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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 [...]

Atlantic Drilling-The Environmental Response

October 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

    Tony Rose of Staten Island’s NRPA  (Natural Resources Protective Association), joins Matt Gove, Policy Manager of the Mid-Atlantic Surfrider Foundation and Peter Blair, Policy Attorney of Clean Ocean Action on Pat Brady’s Environmental Issues Broadcast to discuss the environmental response to present and future Atlantic Drilling possibilities and past experiences that have occurred. This show is part of a continuing series produced by Pat Brady, Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island, which can be seen on the public access TV on Staten Island:  Staten Island [...]

Staten Island Student Summit

April 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Environmental Activism and learning about the environment can start at any age as this video documents.  Local Staten Island mid-school students came together on the beaches of Great Kills park to listen, view and touch oceanic presentations at 12 rotating stations. With notepads in hand, the students saw and touched animals under the guidance of park rangers; performed soil testing; watched eels go upstream; did some fishing, some cleaning of the beach, learned to identify marine life and scuba equipment and usage, and much more for about 4 hours. This event was sponsored by the [...]

Solutions To Climate Change Part 1 of 4: Long Beach And The Rain Forest

June 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

In this video (Part 1 of 4), the discussion centers on how the rain forest wood used for Long Beach’s new boardwalk destroys the rain forest and affects climate change. Alternatives are cited with a short video of a US Army tank crossing a bridge repeatedly, which is made of recycled materials. Then some of the science of weather changes are discussed in detail. The Timetable of the program is: Introductory Music…….0:45 to 5:17. The Boardwalk wood and the Rainforest….5:30 to 11:20. The science of climate change………11:50 to 17:27. Question and Answer [...]

Solutions To Climate Change Part 3 of 4: Long Beach And The LNG Port

May 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

  PART 3 OF 4: As a way of understanding how Long Beach, Long Island connects to the world environmentally, a 3 hour Town Hall Meeting was set-up to discuss, inform and educate those attending at the town’s library on Saturday, February 8, 2014. The event was so successful that plans were made to use the video at other presentations along the coast of Long Island. The topics included: hurricanes, boardwalks, LNG ports, jobs, fracking, renewables and more with artistic entertainers dispersed between the presenters. This video, Part 3 of 4, features Cindy Zipf of Clean Ocean Action [...]