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Co-Founder of The Environmenttv.com Co-Founder of Environmental News and Views, Channel 74 Westchester Co-Producer of The Environment TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network Member of The Collective, WBAI 99.5 FM radio Assistant to producer, Environmental Issues, Staten Island Community TV

“Making Faces”: The Art of Victoria Bellinger

January 11, 2020 // 0 Comments

  Using diverse parts of the environment for art is one of the ways to express artistic talent. This video is an edited version of Victoria Bellingers’s artist talk, which took place on October 12, 2019, 2-4 pm. The discussion between artist Victoria Bellinger and curator Phyllis Forman includes stories of Victoria’s life and her artistic influences and inspiration. The talk was part of the one woman show titled “Making Faces: The Art of Victoria Bellinger”.  The show includes many ceramic heads and faces as well as recent pen and ink ‘Post-It’ note [...]

Climate Emergency and the Green New Deal: Centering the Voices of Movements

December 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

    ((Table of Contents at Bottom)) On the evening of Thursday, September 5, Bronx Climate Justice North and co-hosts held a panel event designed to work with communities in New York City and beyond to envision the strongest possible Green New Deal from the perspective of social movements — Progressive Labor, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Peoples, Climate Youth, and Ecosocialism. As yet, the Green New Deal is just a dream. But it has already become a battleground between those who would co-opt it for a version of “green capitalism” that will ensure climate [...]

Steps To A Nuclear Weapons-Free World: Daniel Ellsberg

October 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Today, roughly 14,000 nuclear weapons are in existence, ready to launch on warning within fifteen minutes. The New Jersey Institute of Technology hosts this conference to speak out on the many facets of this critical problem. Nine experts, including Daniel Ellsberg, Dr. Robert Jay Lifton and other Nobel Peace Prize recipients and scientists will examine this crucial problem of reducing the nuclear threat to our planet. Nuclear arms are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention. Over 3,000 scientists, including 23 Nobel laureates have signed [...]

Greta Thunberg @ S20 Rally

August 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

  This video by Peter Eliscu captures Greta Thunberg a few days after she landed by solar sail boat in NYC.  The yacht Malizia II is fitted with solar panels and underwater turbines and so avoids generating carbon dioxide.  For those of you who may not know about her, she’s from Sweden, born in 2003 and has been a climate activist since 2015, calling on her fellow students to gather on “Fridays For The Future”, taking off from school to protest the lack of effective action on climate change.  The action is called:  The School Climate Strike Movement.   She has been invited to [...]

Climate Change and Flooding Part 1

August 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Graniteville Swamp area,  as it’s known locally in Staten Island, continues their fight to preserve their wetlands and forests for a number of reasons, from disappearing to builders to increasing their risk of flooding.  In this case, a new BJ’s. This video covers some of their event, which includes a presentation of Bill McKibben’s video:  Do The Math, along with 3 other Hurricane Sandy videos, followed by a discussion with Carl Alderson from the National Oceanic and Atomspheric Administration (NOAA), and still another presenter with audience Q & A.  And  a computer was [...]

9th. Annual World Maker Faire, New York

August 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

  IN CASE YOU MISSED IT— The 9th. World’s Maker Faire, a Celebration of Invention, Creativity and Curiosity, was staged at the New york Hall of Science by the grounds of the World’s Fair Park in the borough of Queens, NYC, on the weekend of September 22 & 23, 2018.  Unfortunately, there may be no #10 this year or into the foreseeable future. This video, from the public access TV station Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), will have to do for those of you who missed it last year and were hoping catch it this year or maybe next year. We start off with the music of one of the [...]

Staten Island’s Community Supported Agriculture

August 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

Come See and listen to 4 CSA spokespeople (Community Supported Agriculture), from Staten Island talk about their members and farm products. That’s Olivia Gamber of Urby’s rooftop Farming and the Rabbits Garden CSA, Lenny Librizzi and Susan Fowler of the North Shore CSA and Roy Fischman of the Great Kills CSA. For more info: Rabbit’s Garden at Urby’s https://www.rabbitsgardenfarm.com sliding scale for CSA payment Greatkills CSA http://www.greatkillscsa.org/ North Shore CSA http://statenislandcsa.org/ https://www.facebook.com/SICSA   [...]

New Year’s Day Annual Beach Walk 2019

July 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Coney Island has its Polar Bear Club to bring in the New Year, but on Staten Island, we walk the beach.  And have been doing so for 29 years around noon on New Year’s Day come rain or shine, snow or hail, cold, colder or coldest, whatever. The walk, sponsored by Protectors of the Pine Oak Woods (PPOW) and the Natural Resources Protected Association (NRPA), gathers environmentalists from throughout Staten Island, invites family, friends and others from outside the island to help bring in the New Year, remember those who went before us and to look forward to our next set of [...]

Staten Island 1632-Richmond Terrace Preservation Rally Lynn Rogers

July 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ask STOP & STOR to do MORE- Preserve Staten Island’s Native American & Revolutionary War History at 1632 Richmond Terrace! Please Contact elected officials, historians, museums or anyone that can help! We want a full archeological survey with a monitor so historical artifacts are not destroyed at 1632 Richmond Avenue! Please Contact elected officials, historians, museums or anyone that can help! We want a full archeological survey with a monitor so historical artifacts are not destroyed at 1632 Richmond Avenue! NEIL SIMON PHONE 718-494-0717 | FAX (718)698-1327 [...]

Can Nuclear Power Save the Planet OR Is It Possible to Build Reactors Fast Enough to Save Us from Climate Change?

June 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

Can Nuclear Power Save the Planet OR Is It Possible to Build Reactors Fast Enough to Save Us from Climate Change? By Marilyn Elie Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition eliewestcan@gmail.com   Have you noticed a lot of articles lately about how good nuclear power is for the environment, especially as an answer to climate change? The Nuclear Energy Institute, the trade and publicity group for the industry is running a full court press on this topic right now. You can always tell an article based on NEI talking points.  It invariably starts out by calling nuclear energy carbon free – [...]