, and more for the whole family! The event is the largest of its kind in Brooklyn and engages all citizens, regardless of prior knowledge of sustainability and environmental issues, in actions they can personally take to lower their own environmental impact.

Thursday, September 24, 2009
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn
Opening remarks at 11:30am, fair 12pm-6pm

For more information, visit Green Brooklyn, Green City

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Solar Powered Film Series This Weekend

Solar One is reprising its Solar Powered Film Series, and you've got one more weekend to check it out. These outdoor movie screenings feature films with an environmental bent. This weekend's schedule includes:

Th Sep 17A Sea Change (2008, 85 mins)
Fr Sep 18The Garden (2008, 80 mins)
Sa Sep 19Burning in the Sun (2009, 65 mins)

These screenings are held at Solar One’s outdoor location in Stuyvesant Cove Park, overlooking the East River south of E. 23rd St. in Manhattan.

For more information, visit Solar One.

Image courtesy of solaronenyc's Flickr pool.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

This Weekend: Electronics Recycling

The Lower East Side Ecology Center and Tekserve are partnering to recycle electronic waste ("e-waste") from New York City residents. Bring your unwanted or broken electronics to the collection event in front of Tekserve to have them recycled responsibly.

A list of acceptable materials can be found here.

WHEN: Saturday, September 12, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Tekserve, 119 West 23rd St New York, NY 10011

For more information, visit the LESEC website.

Image courtesy of kid_entropy's Flickr pool.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Kleercut Campaign a Success!

Five years ago, Greenpeace launched the Kleercut campaign to protest the use of ancient Boreal forest trees by Kimberly-Clark, manufacturer of Kleenex, Scott, Cottenelle and other popular brands. Over 700 businesses across the United States signed on to become part of the Forest Friendly 500 and boycott these products. It worked!

As of August, Kimberly-Clark yielded to public pressure and announced a new policy that places it among the industry leaders in sustainability, bringing the Kleercut campaign to a successful completion. The company has set a goal of obtaining 100 percent of the wood fiber used in its products – including the flagship brand Kleenex – from environmentally responsible sources. By 2011, Kimberly-Clark will ensure that 40 percent of its North American fiber is either recycled or certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) – a 71 percent increase from 2007 levels, representing over 600,000 tonnes of fiber. Also by 2011, Kimberly-Clark will eliminate any fiber from the North American Boreal Forest that is not FSC-certified.

You can read more about it on Greenpeace's Kleercut site.