Citizen Action Group Updates

Peoples Climate March

News: September 2014

Upcoming Events


People’s Climate March

Citizen Action Groups will be participating in this year’s People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21 including Brooklyn Food Coalition, Sustainable Flatbush and alumni group Better Future Project.

Rondout Valley Growers Association

Saturday, September 27-10pm, Barn Dance and BBQ at the Duchess Farm Equestrian Center. Click here for purchasing details.

Compost for Brooklyn

C4B is looking for volunteers! September is a glorious time to be spending time in the garden. And we have the following open volunteer opportunities available to you in September: See here for sign-up information, garden hours and location.

Rego Park Green Alliance: Events will be happening from LIC to the Rockaways. Events include re-imagining the Rockaways through costal remapping and the break out appearance of a new super named Stat Girl whose power lies in the numbers.

MakerFaire, Queens Hall of Science, September 20th and 21. Giving kids/adults the tools they need to impact the environment and society in revolutionary ways

Queens Art Intervention, September 27(Rain date October 4): A day of temporary projects with artistic elements to inspire, educate, and bring awareness.

Sustainable Flatbush Healing Workshop
Herbal Medicine Preparation Saturday, September 27. Here is a link on the City Farming NYC Meetup group for all the details pertaining to their upcoming workshop the:

Sustainability Practice Network

October 8, 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Bard College – 1150 Sixth Avenue (44/45 Sts) 5th floor, Panel Discussion: Obama’s Climate Plan: State Action, Grassroots Opportunities Moderator: Eban Goodstein - Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Invited Panelists: Monique Segarra, Policy Faculty, Bard Center for Environmental Policy; David Goldston, Director, Government Affairs, National Resources Defense Council; Josh Klainberg, Sr Vice President, New York League of Conservation Voters; Sergej Mahnovski, Director, Utilities of the Future, Con Edison; Rob Freudenberg, Director Energy and Environment, Regional Plan AssociationFor more information please visit:

Past Events

Forbust Butternut Association

September 16, FBA received mayoral recognition for all of their efforts in Forbus Butternut Park and the surrounding community.

Sustainability Practice Network

This panel exploreed the workplace culture, technology and processes essential to optimize strategy execution to enhance environmental, social and economic performance. What impact are (ESG) metrics having on Wall Street’s demand to deliver immediate financial results at the expense of longer term prosperity? How are leaders in corporate sustainability addressing internal realities and the pressure from Wall Street? What are the specific lessons they've learned and how can that learning be shared?

September 3, 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Baruch College’s Library Building, 151 E 25th Street (between Lex and 3rd) Room 750: Under the Hood: Corporate Sustainability 2014

Moderator: Max Driscoll, Director of Sustainability, Croxton Collaborative Architects

Panelists: Lorraine Smith, Senior Director, SustainAbility;  Michael Deane, Vice President, Chief of Sustainability, Turner Construction Company, Su Gao, Senior ESG Analyst, Bloomberg LLP; Davida Heller, Ass’t VP, Corporate Sustainability, Citi; Adam Kanzer, General Counsel, Domini Social Investments; 


Stewart Park and Reserve Coalition (SPARC)

Sept. 7 at Stewart State Forest, SPARC sponsored an equestrian trail ride. Click here for details and see the Poughkeepsie Journal for a review.

Other Updates

White Roof Project

See Nation Swell for an article and video featuring WPR’s mission and work.

Farming Concrete

See TORONTOIST article by Peter Goffin, featuring Farming Concrete’s community initiative to measure how much food is grown in New York City and their partnership with Design Trust for Public Space.