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Sustainability
The ability to fulfill human needs while maintaining the quality of the natural environment indefinitely.

UNITY 4 Community Meeting

Start Date: 
June 15, 2011 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Sustainability
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, Councilmember Letitia James, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery
Location: 
Atlantic Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt and Bond)
United States
Description: 

Forest City Ratner is constructing the arena, but the rest of the demolished 22 acre site is a big questions mark...except for enormous "interim" surface parking lots.

In order to plan, set a better framework, and change the dynamic for the future development of the site Councilmember Letitia James, Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn invite you to UNITY 4, a community meeting on Wednesday, June 15th to discuss the community's plans for the Atlantic Yards site, with the UNITY Plan and its principles as a jumping off point.

The meeting will include a presentation by UNITY Plan designers and architects Marshall Brown and Ron Shiffman, a discussion of the current and future status of the site and Q&A with a panel including elected officials. Your ideas, thoughts and input will be invaluable to the meeting.

Open to: 
General public

Rain barrel giveaway

Start Date: 
April 16, 2011 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Sustainability
Sponsored By: 
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Location: 
Marine Park Parking Lot at Avenue U Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

During heavy storms, stormwater runoff can overwhelm the city’s sewer system, and, in some cases, cause street flooding. To reduce stormwater runoff and to create a more livable, sustainable city, DEP released the NYC Green Infrastructure Plan and is piloting several stormwater best management practices throughout the city, including enhanced tree pits, streetside infiltration swales, and blue and green roofs. Rain barrels capture stormwater from your roof and store it for future use.

By capturing stormwater, rain barrels can help you conserve water by storing rainwater for future use, such as watering your lawn or garden. This will keep your plants healthy and save you money–since households devote almost 40% of their water to watering lawns and gardens. And you’ll be doing your part to reduce demand on New York City’s drinking water system during the summer’s hottest days.

DEP will provide detailed instructions on how to attach and use your rain barrel at the giveaway. For more information call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/dep.

Please note: Rain Barrels will be given away on first come first serve basis, one per household. You must live in a single-family or attached two-family home to participate in this exciting and innovative program.

Open to: 
Residents of single- or two-family houses

Another Test

Categories
Topic : 
Housing
Sustainability
Zoning
Sponsored By: 
Me
Location: 
TEst location
Streeet Test Additional TEst
Philadelphia, PA
United States
Description: 

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Open to: 
all

Test

Categories
Topic : 
Housing
Sustainability
Subsite: 
Brooklyn Food Coalition
Committee: 
Landmark committee
Site: 
Public involvement in Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Me
Location: 
Test location
Test street
Test city, SC 560020
United States
Description: 

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Open to: 
All