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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

Dispatch From the Trail – Second Edition

July 24, 2021 // 0 Comments

Dispatch From the Trail – Second Edition July 7, 2021 By Lenny Librizzi This trail is a 25 mile loop bicycle ride on Staten Island. It is not part of the Empire State Trail because Staten Island was not included in that 750 mile statewide trail.  I regularly ride some version of this route as it gives me an opportunity  to pass and maybe stop at some of the best outdoor locations Staten Island has to offer. The route includes the North and East shores and Mid Island. It could be expanded to circle the whole island if you have the time or energy for a 40 to 50 mile adventure. I [...]

Pollution Independence Day at NYS Sen Schumer’s Man’t Office

July 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

Fridays For Future (FFFNYC) joined the Earth Bill Network on Friday, July 2, 2021, throughout NYC at each Congressional District office and then met up at NYS Senator Chuck Schumer’s Manhattan office to push for  climate change legislation at the federal level, which they have put together in 10 or more bills with sponsors to prevent the destruction now happening by climate chaos/change.  For more info: [...]

Illegal Dumping On Staten Island Report

June 25, 2021 // 0 Comments

This video was made to bring more awareness of the illegal dumping problem on Staten Island to a number of officials, both elected and non-elected. We will keep everyone up to date on what happens. For more info: go to siec.nyc, (The Staten Island Environmental Communicators). And leave your comments and/or join in on or start your own actions and let us know what you’re [...]

Staten Island North Shore Development Update

June 22, 2021 // 0 Comments

Over-development is considered a problem, if not a major problem, in many places and in Staten Island, the locals have voted through their Community Board with the backing of their Borough President and a number of various groups and individuals against the latest building proposals and requests for variances by the builders to change the law in their favor.  This video lays out much of the history reported through Kathleen Harris and Lenny Librizzi with an update of the recent vote by the local Community Board (CB-1) and statement from the Borough President, James Oddo. For More Info: [...]

The Campaign To Stop Shoreham: A Conversation With Joel Kupferman and Lenny Librizzi

July 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

  This video is a part of a series to help us understand environmental law and environmental and social justice. Lenny Librizzi and Joel Kupferman, re-live some of their activism from that time period, the late 70’s and early 80’s, as they challenge the nuclear industry at Shoreham’s nuclear reactor in Long Island, New York. SOME HISTORY: The cost estimate in 1969 for construction of the Shoreham Nuclear Power Station was $217 million and was expected to be completed in 1975.  The construction was completed in 1983 with a final construction cost of $6 billion. Most of the cost [...]

COVID 19 ECO LOGIC PODCAST

April 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

  A covid-19 Update from biologist, author and professor Abby Hafer of Curry College in Massachusetts with Ken Gale, host and producer of Eco-Logic, based on the original Pod Cast.  Also with Donna Stein, as co-host, who recently recovered from the viral infection while in a NYC hospital.  They talk of science, hospitalization, the system itself, the sickness in practical and scientific terms.  And take listeners telephone [...]

“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 [...]