Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

Lower Concourse North Parks Sell Out

Sunday, September 24th, 2017 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, In the News, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5 | No Comments »

Known as having the worst air quality and highest asthma rates in the country, the South Bronx continually receives a failing grade from the American Lung Association. Nowhere in the City's plans is a way to mitigate this crisis. On ...

Using Parkland to build Housing – only in the Bronx!!!

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, In the News, Low Impact Development, Permits Comments and locations, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Using Parkland to build Housing – only in the Bronx!!!

Waterfront parkland for private use – if they get it in the South Bronx, you will get it too! An Open Letter to the Public: For more than twenty years, city leaders have twisted the arms of local elected officials to ...

Movie: The Great Invisible – about the Deepwater Horizon

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 Posted in Blogs, Educational Environmentalists, Front Page News, In the News, Water Committee | Comments Off on Movie: The Great Invisible – about the Deepwater Horizon

THE GREAT INVISIBLE October 27, 2014 In this thought-provoking documentary which impressed audiences and won the Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival, Peabody Award winning documentarian Margaret Brown (THE ORDER OF MYTHS) explores the fallout of the explosion of Deepwater ...

Climate Central: Hurricane Sandy’s Untold Filthy Legacy: Sewage

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 Posted in East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, In the News, Water Committee | 1 Comment »

Hurricane Sandy was one of the largest storms to hit the northeast U.S. in recorded history, killing 159, knocking out power to millions, and causing $70 billion in damage in eight states. Sandy also put the vulnerability of critical infrastructure ...

From other pens: Opposition to FreshDirect Project Grows to 34 Organizations

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, In the News, Low Impact Development | Comments Off on From other pens: Opposition to FreshDirect Project Grows to 34 Organizations

Opposition to FreshDirect Project Grows to 34 Organizations Sustainable South Bronx, Bronx Council for Environmental Quality and Green Worker Cooperatives Release Independent Policy Statements Against the Company’s Move to the South Bronx Citing the neighborhood’s “long history of being overburdened with unfavorable ...

A walk down Stratford Avenue with Paul Mankiewicz

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 Posted in Blogs, Bronx River, Committees, Front Page News, In the News, Project Green, Water Committee | 2 Comments »

WALKS AND TALKS City of Soil: A Walk Down Stratford Avenue with Paul Mankiewicz Paul Mankiewicz is no ordinary biologist and plant scientist. As founder and director of the The Gaia Institute, Mankiewicz explores — through research, development, design, and education — the relationship ...

EPA Recommends New Recreational Water Quality Criteria to Better Protect Public Health

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 Posted in Blogs, Committees, Front Page News, In the News, Water Committee | Comments Off on EPA Recommends New Recreational Water Quality Criteria to Better Protect Public Health

News Release link here: EPA Recommends New Recreational Water Quality Criteria to Better Protect Public Health Release Date: 11/26/2012 Contact Information: Julia Valentine (News Media Only), valentine.julia@epa.gov, 202-564-0496 , 202-564-4355 WASHINGTON -- Pursuant to an order from a U.S. District Court and as required ...

Environmental Education Awards

Saturday, April 28th, 2012 Posted in Board Meetings, Calendared Items, Committees, Education, Educational Environmentalists, Front Page News, In the News | Comments Off on Environmental Education Awards

BCEQ is soliciting nominations for its Annual Environmental Education Awards. The first award was initiated in 1987 by one of BCEQ’s founders, Helen C. Reel, to honor civic-minded Bronx educators who demonstrate concern for posterity through their efforts to preserve ...

Bronxites tell the News what they want from their hometown paper

Sunday, November 28th, 2010 Posted in Blogs, Communications Work, Front Page News, In the News | Comments Off on Bronxites tell the News what they want from their hometown paper

Bronxites tell the News what they want from their hometown paper Check out Karen Argenti, BCEQ Board Member's comments. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/bronx/2010/11/23/2010-11-23_bronxites_tell_the_news_what_they_want_from_their_hometown_paper.html

NYDaily News: Yankee Stadium parking stalls out after developer shows signs that it may default on bonds

Friday, September 10th, 2010 Posted in Front Page News, In the News, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on NYDaily News: Yankee Stadium parking stalls out after developer shows signs that it may default on bonds

Great story! Juan Gonzalez did it sgain. The communitv was right and we can not get anyone to listen. Bittersweet, just like the Stella D'oro strike and move, the won the battle but list their jobs. This ...

