September 29, 2010

Mind In the Gutter

Minds in the Gutter, literally. Join Kate Zidar, Coordinator of the Stormwater Infrastructure Matters (S.W.I.M.) Coalition, who will do a Chalk Talk at 1pm.  Meet at the S.W.I.M booth where she will frame where Third Street is in terms of the bigger drainage picture and discuss how the features of the street and sidewalk relate. Read more…

Water Water Water!! The DEP Water-on-the-Go Fountain

BRING YOUR WATER BOTTLE!! Free water will be provided throughout the day, thanks to the DEP, who will be installing their Water-on-the-Go Fountain. Located in the center of the event, near the Future Studios Green Roof yard, and near the food vendors, these drinking fountains will help keep everyone hydrated, healthy and happy.  Enjoy NYC’s. Read more…

September 28, 2010

Street Tree Pruning and Maintenance Demonstration with TreesNY.

A Million Trees to Plant AND MAINTAIN. NYC’s Million Trees is a PLANYC initiative in partnership with NYC Parks and New York Restoration Project, helping New Yorkers plant a million trees in New York across the five boroughs, over the next decade.  But this ambitious project requires not only planting but also maintenance and stewardship. Read more…

September 27, 2010

Energy Audit Tours with Matt Brown of Life Cycle Solutions

Join Matt Brown, of Life Cycle Solutions for an Energy Audit Tour in the neighborhood.  Get the inside scoop on why energy audits are important, useful, and can reduce your bills.   The energy audit tour will take you around the common areas of a typical co-op and a sampling of apartments in the building. . Read more…

Open House Green Buildings Tours

GreenHomeNYC hosts the NYC Green Buildings Open House on Saturday, October 2nd, for the For the 8th consecutive year! The NEW New York is complementing a day of Green Building Open Houses located throughout the five boroughs.  Guests can visit a variety of green buildings, accompanied by the owners, designers, and engineers who built them. . Read more…

September 26, 2010

Tour LEED-Gold Building, Sit in Sustainable Furniture

What does a LEED-Gold building look like? Are there windmills? Do you have to use a bicycle to generate electricity for your breakfast toast? As part of The NEW New York, the developer of Third + Bond, a 44-unit condominium anticipating LEED-Gold and EnergyStar certifications, will be offering tours. The project is just a few. Read more…

September 25, 2010

DIY radiator tuning with Life Cycle Solutions

Check out these simple ways to make your radiator more efficient. Life Cycle – DIY Radiator Tuning from greenhomehyc on Vimeo.

September 23, 2010

Tree Planting and Tree Give Away with NYRP

ALSO Happening on October 2nd, with our Friends over at the New York Restoration Project : New York City residents can attend a MillionTreesNYC Tree Giveaway and pick up their own free tree, which can be planted on private properties such as front and backyards, commercial properties, community gardens, and faith-based centers. This program is. Read more…

September 21, 2010

Maiden Voyage of Jerko the Gowanus Canal Water Vacuum

One of our fantastic tours : Floating on one of New York’s most environmentally disturbed waterways and powered by vikings, ‘Jerko the Gowanus Water Vacuum’ is a salvaged houseboat that has been transformed into a laboratory and showspace for do-it-yourself sustainability projects. From its parabolic solar tea maker (created from broken mirrors and a dumpstered satellite dish) to. Read more…

September 18, 2010

Kids Activities – Build a Solar Car, and More!!

All kids are welcome! Visit Solar One located near the middle of the Block Party who is hosting green kids activities.  There will be insect drawing for the young ones in the morning; seed bomb building for young teens and solar car construction and racing. Solar car building and racing is limited to 15 so. Read more…