Archive for the ‘Project Green’ Category

Learn Up Workshop November 2018

Monday, November 19th, 2018 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Committees, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | No Comments »

Bronx Council for Environmental Quality held environmental pre-SpeakUp LearnUp workshops, on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00 pm to 8 pm in the Leo Engineering Building – Fischback room 4th Floor of Manhattan College, 3825 Corlear Avenue, at 238th Street in the Bronx NY.  Sponsors include Con Edison and Bronx ...

Living Shoreline Green Infrastructure Project

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 Posted in Committees, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Hudson River Watershed Projects, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | 1 Comment »

"When beavers make a series of dams and ponds within a drainage basin, the water cycle in the entire watershed is affected.  Wetlands act like a sponge, soaking up water during storms and releasing it slowly in drier times.  The ...

East Bronx LearnUp to SpeakUp 12.6.2018

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 Posted in Bronx Parks Speak Up Learn Up, Committees, Communications Work, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on East Bronx LearnUp to SpeakUp 12.6.2018

“Learning How to be Good Stewards of Our Water and Land” You are invited to participate in the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality environmental pre-SpeakUp workshops EAST BRONX Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Owen F. Dolen Park Recreation Center 2551 Westchester ...

10.12.2018 BCEQ Comments to the ACOE on Storm Barriers Environmental Review

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Committees, Communications Work, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Living Ecological Green Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on 10.12.2018 BCEQ Comments to the ACOE on Storm Barriers Environmental Review

we wrote: "Sometime in the Fourth Grade, we learned about the interaction of land, water and air. It is a simple lesson that begins with the basics of the water cycle -- the essence of all life on earth. It is ...

Haven Project – release the funds

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Posted in Define the Issues, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Lower Concourse North, mill pond park, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks | Comments Off on Haven Project – release the funds

We have seen this happen before.  This is how we lost our parkland at Pier 5 to the favorite building in the city.  But I divert from this story.  You may remember the Producers?  Well, here we go again.       Our friends ...

Living Ecological Green Infrastructure Tools

Thursday, October 25th, 2018 Posted in Communications Work, Define the Issues, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Low Impact Development, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Water Committee | Comments Off on Living Ecological Green Infrastructure Tools

Thanks to our friends at USGS, we have collected some interesting links on this page. We plan to list and update this topic on nature based ways to view water and how it moves through the soil. - Library on different ...

WHEN PARKLAND IS NOT REALLY PARKLAND

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, mill pond park, NYC Parks Department, Permits, Permits Comments and locations, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | 1 Comment »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2018 CONTACT: Karen Argenti, 646-529-1990 WHEN PARKLAND IS NOT REALLY PARKLAND (Bronx, NY) The case of the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) and Young vs. the City of New York, et al. concerning Pier 5 and the ...

Passive Park Climate Change Solutions 4 Sustainable NYC

Sunday, February 11th, 2018 Posted in Bronx Point, climate changge, EDC, eMagazine, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, mill pond park, nyc, NYC Parks Department, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability, sustainable parks, Van Cortlandt Park, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Passive Park Climate Change Solutions 4 Sustainable NYC

Passive Parkland Can Create Climate Change Solutions for a Sustainable New York City New York City’s 500 mile waterfront beckons commercial and residential development, accelerated by tax-subsidized affordable housing policies and rezoning. After centuries of neglect or industrial uses, miles of ...

BCEQ’s Map for Clean Rivers, Lake and Streams

Monday, January 15th, 2018 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Parks Committee, Project Green, Resiliency and Sustainability, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ’s Map for Clean Rivers, Lake and Streams

Find a copy of our list of comments Long term control plan for the Bronx Harlem Hudson River Jan 2018 FINAL

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System 6/22 @ 6:30 pm

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 Posted in Front Page News, Resiliency and Sustainability, Water Committee | Comments Off on Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System 6/22 @ 6:30 pm

Learn about what MS4 is, how to manage the storm water for that sewer system, and what the city plans for neighborhoods that meet the criteria. WHERE:  NY State Department of Public Service - 90 Church Street 4th Floor Board Room ...

City of Water Day in Your Neighborhood Mural of Pier 5 Cleaning Water

Friday, July 26th, 2013 Posted in Front Page News, Greenversations, Harlem River Working Group, Project Green, Projects, Resiliency and Sustainability | Comments Off on City of Water Day in Your Neighborhood Mural of Pier 5 Cleaning Water

4/23 CURES Panel – Superstorm Sandy: Six Months After

Saturday, April 20th, 2013 Posted in Educational Environmentalists, Front Page News, Resiliency and Sustainability, Water Committee | Comments Off on 4/23 CURES Panel – Superstorm Sandy: Six Months After

The Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES) is holding a panel discussion that BCEQ Director, Dart Westphal will be participating in. Join CURES to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and New York City coastline resilience with a panel of outside experts ...

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 ...

11-9 Hearing – Green Infrastructure: NYC is the last to “Get It”

Friday, October 21st, 2011 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Project Green, Water Committee | 1 Comment »

NYSDEC & NYCDEP Reach Innovative Draft Agreement to Improve New York Harbor Water Quality Agreement Will Result In an Estimated $2.4 Billion in Green Infrastructure Over 20 Years and More Than $1.6 Billion in Gray Infrastructure Projects to Reduce CSOs Public ...

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 ...

Bronx Parks Speak Up: Sat., February 27

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 Posted in Front Page News, Low Impact Development, Parks Committee, Project Green | 1 Comment »

Bronx Parks Speak Up! Open Spaces, Environment and Health Presentations Energy Efficiency Harlem River Working Group Shape Up NY Workshops Rain Water Harvesting Organic Growing Techniques Worm Bins Made Easy (composting) Panel Discussion Sustainable/Green Community Development Learn about all the Resources/Opportunities for Community Groups, Educators & Volunteers Join us ...

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.”

Bronx River plan to abate the combined sewer overflow consent decree

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 Posted in Bronx River, Front Page News, Low Impact Development, Project Green, Water Committee | Comments Off on Bronx River plan to abate the combined sewer overflow consent decree

What can we say? The DEP put forth yet another stellar (not really) plan for Clean Water on the Bronx River. With excuses like, Westchester County pollutes the river; we can not use Green roofs as we have ...