August 3, 2011The NEW New York Green Block Party to Williamsburg. Last year in Gowanus we had many great local community groups join us. This year we hope to bring even more but we need some help to do so. Some of the organizations we are excited about bringing can’t afford our $175 vendor fee. This is where you come in: donate on our project page on ioby.org! We have selected 6 totally rad groups and need to raise just over $1,000 so they can all participate. The orgs are: – Borough Bees (beekeeping! honey!) – Adopt-a-Farmbox (builds farmbeds for local schools and communities to grow fruit in the city) – Sustainable Flatbush (promotes innovative energy practices and streets that prioritize people over cars) – The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (mentors for environmental justice school by school, neighborhood by neighborhood) – Bio Bus (an old schoolbus retrofit with cutting edge green technologies to educate kids) – And last but not least: The Poop Project (advocates against dumping sewage into rivers, lakes and streams, and to talking about poop) If you don’t know ioby, which stands for “in our back yard”, they are a microfinance website for community environmental action in NYC. They help groups and individuals raise donations for discrete projects. Any amount from a couple of bucks to thousands of dollars can be donated. Helen Ho and Erin Barnes from ioby have been participating on the steering committee for The NEW New York — we are really excited about working with them! Thanks ioby!
July 13, 2011[email protected] with “Lounge Design Challenge” as the subject. The design can be of a wide range of furniture/environmental objects such as benches, tables, textiles, planters, screens, shade coverings and more. Indicate the materials that you envision using. Selected winners will have the opportunity to revise the design and materials after selection, workign with GreenHomeNYC’s team and the panel of judges to realize variations of the original idea. Submissions due: 8/22/11 Winners announced: 8/29/11 Exhibition: 10/01/11 For more info: greendesignchallenge.tumblr.com
June 5, 2011TNNY application
March 5, 2011Mark your calenders for Saturday, October 1st 2011. GreenHomeNYC will be hosting its second annual green street fair event bringing to the street new ideas of a better, brighter and greener future. Last year’s launch in the Gowanus was exciting and incredibly successful and we could not have done it without your participation! We had over 1,500 attendees, and 80 vendors from green roofers to the BioBus. It was a day filled with workshops and green buildings tours teaching people how to TAKE ACTION to make a more sustainable city. Even CNN stopped by! This year we will be building on the momentum of our success and aiming for even greater attendance, a wide variety of vendors, and workshops to provide a deeper understanding of what a true Green New York City can be. Our exact location is in the works, to be announced in the Spring. We hope that you will join us!! In the upcoming months we will be in touch to discuss our plan for this year. If you want to secure a vendor spot early, contact us! Early birds will get a discounted rate. and we are going paperless…..so signing up will be all that easier, and greener. Other exciting news – + Karen Auster, of Auster Agency will be a driving force behind the event, again ensuring that all the details are attended to, and that they day goes without a hitch. + The New Museum will be enacting our Green Street Fair guidelines for their Festival of Ideas to take place on May 7th, come find GreenHomeNYC at our booth! Warm regards, Gita Nandan + Alison Novak Co-Chairs, TNNY Steering Committee
October 8, 2010photo montage. Last Saturday over 1,500 people came to the first annual event. The stellar weather contributed to the day’s success but it was really the 55 incredible vendors, the dozen+ tours/lectures/activities throughout the day, our GreenHomeNYC volunteers, and the support of our sponsors that made it a great event. Want to sign up for next year or re-live last weekend’s schedule? Find us at greenhomenyc.org/thenewnewyork
October 1, 2010Wearable Collections provides a no cost, turn-key solution to recycling clothing within residential buildings in NYC. We handle all the logistics from placement of bins and promotion within the buildings to scheduling weekly pick-ups.
September 30, 2010Recycle-A-Bicycle will be providing valet parking, at The NEW New York, on Third Street close to the corner of Hoyt. Lower your carbon footprint, be kind to the neighbors, get a little exercise.
Future Green Studio, 2pm for a Green Roofing Demonstration and Presentation as he walks you through his green roofing lot. See for yourself local and adapted vegetation suited for the harsh conditions of rooftop living, and learn the basics of what is need to install your own green roof. Meet at the Future Green Green Roofing lot, middle of the block, across from the picnic tables, first come first serve. Below is a sneak peak of David’s work in action, and the pet plants growing on Third Street.
New green rooftop video.Thanks to Melissa Friedling of Slouch Productions, for her enthusiasm and effort in the creation of our Video Action Clips.