In this week's Newsletter: A Green New Deal sprouts in Harlem, explore the winter wilds of Stuyvesant Cove, don't wait- buy a ticket to The Circular Economy today and much more!
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A Green New Deal for Harlem: Solar Uptown Now

You've surely heard about the Green New Deal that Congressional progressives have proposed as a way to curb the climate crisis and pursue environmental justice goals for communities that have often born the brunt of technological innovation rather than benefiting. This article on the Clean Technica website calls out Solar Uptown Now, our community solar initiative in collaboration with UHAB and WEACT, as an example of the Green New Deal happening right now.

From the article:
"It is one thing to improve the landscapes, and skyscapes, of Harlem and NYC, but there is so much soul to improving people’s incomes and livelihoods. There is so much more to technologically sound renewable growth than simply electrons. Improving the social infrastructure of the city is how we keep cities thriving as well as clean."

We couldn't be more proud to be involved in projects like this which improve communities and lives in real, tangible ways, with such great partners. And we'll be announcing more wonderful projects like this very soon!

Explore the Winter Wilds at Stuy Cove

Come to Stuyvesant Cove Park this weekend for a winter Park volunteer and foraging day on Sunday February 24th starting at 9am. All ages are welcome, and weather-appropriate clothing is a must (Sunday's forecast is for warm, rainy weather).

From 9am-12pm, participants will be assembling and filling large planters donated by Interboro Brewing with native glacial soil from the NYC Clean Soil Bank and compost provided by Citibank. These planters will become part of our edible mobile park project that will preserve part of Stuy Cove during the ESCR project construction.

Then starting at noon, you will learn about urban foraging and enjoy tasting some of the edible plants we grow in Stuy Cove.

This event is free with an RSVP to Park Manager Emily Curtis-Murphy, We hope to see you in the Park this Sunday!

Don't Delay! Buy Your Ticket to The Circular Economy Today

Tickets are on sale now for our first Clean Energy Comnnection panel discussion series on March 5 at the Greene Space.  Join us for an engaging discussion on the rapidly emerging market for closing the loop on waste, materials, water and energy use in cities around the word. The panel will focus on how New York City can incorporate circularity into its own economy as it targets zero waste to landfills by 2030. We'll look at the policy implications, the investment landscape, and next generation technologies connected to organic waste, construction materials, waste to energy generation, and more.

Beer is provided through a generous donation by Toast Ale - award winning beer brewed with fresh surplus bread.

Details about panelists, agenda and tickets are available here. And if you are available to help out (and would like a free ticket), we're still looking for one more volunteer. Email Dina Elkan at if you're interested. Thanks!

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Upcoming Events at Solar One

Explore the Winter Wilds at Stuy Cove Park
Solar 1, 23rd Street & the East River, 9am-1pm, free

Upcoming Events

Brilliant Minds Work on WEEKENDS 2019
The National Lighthouse Museum, 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, Staten Island, 9:30-11am, $20 single session/$75for four sessions

Behind the Scenes Hard Hat Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital
Ellis Island Hospital, take boat from Battery Park, Manhattan, 2-4pm, $75

Bronx Parks Speakup
Lehman College, Faculty Dining Room, Music Building, Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, 11am-5pm, free

Conquering the Energy Code for Architects & Engineers: Residential
The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place bet W. 3rd & Bleecker Sts, Manhattan, 9am-5pm, $99 general admission

Office Lighting: An IES Intermediate Seminar
Building Energy Exchange, 31 Chambers Street, Suite 609, bet Elk & Centre Sts, Manhattan, 6-8pm, $20 general admission/free for IESNYC members and students with valid ID

Emerging Professionals Happy Hour
BBar & Grill, 40 East Fourth Street bet Bowery & Lafayette St, Manhattan, 6-8pm, free for Urban Green members/$5 non-members

Green Seeds Networking Event #3
Building Energy Exchange, 31 Chambers Street, Suite 609, bet Elk & Centre Sts, Manhattan, 6-8:30pm, free
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