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Solar Powered Film Series @ Solar 1
$FREE!$ All activities begin at 8pm and films begin shortly thereafter - details and film descriptions here
September 4 "Clean" Coal? - Burning the Future, Q&A with director/producer David Novack
September 5 Green Design - Garbage Warrior, Q&A with Elizabeth Royte, author of Garbage Land and Bottlemania
September 6 Food - The Future of Food, preceded by the Green Edge NYC Eco-Tour Scavenger Hunt...Brooklyn!
Eco-Tour Scavenger Hunt...Brooklyn!
September 6, 4:30-7pm
WHERE: Start point is Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park. We'll meet near the gazebo on the right hand side of the street leading into the park.
HOW MUCH: $7 pre-payment, $10 cash/check day of
WHAT: The Eco-Tour Scavenger Hunt goes Brooklyn! Grab a friend or meet a new one, get your clue sheet and...GO! You have two hours to find all of the clues for the greenest restaurants, businesses, buildings, parks, etc. in Brooklyn right now. Gift bags are provided for the most eco-savvy team. Bring your bike if you wish! The end point for this game will be the final showing of the Solar Powered Film Festival at Solar 1 in Manhattan.
Please bring the following:
A digital camera, Reusable bag to gather some goodies, Comfortable shoes, Water, Pen or pencil
Green Boroughs Walking Tour: Lower East Side, Manhattan
September 21, 12:45-3pm
WHERE: Starting at Birdbath Bakery, 223 First Avenue, Manhattan
HOW MUCH: Adult $25 pre-payment, $30 day of Pay Now.
Student $15 pre-payment, $20 day of Pay Now.
WHAT: The Green Boroughs Walking Tour of the East Village and Lower East Side will show you the newest, coolest, greenest retail stores, restaurants, green affordable apartment buildings, community gardens, and other places that are green and sustainable in New York City. We will start our tour at Birdbath Bakery, 223 First Avenue near East 13th Street at 1 pm. This bakery not only uses organic and locally grown ingredients in its products but it was completely constructed from sustainable and recycled materials. For example, the insulation under the counter is made from recycled denim, the paint is non-toxic milk paint, and the floor is made from reclaimed cork. Another stop on the tour is the 6BC Botanical Garden. It is one of many wonderful community gardens operated by volunteers in the East Village. We will also see an example of green affordable housing, visit fantastic green retail stores, and learn some history along the way. You don't want to miss this tour!
Eco-Eatery Tour @ The Green Table featuring The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education
September 22, 7-9pm
WHERE: The Green Table, Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave, New York, NY 10011
HOW MUCH: Space is limited! $45 pre-payment required. Pay IN FULL Now. You may reserve your spot with a 50% deposit, which is refundable up to September 17, 2008, 8pm. Pay 50% refundable deposit now. A portion of your dinner payment will benefit The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education.
WHAT: This Eco-Eatery Tour will be extra special because we will be honoring not one, but two, inspiring sustainability initiatives happening right here in New York City! Hosting the September 2008 Tour is The Green Table, a charming organic eatery, nestled in the heart of the Chelsea Market. The daily menu reflects what's freshest at local farms and greenmarkets and the wine and beer list is composed of sustainable, organic and biodynamic offerings. On this night, we will have Seasonal Hors d'Oeuvres, red and white wines, a seasonal herbal infusion and sparkling water.
Also on the menu of recognition this night is The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, the premier organization that equips school systems K-12 and their communities with the core content, competencies and habits of mind that characterize education for a sustainable future. For the month of September, The Green Table will donate 2% of its profits to The Cloud Institute!
BONUS: Meet Mary Cleaver, President & Founder of The Cleaver Co. & The Green Table and Jaimie Cloud, President & Founder of The Cloud Institute!
CityWide Supper Club @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (new location!)
Please visit our website to sign up for your Neighborhood Supper Club and see what else is brewing up at Green Edge NYC!
October 5, 6-9pm
WHERE: 126 Crosby St., just south of Houston, Manhattan, 10012
HOW MUCH: $5 pre-payment or $8 cash the day of
WHAT: Each season we gather together for a citywide feast and to celebrate our Neighborhood Supper Clubs. Each Citywide Supper Club celebrates a season of delicious meals, fruitful discussion and local community building done through our Neighborhood Supper Club program. These events feature speakers and providea forum for discusing a sustainable future.
WHAT TO BRING: Attendees are encouraged to bring vegetarian or vegan food and/or drink that is fresh, local seasonal and organic. The Housing Works Cafe will be open for us to purchase baked goods, coffee, tea, beer and wine...all of which support the fight against HIV/AIDS and Homelessness.
Back by Popular Demand: Urban Foraging with Leda Meredith in Prospect Park
October 19, 10:15 - 1pm Rain or Shine!
WHERE: Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Meet at the Grand Army Plaza entrance near the Gazebo.
HOW MUCH: $15 pre-payment or RSVP and pay cash the day of.
WHAT: Food from the park? What!? Yes, indeed you can find food right in the city's playground. Take a guided tour of the urban forest, also known as Prospect Park, with forager, committed locavore, botanist, (June Supper Club Speaker and July foraging guide!) Leda Meredith. Leda will once again be sharing her wisdom and teaching us how to identify edibles in the urban terrain. Autumn's cooler weather means that we will be looking for wild greens, nuts, root vegetables, the last of the summer fruits and maybe even some mushrooms. At the end of the foraging walk, we will spend some time sitting in the park while Leda takes Q& A and we taste treats made with wild edible ingredients.
WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable walking shoes, Water, Pen and Pad (there won't be a test, but you may want to jot a few notes!), Digital Camera (to photo the plants we ID and of course to capture the many happy memories of urban foraging)
BONUS: For those of you who missed Leda at the June Supper Club or on the July foraging tour, you have another chance to purchase her new memoir, Botany, Ballet & Dinner from Scratch, at the foraging event. Citywide Supper Club Coordinator, Joanna, purchased a copy at the June event and was so enthralled by the stories that she finished the book in it's entirety by the next morning. She has since given copies to family and friends who are equally enthusiastic. We highly recommend it! (Bring cash or a check since there are no credit card machines in Prospect Park - $18.50 with tax)
community for a sustainable future
Green Edge Collaborative is a social network for New York City residents to learn and discuss how our consumption choices affect our social, environmental and economic worlds in our local neighborhoods as well as our global community.
Through community engagement, Green Edge Collaborative facilitates an ongoing dialogue that builds awareness and inspires action toward a sustainable future.
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