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a green revolution in Paris!

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The city is also planting 20,000 trees. Learn more about environmental initiatives in Paris: https://wef.ch/2O5jF3m
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Come turnout to protect the Lower East Side from escalating climate change impacts on Wednesday, Jan 23 at 1 pm, at City Hall.

Our community's future depends on plans made for its climate resilience: previously agreed to plans have just been jettisoned by NYC. We need to find out how the consequences of this decision affect us and what we can do about it. Join Councilmember Carlina Rivera at a Joint Hearing on East River Park by the City Council’s committees on Parks and Environmental Protection.Today I thanked my New York City Council colleagues for hearing me and my community and scheduling a joint committee meeting on the new East Side Coastal Resiliency proposal and the future of East River Park. This is a once-in-a-lifetime environmental project for the East Side, and we need clarity and public input to make sure we get it right. Hearing to take place on January 23rd at 1 PM in City Hall.
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Come turnout to protect the Lower East Side from escalating climate change impacts on Wednesday, Jan 23 at 1 pm, at City Hall. 

Our communitys future depends on plans made for its climate resilience: previously agreed to plans have just been jettisoned by NYC. We need to find out how the consequences of this decision affect us and what we can do about it. Join Councilmember Carlina Rivera at a Joint Hearing on East River Park by the City Council’s committees on Parks and Environmental Protection.

2 weeks ago

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New Year News: NYC's "Foam Ban" is Now Law. "As of January 1, 2019, New York City stores, food service establishments, and mobile food commissaries may no longer offer, sell or possess single-use foam food containers such as foam takeout clamshells, cups, plates, bowls and trays. Additionally, manufacturers and stores may no longer sell or offer for sale loose fill foam packaging (“packing peanuts”) in the city."
While it lacks teeth and has numerous exceptions, it's a step forward and should be further strengthened along the lines proposed by the EU parliment in banning single-use styrofoam. For more, see www1.nyc.gov/…/collection-setout-laws-for-…/foam-banNew Year News: NYC's "Foam Ban" is Now Law. "As of January 1, 2019, New York City stores, food service establishments, and mobile food commissaries may no longer offer, sell or possess single-use foam food containers such as foam takeout clamshells, cups, plates, bowls and trays. Additionally, manufacturers and stores may no longer sell or offer for sale loose fill foam packaging (“packing peanuts”) in the city." While it lacks teeth and has numerous exceptions, it's a step forward and should be further strengthened along the lines proposed by the EU parliament in fully banning single-use styrofoam. For more, see https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/resources/recycling-and-garbage-laws/collection-setout-laws-for-business/foam-ban
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New Year News: NYCs Foam Ban is Now Law. As of January 1, 2019, New York City stores, food service establishments, and mobile food commissaries may no longer offer, sell or possess single-use foam food containers such as foam takeout clamshells, cups, plates, bowls and trays. Additionally, manufacturers and stores may no longer sell or offer for sale loose fill foam packaging (“packing peanuts”) in the city. 
While it lacks teeth and has numerous exceptions, its a step forward and should be further strengthened along the lines proposed by the EU parliment in banning single-use styrofoam. For more, see https://www1.nyc.gov/…/collection-setout-laws-for-…/foam-ban

This is really a 'before' photo, taken by Peter Shapiro just as the garden was getting started, with Ilyse Kazar, Claire Costello, Wendy Brawer, Frances Knows and a Friend, just about 6 years ago! The black bags were full of top soil, awaiting wall work on the adjacent building, and the warmth of spring that bought the garden to life. Ray Sage is barely seen in the background of the second photo... You can see 596 Acres sign in the first photo, it's what brought us together! Team work makes the dream work! We welcome new members in Spring 2019 -check out svgarden.org, created by Ann Lee for more about Siempre Verde in all seasons! ... See MoreSee Less

This is really a before photo, taken by Peter Shapiro just as the garden was getting started, with Ilyse Kazar, Claire Costello, Wendy Brawer, Frances Knows and a Friend, just about 6 years ago! The black bags were full of top soil, awaiting wall work on the adjacent building, and the warmth of spring that bought the garden to life. Ray Sage is barely seen in the background of the second photo... You can see 596 Acres sign in the first photo, its what brought us together! Team work makes the dream work! We welcome new members in Spring 2019 -check out http://svgarden.org, created by Ann Lee for more about Siempre Verde in all seasons!Image attachment

 

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Ilyse Kazar and Ursula Murphy, We Miss YOU!

2012, Lower East Side! For newer friends -- this decrepit lot became a lovely space (thanks to a lot of sweat and no equity) where neighbors grow food, host workshops, librarians have brought little kids for story time, a great garden success story!

Heidi Alterman and others seeing this post -- just go to the garden's page and see the wealth of After photos! It seems almost all photos in the past couple of years have been closeups of flowers, veggies, and of course the wonderful events ... here's a photo from I think 2013 that gives a view of this particular lot. (The garden has 2 lots in a L shape)

Where is the after picture? It is so amazing there now!

I remember these days!

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