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City of Water Day 2013: The First Annual Cardboard Kayak Race

July 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

  On July 20, 2013, as part of the annual City of Water Day in NYC, several groups gathered on Governors Island to test their mettle at building and then navigating boats made of cardboard . A race comprised of 3 “heats” and a medal round was held culminating in a Grand Prize for the winner. A prize was also awarded for the Best Dressed [...]

Environmental Activists Cheered In Gay Pride Parade on June 30, 2013

July 6, 2013 // 1 Comment

On June 26, 2013 the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which restricted the definition of marriage to the union between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. Four days later, a group of anti-fracking activists participated in the Gay Pride Parade in N.Y.C. They were joined by N.Y. State Assembly member Linda B. Rosenthal, who together with N.Y. State Senator Diane J. Savino, authored a bill to monitor and regulate the radioactive element radon that is present in fracked gas. Four days later, a group of anti-fracking activists participated in the Gay Pride Parade [...]

The Mermaid Parade 2013

June 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

  Environmental groups joined the Annual Coney Island Parade (The Mermaid Parade) in Brooklyn, NYC on June 22, 2013 to spread the word about the harmful Rockaway pipeline and other environmental issues. They handed out about 12,000 leaflets. For further information, see [...]