Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
This past Tuesday, February 9th and Wednesday, February 10th, CBS New Anchor Katie Couric presented a report on the use of antibiotics in food animal production. This report investigates the use of antibiotics within the cattle and livestock industries. It also explores the effects these drug-fed animals can have on humans.
Watch the Report.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
People can nominate green community projects and their leaders for a Green Heroes grant by submitting a photo and short essay about the project or person at www.facebook.com/greenworks. Nominations will be accepted between January 19 and February 18, 2010. A $15,000 first prize and a $5,000 runner-up grant will be awarded in each of the following three categories:
- Youth Leader/Organization: Individual youth leaders – aged 13 to 17– and youth-led non-profit organizations.
- Adult Leader/Organization: Individual leaders – aged 18 and over – and non-profit organizations.
- School Organization: This category will recognize innovative environmental programs that are coordinated by a school or a teacher. These programs can receive grants to help further develop their projects along with a special educational experience from Roots & Shoots for their school
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
There's Power in Community. At least that's our theory!
We all conserve more energy when we know our neighbors are making efforts to reduce their energy use and we have an idea of how much we are using as well as the average consumption of the people around us.
To test this theory, we invite you to compete in a neighborhood energy saving competition which will make it incredibly easy to track your energy use, compare it to how much you used last year and show you how you are doing compared to your neighbors.
Neighbors will compete to reduce their energy consumption and there will be winners in two categories – biggest loser and smallest footprint. We're piloting this experimental competition in Kensington & Windsor Terrace in Brooklyn and after we work out the kinks, we want to scale it up to the rest of the city (think about which neighborhood you want to challenge next!)
You are eligible to compete if you pay your own energy bill and have lived in the same place for at least 12 months. Coops and Condos are encouraged to enter!
Visit this link for everything you need to know to enter: http://sustainablekwt.blogspot.com/p/energy-competition.html
Sustainable Kensington Windsor Terrace is a little group formed last year. We are all residents of Kensington or Windsor Terrace and our mission is: Building community through education and actions that reduce our environmental impact.