Archive for the ‘Blogs’ Category

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

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 ...

HAPPY 98th BIRTHDAY THERESA LATO – Click Here: www.Care2.com

Sunday, February 14th, 2010 Posted in President's Blog | Comments Off

Send BCEQ Founder a Birthday Card (Feb.17th) by clicking here: www.Care2.com Theresa Lato reads her e-mails at eli_lato@hotmail.com (1)Sunday before President's Day. I couldn't get my car out of a snowbank. Fortunately, Glenn Fleischmann (who garages his) picked up Diane Sargent ...

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 ...

ENVIRONMENTAL NEW YEAR GREETINGS!

Monday, January 4th, 2010 Posted in President's Blog | 1 Comment »

Thanks for visiting my BCEQ President's Blogsite. Happily, so much of the news these days focuses on Environmental Issues. Unhappily, it's usually news that reflects how inattentive we've all been to the damage our species continues to inflict ...

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

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

President’s Blog: Happy Thanksgiving 11-25-09

Thursday, November 26th, 2009 Posted in Blogs, Calendared Items, Front Page News, President's Blog | Comments Off

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for taking the time to read my BCEQ Pres' Blog. Throughout the upcoming Season, give a thought now and again about the environmental impact of this Happy Holiday. Nanci and I went turkey shopping at Stew Leonard's in ...

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

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

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

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 ...

President’s Blog 10-17-2009: IC translates the Minutes

Sunday, October 18th, 2009 Posted in Blogs, President's Blog | Comments Off

Thanks for visiting my President's Blog. The Oct.14th of BCEQ Board was well-attended. There was enough Pizza & Cold Noodles to go around. VP2 Joyce Hogi baked a delicious Pumpkin Cake (almost from scratch). Because the has board voted to ...

Oh where oh where are our replacement parks II

Saturday, October 17th, 2009 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, UnBLOGlievable!, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off

Great Report by community member last August.  Still no word from the State Parks Department.  What's up with that? Garage A project inconsistencies 082309 We hear that the waterfront parks (many miles from where the people live, but across from the shopping ...

Vice Presidents Blog: Kingsbridge Armory testimony

Saturday, October 17th, 2009 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Kingsbridge Armory, Vice Presidents' Blog | Comments Off

At its monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 14th, Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) considered your request to become part of the Alliance that is fighting for responsible development of the Kingsbridge Armory. We were unanimous in that, while we support ...

SUMMER’S END UPDATES – Back Soon from Fire Island

Saturday, September 19th, 2009 Posted in Blogs, President's Blog | Comments Off

SUMMER'S END UPDATES - Back Soon from Fire Island Unfortunately, I don't get to spend my summers in The Bronx. We have a Mon&Pop store within one of the villages of the Fire Island National Seashore. I'm a member ...

DEP offers Bronx River CSO Plan, August 2009

Saturday, September 5th, 2009 Posted in Bronx River, Front Page News, UnBLOGlievable!, Water Committee | Comments Off

All of a sudden, after two years of waitin, the Public meeting was called for  August 19.  We get one month to comment.  Send in comments on or before September 18, 2009 to Sue McCormick, P.E. NYS DEC 625 Broadway Albany, NY  12233-3506 sdmccorm@gw.dec.state.ny.us Here are ...

Oh where oh where have our replacement parks gone?

Monday, August 31st, 2009 Posted in Front Page News, UnBLOGlievable!, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off

Well folks, they are not where they should be.  If anyone thinks we are kidding, just go see for yourself.  This is simply a theft of services.  I do not know why they are building half a garage and half ...

BRONX SCIENCE EARTHDAY FESTIVAL – If the Sun Shines it’s a Success!

Friday, April 24th, 2009 Posted in President's Blog | Comments Off

It's hard to believe that Bronx HS of Science has held 20 years of outdoor EarthDay Festivals and it has never been a rainy day! Kudos to Dr.Julie Downey-Mankiewicz, a BCEQ Director and advisor of the LEAP ...

NYS BIGGER BETTER BOTTLE BILL – At Long Last & Not All We Wanted

Monday, March 30th, 2009 Posted in President's Blog | Comments Off

Here are some recent e-mail excahngeds sent to BCEQ Supporters: --------------------------------------------------- Getting his bill onto the Agenda was apparently more difficult than ecoists thought. Who'd ever've thought that Bronx Bodégas have such political clout in the Senate? This compromise bill affects ...

UnBLOGleivable – No Plan A ….or B……the City unprepared!

Monday, March 30th, 2009 Posted in Blogs, UnBLOGlievable!, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off

Read all about it, they have no plan for emergencies by the Jerome Park Reservoir. http://www.waterblogged.org/dinowitz-and-community-warns-no-emergency-plan-for-bronx-sci-and-surrounding-areas-of-jerome-park-reservoir/ So, even though it is not related, the demolition of Yankee Stadium has been privately bid.  Who knows who got the contract, if they are vendex ...

UBLOGeivable! Grass pellets to keep warm – a sustainable solution to grass cuttings

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, Project Green, UnBLOGlievable! | 3 Comments »

This is a great story from the Catskill Watershed Corporation, the Watershed Advocate, Winter 2008.  Excerpts are provided here for a quick read, but you should check out the whole story. Staying Warm:  Grass pellets may be one solution The potential of ...

President’s Blog: 2/24/009 – Upcoming Annual BxPkSpeakUp! & Harlem River Water Conference.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 Posted in President's Blog | Comments Off

One advantage of having CableVision is being able to watch BxTalkPrimeTime live on Monday nites 9PM, and re-aired on almost any night of the week, Channel 67. In advance of SpeakUpXV, the BCPGS Planning Committee ...