Harlem River Working Group Presents a one stop guide to public programs

Monday, August 16th, 2010 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, In the News | Comments Off on Harlem River Working Group Presents a one stop guide to public programs

Harlem River Working Group Presents a one stop guide to public programs along the Harlem River. For more information about the events listed please contact the organization hosting the event. Harlem River Festival Sunday September 12th, 10-4 Swindler Cove Park (Dyckman street ...

BCEQ convenes community meeting with state and federal

Monday, May 10th, 2010 Posted in In the News, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on BCEQ convenes community meeting with state and federal

This meeting was held on April 30, 2010. The info leading up to this meeting is on our web page at: http://www.bceq.org/2010/04/15/bceq-letter-to-the-national-park-service-on-yankee-stadium-park-replacement/ The follow up letter is below. State_OPRHP_02162010_sitevisit ff up 05102010

Green Jobs Summit April 7 from 9am-5pm at BCC

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 Posted in Calendared Items, Communications Committee Work, Front Page News, In the News, Project Green | Comments Off on Green Jobs Summit April 7 from 9am-5pm at BCC

Bronx Green Jobs Summit April 7th 2010 Join other local leaders to make a Blueprint for Green Jobs in the Bronx! You have been selected as a candidate to attend the Bronx Green Jobs Summit, a project of the Bronx Green Jobs ...

In the NY Times: Panel Suggests 100 Ways Buildings Can Be Greener 02/02/10

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 Posted in Front Page News, In the News, Parks Committee, Project Green, Water Committee | 1 Comment »

By MIREYA NAVARRO Published: February 1, 2010 A panel of experts convened by the mayor and City Council issued more than 100 recommendations Monday on how to make New York City’s building codes more environmentally sound by imposing energy-saving requirements on construction ...

EPA Stormwater Management Regs for Federal Facilities

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, In the News, Project Green, UnBLOGlievable!, Water Committee | Comments Off on EPA Stormwater Management Regs for Federal Facilities

This is really unbelievably exciting. Just reading the fact sheet is terrific! Stormwater Management for Federal Facilities under Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/lid/section438/ You HAVE to download this fact sheet: http://www.epa.gov/owow/NPS/lid/section438/pdf/final_sec438_factsht.pdf

In the NY Times, 11-18-09: Green Roofs and Walls

Friday, November 20th, 2009 Posted in Front Page News, In the News, Project Green, Uncategorized | Comments Off on In the NY Times, 11-18-09: Green Roofs and Walls

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/19/business/energy-environment/19WALLS.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=edible%20walls&st=cse “We have 30 miles of rooftop in New York City and maybe 3,000 miles of walls,” said Paul Mankiewicz, the executive director of the Gaia Institute in New York. “It’s basically about maximizing the productivity per square foot.”

Paul Mankiewicz on the Jon Stewart Show

Saturday, October 24th, 2009 Posted in Communications Committee Work, In the News, Vice Presidents' Blog | Comments Off on Paul Mankiewicz on the Jon Stewart Show

September 23, 2009 Our Dead Planet Aasif Mandvi interviews our BCEQ VP Dr. Paul Mankiewcz http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-september-23-2009/our-dead-planet

Dropping the Ball: NY Yankee Stadium truned Parks into Parking Lots

Saturday, October 24th, 2009 Posted in In the News, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Dropping the Ball: NY Yankee Stadium truned Parks into Parking Lots

SIDEBAR Dropping the Ball How the New Yankee Stadium Turned Parks into Parking Lots By Matt Johanson When the Yankees opened their new stadium and pinstriped stars like Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera ran onto the field for the first time, the cheers of ...