EARTH DAY Events
Honoring the Future
this year! Those in Washington DC for the Climate March can take the
self-guided Honoring the Future’s
at the Smithsonian Craft Show, April 27 -30, 2017. Meet 21
artists with innovative responses to climate change! All of the artists applied
for the “Honoring the Future Sustainability Award,” which comes with a $1000
prize for the artist whose work best educates the public about climate change
or inspires or models a sustainable response to climate change. The show is
being held at the National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW (Judiciary Square
metro station), an easy walk from the march route. Tickets required.
Pathways will be hosting a volunteer day for bridge and trail repair at
Asbornsen Nature Trail at Hummel Park.
Day/World Water Day Bike Ride at The Unisphere ~ Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Earth Day
To join the inside tour of the Newtown Creek Wastewater
Treatment Plant in connection with this bike tour you must register for the 3PM
Day GreenLaunch Gardening at HarborLAB. 53-21 Vernon Blvd. LIC, NY 11101 from 3PM-7PM.
Help turn our waterfront green and welcoming place of learning! Come help us
make seedballs, water our fruit trees, layer our "lasagna compost,"
identify and remove invsive weeds, plant milkweed and goldenrod, prepare our
spartina flats, and otherwise make our waterfront green and lush!
Compost for Brooklyn
Hours 11am- 1pm. Learn about composting, drop off your scraps or just stop by!
Newkirk and East 8th.
15, 2017 from 10:30am-12:00pm. Seed Choices at Somers Library 82 Primrose
Street Katonah, NY, 10536. This exploratory discussion offers a wonderful
opportunity to explore the idea that we all—gardeners and eaters alike—play a
role in stewarding one of our most valuable natural resources: seeds. Shanyn
Siegel will lead this informative conversation about seeds and the seed
industry, and how they both impact one of the things most essential to our
everyday lives—our food. Shanyn will explain the different types of garden
seeds available and share options for selecting the best seeds for organic
gardens—and a resilient regional food system. Participants will leave with a
better understanding of the significance of our seed choices and some unusual
heirloom seeds to try. This event is free and open to the public. Register in
advance by calling the Somers Library at 914-232-5717 or by using the Somers Library Event
Sustainability Practice Network
3, 2017 from 6-8pm at Grove School of Engineering at City College l Steinman
Lecture Hall - 160 Convent Avenue NY, NY (between 140 & 141 Sts). Discussion
panel on “Permaculture and Urban Eco-System Design” Permaculture has the
potential to transform the future, but first we have to bring it mainstream.
How do we scale permaculture to redesign the massive agricultural, food, and
consumer culture systems for long-term health and sustainability? What is the
way forward given the sociopolitical challenges we currently face? How can a
focus on local actions collectively alter a global system?
Hillary Brown, FAIA, Professor of Architecture at the City College of New
York’s Spitzer School of Architecture, Program Director, City College's
Sustainability in the Urban Environment
Andrew Faust, Permaculture and Bioregional Educator, Designer at Center for
Bioregional Living; Ashley Muse, Senior Sustainability Manager, YR&G;
Philip Silva, Co-founder and Co-director, TreeKIT; Associate Editor, The Nature
of Cities; Monica Ibacache, Founder and Executive Director, Beyond Organic
Essex Farm Institute
March 25th 9:30 - 1:00 @ Rybach's Metal Works. Welding 101 is back! Back
by popular demand, Rybach's introductory workshop will cover a basic overview
of different metals that are commonly used in the farming field, mainly
identifying these metals and determining which welding process is appropriate
for each. It will focus on MIG welding mild steel. Mild steel is
the most common material in almost all farm equipment, and MIG welding is the
most practical form of both mild steel fabrication and repair. Most of
the workshop will be hands on, learning how the set up a welder,
understanding how a MIG welder works, and finally welding scrap pieces of
steel to one another in different positions. Welding 201 will follow closely
on April 8th. SPACE IS LIMITED to 7 participants, register now by
Haven at Skanda received its IRS 501c3 determination letter! We have been
working with The Haven at Skanda since 2016 and in a short amount of time they
have developed the structure needed to thrive as an independent nonprofit. We
wish them the best and will keep in touch with them as alumni.
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