In this week's Newsletter: Come to the last East Side Coastal Resiliency Project public meeting, sign up for Urban Green Council's conference on buildings and infrastructure, join us and volunteer in the Park this Saturday and much more!
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Last East Side Coastal Resiliency Public Meeting on October 8- Don't Miss It!


The East Side Coastal Resiliency Project (also known as the BIG U or the Dryline) is an ambitious undertaking that not only aims to make Lower Manhattan more resilient to future storms, but also hopes to transform formerly neglected space into a vibrant community habitat. Meetings have been held throughout the past year to gather input from residents and community stakeholders to try and ensure that the final project design reflects the needs and desires of the neighborhood.

On October 8 at Washington Irving High School, the public will have one more chance to weigh in on the proposed designs for Project Area 2, which runs from 14th Street up to 23rd Street through Stuyvesant Cove Park. The high school is located at 40 Irving Place between 15th and 16th Streets, the doors will open at 6:30 and the presentation will start at 8. we hope to see as many of you there as humanly possible!

You can learn more about the project from Community Board 6 here.


Just Two weeks Left Until Revelry by the River Oktoberfest!

We're so excited about our upcoming Revelry by the River Oktoberfest event that we just can't keep quiet about it! want to know what kind of fun is in store? Check out this short film by Outer Shell Pictures from last year's "Munich on the East River" Oktoberfest.

So have you got your tickets yet? Click on the button below or visit http://solar1.org/donate to get yours today!

Urban Green Council Conference on Revitalizing Mid-Century Buildings and Infrastructure

Solar One and Urban Green Council invite you to attend Modern All Over Again, a half-day conference on October 2 at Bloomberg LP. The event offers an afternoon of exceptional speakers addressing the challenges of revitalizing mid-century buildings and energy infrastructure. Keynote Audrey Zibelman (Chair, NYS Public Service Commission) will set the stage, discussing the $60 billion transformation planned for NYC’s utility grid. Other distinguished panelists, including Michael Adlerstein (Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations), will explore the historical context that led to building practices of the 1950's-1960s, as well as business, design, and energy conservation opportunities for renewing mid–century office buildings, public housing and iconic complexes (such as the U.N. and Lincoln Center).

Be part of the conversation, and learn about recently accomplished renovations and what lies ahead. AIA and GBCI continuing education credits are available.

The conference is free for USGBC members, and annual memberships are available for $100. You can find more information and register for the conference here.
 
 
 

Come Volunteer in Stuyvesant Cove Park This Saturday Morning

Autumn has arrived, and with it, Park Volunteer Days. This Saturday morning, you can come and get yor hands dirty helping to spread mulch, relocate plants, get rid of some weeds and get the supreme satisfaction that comes with working with your hands in the sun on a (hopefully) beautiful day.

We'll start at 10am and work until 1pm, when we'll enjoy a pizza lunch provided by the Stuyvesant Cove Park Association. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and close-toed shoes. We will provide gloves, tools and instructions on what needs to be done!

Also, Park lovers may have noticed that this week, two of our Hackberry trees were removed. This is because both trees had developed deep splits in their trunks, and seemed as though they could become a danger in the future, especially if we have a lot of heavy snow this winter. We're always sorry to lose trees, but in this case it's a bit of a relief!

If you're planning to come to the Volunteer Day, please RSVP to dina@solar1.org. See you in the Park!
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Upcoming Events at Solar 1

9/26
Stuyvesant Cove Park Association Volunteer Day
Solar 1, Stuyvesant Cove Park, 23rd Street & the East River, 10am-1pm, free
RSVP to dina@solar1.org.

10/2
Munich on the East River Oktoberfest
Solar 1, Stuyvesant Cove Park, 23rd Street & the East River, 4-10pm, $25+

Other Events


9/25
Science Based Targets: How Businesses Are Aligning Their Goals with Climate Science
UN Global Impact, 685 3rd Avenue, 12th Floor bet 43rd & 44th Sts, Manhattan, 9-11:30am, free

Urban Innovation for Livable Cities
The New York Academy of Sciences, World Trade Center 7, 250 Greenwich Street bet Vesey & Barclay Sts, Manhattan, 1-7:30pm, free

9/26
Build a Rainwater Harvesting System Workshop
Location TBA, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, 10:30am-2:30pm, free

9/27
Act Locally to Solve the Climate Crisis: A Community Teach-In (Park Slope)
Camp Friendship in Park Slope, 339 8th Street bet 6th & 7th Aves, Brooklyn, 4-7pm, $3

9/28
Passive House + Net Zero: R-951 Residence & Climate Neutral Buildings
Building Energy Exchange, 31 Chambers Street, Suite 609, bet Reade and Chambers Sts, Manhattan, 9-10am, $10

9/29
Financing Pathways to Decarbonization
HSBC, 452 Fifth Avenue bet 39th & 40th Sts, Manhattan, 1-4pm, free

9/30
Designing Climate Action
Products of Design Department, 136 West 21st Street, 7th Floor, bet 20th & 21st Sts, Manhattan, 6:30-9pm, free
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