by greenspacewriter 05/24/2013
Earlier this Spring, GreenspaceNYC celebrated its 2nd birthday. Considering 11 events and workshops, 500+ event participants, 1800 tweets and 336 Facebook “likes”, this 2 year-old has covered a lot of ground and has some great things in store for its future.
We at GreenspaceNYC continue to move the organization forward–we are committed to our goal of facilitating a green community in the city through free events, discussions and projects. We’ve done our work solely with help of volunteers and material and in-kind donations from our awesome community partners.view more »
by greenspacewriter 05/15/2013
The mediapolis breaks down traditional borders. It is global and cosmopolitan. There are opportunities to geographically intermingle, share our identities, and fabricate new ones. There’s a price to pay. We pay in privacy and security. And all these material things we love? We use up resources, often precariously and impulsively.view more »
by greenspacewriter 03/28/2013
GREENSPACENYC is pleased to introduce the Play Forum—- a collaborative project to explore how we can better integrate play into the everyday. The goal of the project is to begin conversations around how we do experience the city and how we could. What are current examples of play within urban space? What are some strategies for incorporating play into our cities through top-down and bottom-up interventions? Is play an integral element in the development of more sustainable communities and neighborhoods?view more »
by greenspacewriter 02/27/2013
The Rise of Container Shops
Winter Flea at Brooklyn Flea
Mason Jar Salad Club
Film Biz Recyclingview more »
by greenspacewriter 02/23/2013
Today, the use of gene modification is widespread. There are many movements to eliminate GMO’s or Genetically Modified Organisms. GMO’s are banned in the EU, Australia, Japan, and the UK. Here in America GMO’s are legal and unlabeled. It’s amazing to think that the same wealth of data in genomics and systems biology that can create predictive models for lowering fuel emissions, creating biofuels, and support disease research is also responsible for the appearance and proliferation of genetically modified crops and animals. The demand for labeling of GMO’s in North America continues, with labeling advocates gaining support of major food companies after last year’s defeat of Proposition 37.view more »
by greenspacewriter 01/23/2013
A guest post by Courtney Selstad
Like any person that considers themself a crafter I have spent more money at places like Michaels and Jo-Anns than I’d prefer to admit. On the other hand, I’m a cheap woman and the thought of over-paying for Martha Stewart brand craft supplies makes me cringe. I find that the best materials are free – stuff around the house or on the side of the road with the garbage. Yes, I am that lady picking something out of the trash pile and walking away with a big grin on my face.view more »
by greenspacewriter 01/09/2013
This is a guest blog post by Andrew Haner who is a registered architect in New York State and the principal of sun|tect: architecture. His studio’s work can be found at www.sun-tect.com
“Listen up, you couch potatoes: each recycled beer can saves enough electricity to run a television for three hours.” - Denis Hayes
I’m spent all of my adult life designing things, mostly buildings. One thing that is common in any creative or production-related project is the amount of resources that are wasted in process. A simple renovation might involve many actions and result in staggeringly large amounts of waste. Demolition of existing materials without properly sorting materials will result in landfill waste, shipping fixtures from separate locations can result in higher carbon emissions, and packaging waste can multiply the materials destroyed in process.view more »
by greenspacewriter 12/30/2012
Thank you for a wonderful year! It’s been a amazing experience working with so many great volunteers, instructors, and our GreenspaceNYC team.
There were plenty of milestones this year including fiscal sponsorship, material sponsorship, and an array of events and panels promoting the democratization of sustainability and the arts.
We are looking forward to 2013 and many great things to come.
Here are some of the #2012 highlights:view more »
by greenspacewriter 11/18/2012
How do we empower people to “do” good in a globalized world? Some may argue that there is too much information or that we are experiencing information overload. Yet, today’s global village empowered by the internet and connectivity is mostly successful.view more »
by greenspacewriter 11/03/2012
We wish your family and friends the best after Sandy. Here’s GreenspaceNYC’s roundup of volunteer opportunities if you would like to get involved.
This list was updated November 3rd at 10:30 p.m.
- Sunday, November 4, 12pm–3:30pm: Help clean-up Riverside Park. Meet at 91st St and Riverside Drive and please bring extra gloves and garbage bags (check-in with Nya Jackson)
- CAAV in Chinatown will be open every day from 10am–5pm and is accepting food, flashlights, batteries and bottled water.
Brooklynview more »
- Red Hook Initiative is accepting donations at their center located at 767 Hicks Street (corner of West 9th Street) from 10am–8pm. They are in need of the following items: gasoline, water pumps, flashlights, candles, batteries, blankets, cleaning supplies (bleach, gloves, mops, etc.) and contractor strength garbage bags.
- Food and supply donations can be brought to Miccio Community Center (110 W 9th Street, Hicks/Henry).
- On November 4th The Bell House will host an open-mic storytelling event in its front room, proceeds go to American Red Cross. 149 7th St between Second and Third Aves, Gowanus, Brooklyn (718-643-6510, thebellhouseny.com). Nov 4 6–8pm; pay-what-you-wish.
- On November 6th craft-beer bar Mission Dolores will host an election-night party/sour-beer tasting that is also a benefit for the Red Hook Initiative, which is organizing relief efforts in the devastated Brooklyn neighborhood. In the bar’s words, “the more you drink, the more we donate.” 249 Fourth Ave between Carroll and President Sts, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-399-0099, missiondoloresbar.com). Nov 6 at 7pm; free.