Category: LIVING GREEN

Garden Party in Harlem

Garden Party in Harlem

August 19, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Majora Carter in Harlem at the Schomburg for Earth Day — Green the Ghetto and How Much It Won’t Cost Us

Majora Carter in Harlem at the Schomburg for Earth Day — Green the Ghetto and How Much It Won’t Cost Us

The Schomburg Center celebrates the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with speaker and activist Majora Carter. Carter, a MacArthur-winning activist, environmental justice advocate and economic consultant founded Sustainable South Bronx to achieve environmental justice through economically sustainable projects. As president of the Majora Carter Group she has extended her reach beyond the Bronx to include [...]

April 15, 2010 | 0 Comments More
The Fruitful Wound at Casa Frela Gallery

The Fruitful Wound at Casa Frela Gallery

Casa Frela Gallery presents The Fruitful Wound, photographs of Harlem’s gardens and open spaces by Dennis Santella. The exhibition opens with a gala reception from 4PM to 7PM on Saturday, July 18th, 2009. The show runs through August 22nd, 2009. For a full year, Dennis Santella has been searching out and photographing gardens and green [...]

July 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Greening the Culture at Harlem’s Hudson River Cafe

Greening the Culture at Harlem’s Hudson River Cafe

June 27, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Freecycling Around Harlem and Around NYC

Freecycling Around Harlem and Around NYC

What are you doing to go green? Have you made any lifestyle changes to help the environment? One day I ran out of paper and needed to print something. (Sometimes I’d rather read from paper than my computer.) Since it was night and I couldn’t get to Staples, I improvised. I inserted used paper into [...]

June 19, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Going Green Around Harlem and Around NYC

Going Green Around Harlem and Around NYC

If you’re like me, lately you’ve been bombarded with “Go Green” messages. I find that some articles are little blurbs, but don’t offer significant tips and suggestions. Below is a list of concrete suggestions that can make a significant impact overall. Switch to ENERGY STAR® Qualified Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) —  ENERGY STAR® qualified [...]

June 12, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Green Business Solutions Around Harlem and Around NYC

Green Business Solutions Around Harlem and Around NYC

Today, Governor David A. Paterson introduced a package of bills to advance New York’s emerging clean energy economy, create jobs, protect the environment and save the taxpayers millions of dollars. He states, “By investing in clean energy technologies and expanding the State’s energy efficiency programs, we are creating New York’s new economy. These bills will [...]

June 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Will La Marqueta Return to East Harlem?

Will La Marqueta Return to East Harlem?

La Marqueta is a marketplace under the Metro North railway tracks between 111th Street and 116th Street on Park Avenue in East Harlem. During the 1950s and 1960s, over 500 vendors operated out of La Marqueta, and it was an important social and economic venue for Latinos in New York. The market was originally an [...]

June 4, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Fresh — Screening and Panel Discussion

Fresh — Screening and Panel Discussion

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, the Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, [...]

May 8, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Evo Morales Comes to Harlem

Evo Morales Comes to Harlem

Bolivian President Evo Morales is scheduled to speak at Salem United Methodist Church in Harlem when he visits the United Nations on April 22. On April 14, Morales and his supporters ended a five-day hunger strike in victory after Bolivia’s congress passed a law guaranteeing 14 congressional seats for Indigenous candidates and allowing expatriates the [...]

April 21, 2009 | 0 Comments More
A Look Back — The Life of Clifton “Chuck” Sutton

A Look Back — The Life of Clifton “Chuck” Sutton

Clifton Rolet Sutton, 58, a journalist, environmental activist, community organizer and co-executive producer of It’s Showtime at the Apollo, died recently. He was the nephew of Percy Sutton. At his funeral, speakers told of the powerful role he played in Harlem politics over the last 30 years of his life, including his work with Governor [...]

April 9, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Raw Soul — Healthy Vegan / Vegetarian Eating in Harlem

Raw Soul — Healthy Vegan / Vegetarian Eating in Harlem

Raw Vegetarian Pizza *** Near the corner of 145th and St. Nicholas, smack dab in the middle of Harlem’s Sugar Hill, there’s a Dunkin Donuts, Famous Fish (really, they’re famous) with its line of people stretching down the block and a couple of other typical Harlem take out spots. Then, there’s Raw Soul, an all [...]

March 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
West Harlem CSA Brings Organic Food to Harlem

West Harlem CSA Brings Organic Food to Harlem

The West Harlem CSA provides an affordable alternative to standard grocery shopping. They work to provide healthier food choices for West Harlem residents where options are limited and many budgets are constrained. What is CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a partnership between a community and a farm. The farmer gets a guaranteed [...]

March 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Translating Science to Policy — Protecting Children’s Environmental Health

Translating Science to Policy — Protecting Children’s Environmental Health

The Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, in collaboration with its lead community partner, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, is hosting a day-long conference that will focus on three major environmental health concerns affecting children: air pollution, pesticides, and endocrine disruptors in consumer products. The purpose of the conference is to share research findings from [...]

March 16, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Cornell West in Examined Life at the IFC Film Center — TODAY

Cornell West in Examined Life at the IFC Film Center — TODAY

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” -Socrates *** Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the streets. In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today’s most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them [...]

March 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Urban Go Green Holiday Wine Tasting in Harlem

Urban Go Green Holiday Wine Tasting in Harlem

December 3, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Al Gore to Join the Obama Administration

Al Gore to Join the Obama Administration

I look forward to serving in the Obama administration and while I cannot yet reveal what my exact role will be, I can assure you that President-Elect Obama and I are eager to get started building a new world. One that is green and sustainable. There is an economic crisis taking place in financial centers [...]

November 7, 2008 | 1 Comment More
WE ACT Environmental Justice Centers Wins Green Building Competition

WE ACT Environmental Justice Centers Wins Green Building Competition

On September 24, 2008, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability (PlaNYC) named the planned new headquarters for WE ACT for Environmental Justice, a leading advocate for environmental justice for two decades, as a winner in the jointly sponsored 2008 Green Building Competition for New York City. Anthony [...]

October 3, 2008 | 0 Comments More