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30th. Anniversary of Staten Island New Year’s Beach Walk

January 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

  Instead of jumping into the ice cold waters of Coney Island on New Year’s Day as the Polar Bear Club does, people here meet at Staten Island’s Great Kills Park, a part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, and walk a few miles along the beach with a stop at Crooke’s Point, a rock jetty at the halfway point, for a toast before continuing on through the scenic views of beach, sky, clouds, trees, sand, gulls, houses, beautiful waters and boats by the rocks at the end of their journey where they all eat, drink and talk about the coming environmental year. This walk is sponsored by [...]

Celebrating The Green Team

February 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Celebrating The Green Team in their own words: How our Green Team started: Class 601 visited the Great Kills beach for a clean-up at the Clean Ocean Action Summit (through NRPA). While cleaning, students and teachers noted the excessive amounts of plastic waste. After a school dance, we noticed that there was a large amount of plastic water bottles thrown away, some partially filled. After the beach clean-up and school dance, students decided to form a group to take action and reduce the amount of plastic bottles in our school.   Our Goal:   Our current goal is to reduce the [...]

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, [...]