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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 [...]

It’s My Park Event at Graniteville

March 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Whose park is this? It’s YOURS and MINE and EVERYONE’S! One of the many activities that the Natural Resources Protective Association (NRPA) does is cleaning-up at natural areas, such as in the much neglected park area of the Graniteville wetlands and forest in Staten Island. This video follows Jim Scarcella, president of NRPA, and his fellow volunteers as they do the clean-up work and explain what and why they are doing this and what they hope to achieve. NRPA will be doing more such clean-ups at Staten Island’s beaches, waterfronts, parks and other neglected natural [...]

Staten Island’s North Shore Community Supported Agriculture Group

March 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

  The Staten Island CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a neighborhood group that joins with a regional farmer in a mutually beneficial partnership, there are no middlemen or  employees. Members receive organic produce every week by purchasing a share in the farmer’s harvest at the start of the growing season, when the farmer has to pay most of the expenses (seed, soil, fertilizer). The farm is an organic farm, Circle Brook Farm in Hardwick Township. NJ. The farmer’s name is John Krueger. Started in 2005, our SICSA has been an integral part of the Staten Island north shore [...]

“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 [...]