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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, [...]

No Way! Don’t Spray; Ban Toxic Pesticides

October 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

  This is a must see video: Travel with Paula Rogovin, a kindergarten teacher, as she and her students, their parents and friends, go from their school classroom through the streets of Manhattan then the Upper East Side subway down to City Hall to give testimony to NYC Councilman Ben Kallos and committee in their own VERY special way. This is one day in their nearly 4 year journey, starting with their effort to ban the pesticide “Roundup” or glyphosate and now going after any of these toxic chemicals that are used throughout our city parks and gardens.  As Paula puts it: In 2014, [...]

Ken Gale: Global Warming and Hurricanes

October 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Did climate chaos cause any of this summer’s hurricanes?  Yes. Which one?  That’s the wrong question. Ken Gale connects the dots between hurricanes, climate chaos, air pollution from China, El Nino, La Nina, and energy use and gives some advice on how you can lower your own greenhouse gas footprint and save money, too.  At New York City Friends of Clearwater on Sept. 22, 2017, Judson Memorial Church, Greenwich Village, New York [...]

The Pesticide ROUNDUP on Eco-Logic

October 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

    INFO LINKS BELOW Ken Gale, Producer and Host of Radio’s Eco-Logic on WBAI, interviews  Manhattan teacher Paula Rogovin and Tiffany Finck-Haynes, a Friends of the Earth (FOE) campaign coordinator, on the problems of the everyday use of the pesticide, ROUNDUP, also known as Glyphosate, that extends to bees, people and the unborn. Paula is a first grade teacher whose students and their parents over the last four years, have researched this chemical and have journeyed to help bring about a bill in the NYC Council to control this substance’s usage in NYC.  They recently [...]

Nancy Vann: Indian Point Safety

July 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

  For More Information: Nancy Vann for Westchester Legislator – District 1                                     Website: Facebook: Twitter: @NSVann [...]

Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power: An Introduction-Part 2

July 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

    This video is an introduction to the problems/challenges of both fossil fuels and nuclear power.   Part-2, herein, is with Dr. Gordon Edwards speaking about nuclear power.  Part-1, a separate video, which can be seen at the link below, has Dr. Courtney Williams speaking about Fossil Fuels and their growing infrastructures. Both experts include the human history of living with feeling the risks and effects associated with these fuels in the short term and through the thousands of years of monitoring and decommissioning some of them require. Dr. Edwards talks of radiation, [...]