by greenspacewriter 06/16/2013
Join us on Sunday June 23rd. Workshop activity begins at 1 pm. The lecture and presentation will begin at 3:30 pm.
RSVP here: www.meetup.com/GreenspaceNYC/events/105813612/
This hands-on workshop activity will invite participants to co-create impromptu public art – a colorful map illustrating the Greenwich Village. How can New York City be re-imagined to include more artistic interventions and inventive play spaces? The activity is guided by these questions: What are current examples of play within urban space? What are strategies for incorporating play into our cities through top-down and bottom-up interventions? Why is play an integral element in the development of more sustainable communities and neighborhoods?view more »
by greenspacewriter 06/13/2013
Can instant gratification through social media bring happiness? Is happiness continuously conveyed through the use of online “status updates” which has matured into an ubiquitous and public method for broadcasting personal information? Arguably posts can create a sense of competition, importance, and encourages other internet users to do the same in order to achieve inclusion or acceptance within the social network. The net result can be a greater sense of anxiety through continuous comparison—- others are at the gym, getting new jobs, having children, and you have to race to keep up. On the other hand, it can create a sense of belonging and inclusion. And there is a lot of information right of your finger tips – the literal well of information, much harder to reach merely 2 decades ago.view more »
by greenspacewriter 05/24/2013
Earlier this Spring, GreenspaceNYC celebrated its 2nd birthday. Considering 11 events and workshops, 500+ event participants, 1800 tweets and 336 Facebook “likes”, this 2 year-old has covered a lot of ground and has some great things in store for its future.
We at GreenspaceNYC continue to move the organization forward–we are committed to our goal of facilitating a green community in the city through free events, discussions and projects. We’ve done our work solely with help of volunteers and material and in-kind donations from our awesome community partners.view more »
by greenspacewriter 05/15/2013
The mediapolis breaks down traditional borders. It is global and cosmopolitan. There are opportunities to geographically intermingle, share our identities, and fabricate new ones. There’s a price to pay. We pay in privacy and security. And all these material things we love? We use up resources, often precariously and impulsively.view more »
by greenspacewriter 03/28/2013
GREENSPACENYC is pleased to introduce the Play Forum—- a collaborative project to explore how we can better integrate play into the everyday. The goal of the project is to begin conversations around how we do experience the city and how we could. What are current examples of play within urban space? What are some strategies for incorporating play into our cities through top-down and bottom-up interventions? Is play an integral element in the development of more sustainable communities and neighborhoods?view more »
by greenspacewriter 02/27/2013
The Rise of Container Shops
Winter Flea at Brooklyn Flea
Mason Jar Salad Club
Film Biz Recyclingview more »
by greenspacewriter 02/23/2013
Today, the use of gene modification is widespread. There are many movements to eliminate GMO’s or Genetically Modified Organisms. GMO’s are banned in the EU, Australia, Japan, and the UK. Here in America GMO’s are legal and unlabeled. It’s amazing to think that the same wealth of data in genomics and systems biology that can create predictive models for lowering fuel emissions, creating biofuels, and support disease research is also responsible for the appearance and proliferation of genetically modified crops and animals. The demand for labeling of GMO’s in North America continues, with labeling advocates gaining support of major food companies after last year’s defeat of Proposition 37.view more »
by greenspacewriter 01/23/2013
A guest post by Courtney Selstad
Like any person that considers themself a crafter I have spent more money at places like Michaels and Jo-Anns than I’d prefer to admit. On the other hand, I’m a cheap woman and the thought of over-paying for Martha Stewart brand craft supplies makes me cringe. I find that the best materials are free – stuff around the house or on the side of the road with the garbage. Yes, I am that lady picking something out of the trash pile and walking away with a big grin on my face.view more »
by greenspacewriter 01/09/2013
This is a guest blog post by Andrew Haner who is a registered architect in New York State and the principal of sun|tect: architecture. His studio’s work can be found at www.sun-tect.com
“Listen up, you couch potatoes: each recycled beer can saves enough electricity to run a television for three hours.” - Denis Hayes
I’m spent all of my adult life designing things, mostly buildings. One thing that is common in any creative or production-related project is the amount of resources that are wasted in process. A simple renovation might involve many actions and result in staggeringly large amounts of waste. Demolition of existing materials without properly sorting materials will result in landfill waste, shipping fixtures from separate locations can result in higher carbon emissions, and packaging waste can multiply the materials destroyed in process.view more »
by greenspacewriter 12/30/2012
Thank you for a wonderful year! It’s been a amazing experience working with so many great volunteers, instructors, and our GreenspaceNYC team.
There were plenty of milestones this year including fiscal sponsorship, material sponsorship, and an array of events and panels promoting the democratization of sustainability and the arts.
We are looking forward to 2013 and many great things to come.
Here are some of the #2012 highlights:view more »