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Offline willsweeney

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New info! Going Green in Queens!
« on: February 20, 2008, 03:48:41 PM »
A free environmental, educational and networking event for green, environmental, park, volunteer and civic groups.
The most exciting and informative green event in Queens. Don't miss it!

sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Queens Coalition for Parks & Green Spaces, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
New York Hall of Science,
47-01 111th Street,
Queens, NY 11368

*Keynote Speaker: Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski.
*Informational workshops: Street Trees, Alternative Energy Sources, Composting, Queens Waterfronts,  and much more.
*The trolley will provide shuttle service from the subway to the Hall of Science.
*Free Parking (you must tell the guard you are attending GOING GREEN IN QUEENS; otherwise you will be charged the normal $10/car.)
*Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly for light refreshments, instructional materials and give-a-ways! to (718) 343-6779 or e-mail
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Offline helen

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New info! Going Green in Queens!
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008, 11:07:45 PM »
Great event for progressive or civic minded green types!  Workshop listings at the bottom.

Going Green in Queens ‘08

Saturday, March 8th

10:00am – 2:30pm

Registration will begin at 9:30am


New York Hall of Science at Flushing Meadow Park

47-01 111 Street

Queens, NY 11368


**Getting There

If Driving to the Hall of Science – Make sure you mention that you are there specifically for Going Green in Queens when you get to the parking lot. Everyone there for the event will get free parking for the day. Otherwise they will charge you $10 which we don’t have the power to refund.  Likewise inside.


If taking the subway – from the 7 subway at 111St there will be a white Parks shuttle bus on the corner of 111St by Roosevelt Ave to bring participants to the event from 9:30-10:30am.  You can also walk straight down 111 St for about 10-15 minutes until you see the Hall of Science on your left.  Please let folks inside know that you are there for Going Green in Queens to avoid lines and fees.



What is Going Green in Queens ’08?

The first event of its kind, Going Green in Queens ‘08  is a free environmental, educational, and networking event for individuals and groups that are green, environmental, parks, volunteer and civic minded.


There will be:


A tabling exhibition highlighting local and city wide volunteer, non-profit, and green organizations such as the City Parks Foundation, Citizens Committee for NYC, Solar One, Transportation Alternatives Queens Committee along with 2 dozen other organizations.


A Keynote Speaker featuring Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, who is not only a Parks Commissioner but also a Queens native who has been blazing a blue trail for NYC.


 And 12 workshops to choose following the different trail themes of Trees, Water, Environmental Sustainability and Resources for You including:



*Street Tree Sleuthing – Discover the Secrets of NYC Street Trees. Presented by Laura Wooley , Central Forestry and Sam Bishop, Trees NY

*Masters Level Pruning – More Than Just Dead Wood. Presented by Sam Bishop, Trees NY

*One is the Loneliest Number. Presented by Cindy Van Houten & Jennie Nyulasi – Friends of Gantry Neighborhood Parks

Learn how by gathering friends and neighborhood locals together how you can build community be a better friend to your neighborhood trees.  Cindy and Jennie will reveal their formula for success.



*City of Water – A Short Film on NYC Waterways. Roland Lewis, Remy Monteko-Sherman and Jennifer Stark-Hernandez from Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

*Make Waves in the Blue Movement - Queens Waterfront Communities Make a Splash!PART I & II. Presented by Karen Overton, Partnerships for Parks; Katie *Ellman, Green Shores NYC; Aline Euler, Alley Pond Environmental Center; Kate Schmid, Newtown Creek Alliance; Erik Baard, LIC Community Boathouse


Environmental Sustainability

*Composting in the City –Indoors and Outdoors. Presented by Dan Tainow, Queens Botanical Garden

*Building Foundations for a Sustainable Future through Green Building and Solar Energy. Presented by Nicole Defeo, Queens Botanical Garden and Anthony Conklin, Mercury Solar Systems

* How Run-off Water Affects You and Build Bioswales too! Presented by Andrew Faust, Permaculture Instructor


Resources for You

*Building Relationships with Elected Officials. Presented by Asi Klein, Partnerships for Parks; Phil Craft, City Parks Foundation; JR Nocerino, Kidz Care

*Parks 101. Presented by Jill Weber and Iris Rodriguez, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

Get the ultimate insiders scoop on the ins and outs of Queens Parks, find out how to get your questions answered effectively and how to navigate your way around Parks.

*Grants for Community Building Projects. Presented by Lixian Hantover – Citizens Committee for NYC



Come and network and learn with the greenest minds in Queens.


To RSVP (highly recommended) e-mail or call (718) 343-6779.


Sponsored by –

Metro Your Green Energy Source and HSBC


Brought to you by -

Queens Coalition for Parks & Green Spaces, Partnerships for Parks, Queens Civic Congress, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, Queens Botanical Garden, NY/NJ Trial Conference, Queens Blvd Restoration Group, Friends of Gantry Neighborhood Parks, Belle Harbor Property Owners Association, Eastern Queens Alliance



Offline heff

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Re: New info! Going Green in Queens!
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 04:45:23 PM »
The Transportation Alternatives Queens Committee is going to be there.  We'll be handing out bike maps and info about the upcoming Roller Race and all sorts of educational goodness.  I'm looking forward to it, should be very interesting meeting all these green minded Queens residents.

Jackson Heights Life

Re: New info! Going Green in Queens!
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 04:45:23 PM »