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Climate Change and Flooding Part 1

August 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Graniteville Swamp area,  as it’s known locally in Staten Island, continues their fight to preserve their wetlands and forests for a number of reasons, from disappearing to builders to increasing their risk of flooding.  In this case, a new BJ’s. This video covers some of their event, which includes a presentation of Bill McKibben’s video:  Do The Math, along with 3 other Hurricane Sandy videos, followed by a discussion with Carl Alderson from the National Oceanic and Atomspheric Administration (NOAA), and still another presenter with audience Q & A.  And  a computer was [...]

Love NY: Don’t Frack it up – Rockaway Beach Episode

December 12, 2014 // 0 Comments The new episode, filmed in the Rockaways, shows the vibrant beach and food scene that’s helped to reinvigorate the area. Even now, though, many residents have not fully recovered from Hurricane Sandy. New York City Councilman Donovan Richards, who represents residents in the Rockaways and who is opposed to fracking, appears in the film. He expresses his concerns about climate change and the direct impacts on his district, and advocates for moving away from fossil fuel energy sources. A wide range of people from various walks of life are featured in the [...]

The People’s Climate March Press Conference

August 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

On Wednesday, July 29, 2014, Unions, Environmental Groups, Faith Leaders, Hurricane Sandy people and people from many “walks” of life, rallied and held a Press Conference at Duffy Square, a part of Times Square, to announce their activities leading up to the “People’s Climate March” for 9/21/14. Their purpose is to spread the word and gather more people to join the many activities prior to and after their main march on Sunday, 9/21. The goal is to reach the ears of Pres. Obama and all the other world leaders gathering for the UN’s Climate Summit two days [...]

Turning The Tide: A Message From Sandy Survivors

July 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

Turning The Tide: A Message From Sandy Survivors   Under the umbrella of the Alliance For A Just Rebuilding, a variety of community groups gathered at the Staten Island Ferry in Manhattan on July 31, 2013. They marched to City Hall to lay out a four-point agenda to the New York City mayoral candidates that deals with the rebuilding of areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy and strategies for the [...]