Monday, June 15, 2009

Sustainable Lectures at Governors Island

As I was checking out the Governors Island web site, I happened upon an event listing for this summer: CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities Summer Lecture Series. Every Saturday starting June 27 and ending September 5, there will be a lecture relating to sustainable urban practices.

Here are details for the first few lectures:

June 27, Saturday, at 12:30 p.m. in Pershing Hall
Projjal Dutta, Director of MTA Sustainability
“How Transit Riders Are Saving The Earth”
Learn what we’re doing right in New York City and how we can make mass transit work better for cities nationwide.

July 11, Saturday, at 12:30 p.m. in Pershing Hall
Carey Pulverman, LES Ecology Center
“Composting in the City? Yes We Can!”
New Yorkers discard more than a million tons of organic material a year. Learn how to curb waste and compost—it’s easy, and you can even do it in your apartment!

July 18, Saturday, at 12:30 p.m. in Pershing Hall
Dylan Gauthier, Mare Liberum &
“How To Build a Boat from Recycled Materials in a Day”
Join us as we build a true water-ready 15-foot boat from scratch in an afternoon—made from discarded plywood!—and learn how you can build one yourself.

July 25, Saturday, at 12:30 p.m. in Pershing Hall
Andy Padian, Community Preservation Corp.
“How To Curb Catastrophic Waste in Your Home or Condo”
Learn 10 things that you can do in your apartment, building, and office to dramatically reduce energy waste and make your cash flow increase. Money is the real green!

For the full list, along with listings of other events throughout the summer, click here.

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