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Joe Holzka Community Garden in Staten Island

May 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

    This is a video about the Joe Holzka Community Garden in Staten Island, NY showing the lush greenery, abundance of vegetables grown there and the community gardeners who make it all happen. The gardeners capture rainwater, compost their garden waste and use companion planting and vertical planters to increase production. One section of the garden is devoted to growing produce for a local food pantry. The video was submitted to the 2018 Humus Film Festival in Madrid, Spain.  Produced and submitted by Lenny Librizzi. [...]

North Shore Wetlands Last Stand

May 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Pat Brady brings together Staten Islanders on the topic of “Overdevelopment” in the Graniteville Wetlands section of SI in this episode of Environmental Issues from Staten Island’s public access cable TV.. The battle to save this marshland and forest is “Not Over” or a “Done Deal” as Mark Blazejeski and Kathy Romanelli of The Friends of Graniteville Quarry, Saul Porter of the Coalition for Wetlands and Forests, Tony Rose of the Natural Resources Protective Association, Jack Bolembach of The Protectors of the Pine Oaks and Arthur Siegel, a documentarian/activist, state [...]

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

May 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

  On Monday, April 23, 2018, Peter Eliscu captured the rally, “Gov. Cuomo Walk The Talk”, on the streets of Albany and in the capitol’s rotunda.   Environmentalists from many groups marched to advocate for sustainable renewable promises made by the governor and to stop financing and using fossil fuels and their infra-structures throughout NYS. Cynthia Nixon, James Cromwell, actor/activist, Jonathan Kirsch, the young environmental author of, “Age Of Suicide”, and long time environmental activists Ray Kemble of Pennsylvania and Ted Glick of New Jersey, can be [...]

Bike Rally At New Springville Greenway, Staten Island

April 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Enjoying our environment can sometimes be interrupted, as is happening now on Staten Island. Imagine having to walk, run or bike across an 8 lane avenue, in order to get from one park to another! Add to that “Left Traffic Turning Lights” and a “ Right Turn Only After Stopping” traffic sign but have no timing, no signs, no traffic buttons for pedestrians, runners or bikers, and what do you get? Besides a number of people who won’t “Stop” before making any turns and swerve around pedestrians and other cars, as we’ve all experienced at times, we have a VERY UNSAFE, hardly [...]

Staten Island Student Summit

April 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Environmental Activism and learning about the environment can start at any age as this video documents.  Local Staten Island mid-school students came together on the beaches of Great Kills park to listen, view and touch oceanic presentations at 12 rotating stations. With notepads in hand, the students saw and touched animals under the guidance of park rangers; performed soil testing; watched eels go upstream; did some fishing, some cleaning of the beach, learned to identify marine life and scuba equipment and usage, and much more for about 4 hours. This event was sponsored by the [...]

It’s My Park Event at Graniteville

March 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Whose park is this? It’s YOURS and MINE and EVERYONE’S! One of the many activities that the Natural Resources Protective Association (NRPA) does is cleaning-up at natural areas, such as in the much neglected park area of the Graniteville wetlands and forest in Staten Island. This video follows Jim Scarcella, president of NRPA, and his fellow volunteers as they do the clean-up work and explain what and why they are doing this and what they hope to achieve. NRPA will be doing more such clean-ups at Staten Island’s beaches, waterfronts, parks and other neglected natural [...]

Staten Island’s North Shore Community Supported Agriculture Group

March 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

  The Staten Island CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a neighborhood group that joins with a regional farmer in a mutually beneficial partnership, there are no middlemen or  employees. Members receive organic produce every week by purchasing a share in the farmer’s harvest at the start of the growing season, when the farmer has to pay most of the expenses (seed, soil, fertilizer). The farm is an organic farm, Circle Brook Farm in Hardwick Township. NJ. The farmer’s name is John Krueger. Started in 2005, our SICSA has been an integral part of the Staten Island north shore [...]

“It’s Not Over” Flyering Graniteville Staten Island

February 28, 2018 // 1 Comment

  “It’s Not Over”, street and door-to-door flyering, continues for Graniteville, Staten Island residents to protest the destruction of 15+ acres of wetlands and forests to make way for a new BJs and other stores along South Ave and Forest Ave. The Coalition for Wetlands and Forests is concerned about more destructive flooding from Hurricane Sandy type storms, increases in and forced flood insurance, loss of homes and property and all the effects that come with overcrowding. For more information and to raise your voice, go to: The Coalition for Wetlands and Forests [...]

Nancy Vann: Progressive Politician

November 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

      In this video, we highligh the position of one of our own environmental activists, who has taken on the responsibility of running for elective office as a  progressive Democrat on issues important to the people of Westchester:  This is Nancy Vann. Nancy Vann, lawyer and President of SenRG (Safe Energy Rights Group), and now a candidate for County Legislator in Westchester County, is a thoughtful environmentalist who is an expert on the issue of climate change. Nancy is concerned about the lack of money devoted to the upkeep of our beautiful parks and shared spaces, [...]