Tag: green-economy

June 30, 2020

The Intersection of COVID and Climate: What Have We Learned?

By Kaitlyn Pohly   In a post-quarantine, shelter-in-place, mask-wearing world, what does the fate of our climate look like? Amidst all of this upheaval, it’s hard to remember that just half a year ago sustainability was a rising priority on the public’s agenda; the debate about the climate and its subsequent socioeconomic implications was gaining momentum.  

Earth Day, April 22, 1970. (AP Photo/Toby Massey)

Although the world’s shared media has been widely focused on the pandemic, it’s crucial that the pressure remain on the topic of climate change. And not only for the future of the planet—investments in sustainable, climate-resilient infrastructure and the transition to a lower-carbon society can significantly increase near-term job creation, a crucial factor in rebuilding our societies following the pandemic. Creating both economic and environmental resilience in a post COVID-19 world is now more essential than ever.   (more…)

March 9, 2015

March Tour: Aquaponics Farm

GreenHomeNYC Invites you to EXPLORE an AQUAPONICS FARM IN THE HEART OF BROOKLYN Join us on Saturday, March 28th for a tour of Oko Farms – an aquaculture and education company in Brooklyn! Through the process of aquaponics, Oko Farms raises freshwater fish along with a variety of vegetables and fruits to provide a model for sustainable urban food production. Aquaponics ecosystem water is continuously recycled leading to significantly less water use than traditional agriculture and commercial aquaculture. Guests will be treated to a hands-on demonstration of the innovative practice of nutrient cycling. moore18 Date: Saturday, March 28th 2015 Time: 12PM – 1:30PM (Lunch after the tour TBD) Location: 104 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206 Cost: $10 with a GreenHomeNYC donation or $5 without a donation.     Please note the following: • Visitors should bring water and sun protection such as hats, sunscreen, a long sleeved shirt, and/or anything else personally needed to maintain hydration and protection from the sun, cold, or rain. • All visitors are expected to sign the farm’s Photo Release form. If you are 21 and under, we will email you the form before the day of the event, so that you can secure a signature of your parent/guardian. • Bring a water bottle – water is readily available. • Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, bring gardening gloves, and a hat. • Dress in comfortable, outdoor clothing and plan on getting a bit wet and dirty. • This is a hands-on, working farm experience. You will have a fun and inspiring time! Learn more at Oko Farms

Space is limited. RSVP Today!

September 11, 2014

September ’14 Green Building Tour: Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility

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invites you to join us on September 30th as we explore

Sims Municipal Recycling’s Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility!

  2014-05-15 11.03.56 Sims Municipal Recycling’s (SMR) processes all of NYC’s residential and institutional metal, glass and plastic recyclables, as well as half of the City’s paper.  The new facility has a Recycling Education Center, where New Yorkers are encouraged to come see how recycling happens in NYC. The bright colors and interactive exhibits will engage younger visitors, and detailed information about their processing equipment and business strategy will spark questions for adults.   When: Tuesday September 30, 2014 6:30pm-8:00pm. Where: 472 Second Avenue (NOT Street) Brooklyn, NY 11232.   2014-05-15 10.59.32 The visit will start with introductory presentation and videos that will illustrate what happens after recyclables are put into the recycling bin.  Visitors will then have some time to explore the interactive exhibits that detail the sorting operations. The tour continues onto the catwalk that oversees huge piles of recyclables and the operating equipment. As a member of the green economy, the Sims site also features a large solar panel installation, habitat mitigation through artificial reefs, native plantings, and fuzzy rope nets to encourage growth of filter feeders along the pier. Sims hopes that a visit to the recycling facility will forever change visitors’ perception of what it means to throw something “away.”   Space is limited – Register Today!