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Green New Deal Town Hall NYC April 26 2019

April 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

    Green New Deal Town Hall in New York City April 26, 2016 Welcome by Allison Hirsch. Moderator Beta Coronel of 350.org. Speakers, in order, Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate, Aracely Jimenez Sunrise Movement, William Aristapolis 32BJ Superintendant, Ari Lieberman, Rep. Nydia Velazquez, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, and Rep Jerry Nadler.  Hosted by 32BJ SEIU, Sunrise Movement NYC, Indivisible Nation BK, One Queens Indivisible, 350 BK. Cosponsored by: Sunrise Columbia, Sunrise Sarah Lawrence, 350 NYC, Empire State Indivisible, Indivisible Brooklyn video by Joe [...]

Staten Island Environmental Fair

April 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

    The First Environmental Fair on Staten Island has made a video to advertise its event.  Two groups have made this happen:  Staten Island Coalition for Wetlands and Forests (SICWF) and the Natural Resources Protective Association (NRPA). The Film, Paris to Pittsburg, will be shown along with presentations by government officials, doctors and scientists and tabling by environmental groups.  THE ADMISSION IS FREE. Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9 AM to Noon on the grounds of SI University Hospital at the Regina McGinn Educational Center-475 Seaview Avenue, 10309 For more details [...]

Greatkills CSA Visits The Farm

March 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

A visit to Farmer John Krueger’s Circle Brook Farm in Andover, N.J. This farm is the source of the organic vegetables, eggs, and fruit that are delivered fresh weekly, to the Staten Island Great Kills CSA  (community supported agriculture).  http://www.greatkillscsa.org/ ; John shares his knowledge of growing healthy organic produce and his egg producing chickens with Roy Fischman, member of Great Kills CSA.   [...]

CPR With Tony Rose

March 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Generally we environmentalists hear about saving animals,  preventing damage to nature and how people forget that we humans are very much a part of the environment.  Well, in this video by Pat Brady of the Staten Island Community TV show, Environmental Issues, guest Tony Rose talks of just that:  through learning CPR we consider people part of the environment and worth saving and preventing harm to. Tony is a retired nurse, a 20 year++ certified Basic CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) and Advanced CPR instructor, a kayaker, a board member of the Staten Island Natural Protective [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

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, [...]