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The Haven Project: A Greener Future for the South Bronx

June 27, 2016

by Thomas Storck

 

Bronx1For decades, the South Bronx has served as a dumping ground for highways, waste transfer stations and truck-intensive industry.  Its residents breathe some of the worst air in the country, and yet the open space they need to mitigate their health problems is severely lacking, leaving communities feeling like they get nothing they do want, and everything they don’t.  Working to close this dangerous gap in urban planning is the Haven Project, a transformative master plan developed by New York Restoration Project (NYRP) to create a network of open spaces in Port Morris and Mott Haven in the South Bronx.

 

Building on 20 years of experience restoring parks in high-need communities, this is NYRP’s first neighborhood-scale effort. Using scientific evidence along with community input, the Haven Project team developed a plan geared specifically towards improving the community’s health and well-being by mitigating the disproportionate concentration of highways and industry with more open green space.

 

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{Green Careers} June 14th: Networking with John Crant – Discussion/Workshop

June 6, 2016

 

NETWORKING is often the key to having a successful and impactful career.

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Join the GHNYC Green Careers group for a discussion lead by career coach and subject matter expert, John Crant on effective networking strategies that you can use in real life, interpersonal situations — such as industry events and informational interviews — as well as in the digital realm — such as LinkedIn and social media.

 

RSVP HERE!

 

This event will be useful for both individuals on the job hunt and individuals interested in raising their industry profile.

 

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm with networking afterwards
Location: DXV Showroom – 15 W. 20th Street, New York, NY 10011

 

For more information about John Crant, visit www.selfrecruiter.com and don’t forget to RSVP HERE!

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