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Illegal Dumping On Staten Island Report

June 25, 2021 // 0 Comments

This video was made to bring more awareness of the illegal dumping problem on Staten Island to a number of officials, both elected and non-elected. We will keep everyone up to date on what happens. For more info: go to siec.nyc, (The Staten Island Environmental Communicators). And leave your comments and/or join in on or start your own actions and let us know what you’re [...]

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 [...]

New Year’s Day Annual Beach Walk 2019

July 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Coney Island has its Polar Bear Club to bring in the New Year, but on Staten Island, we walk the beach.  And have been doing so for 29 years around noon on New Year’s Day come rain or shine, snow or hail, cold, colder or coldest, whatever. The walk, sponsored by Protectors of the Pine Oak Woods (PPOW) and the Natural Resources Protected Association (NRPA), gathers environmentalists from throughout Staten Island, invites family, friends and others from outside the island to help bring in the New Year, remember those who went before us and to look forward to our next set of [...]

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.   [...]

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 [...]

Master Composting

February 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

  This video will introduce you to the The NYC Compost Project Master Composter Certificate Program which is an advanced composting course that trains a select group of New Yorkers every year to support, develop, and maintain community-based composting projects across all five boroughs. The course requires 24 hours of classroom instruction, two field trips, 30 hours of compost-related fieldwork, and a final project. The video highlights some of the projects Master Composters from Staten Island have completed with a quick view of some of the topics covered in the course. The list of [...]

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 [...]

Joe Holzka Community Garden in Staten Island

May 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

    This is a video about the Joe Holzka Community Garden in Staten Island, NY showing the lush greenery, abundance of vegetables grown there and the community gardeners who make it all happen. The gardeners capture rainwater, compost their garden waste and use companion planting and vertical planters to increase production. One section of the garden is devoted to growing produce for a local food pantry. The video was submitted to the 2018 Humus Film Festival in Madrid, Spain.  Produced and submitted by Lenny Librizzi. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]